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The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is moving to forge stronger links with the Business Schools of Howard University, and the American University, which are based in the United States capital, Washington, D.C.

Representatives of academia, government and the private sector gathered for the recent joint launch of the Mona ICT Policy Centre and the book Ringtones of Opportunity: Policy, Technology and Access in Caribbean Communications.

James Moss-Solomon, former director - corporate affairs at GraceKennedy Limited, has been appointed executive-in-residence to the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

DIRECTOR of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) Professor Hopeton Dunn reckons that the lottery scam is a sequel to the culture of conning and harassment of tourists which have been prevalent in the resort city of Montego Bay for many years. According to Dunn 'conmanship' has now gone online from its usual face-to-face style.

Speaking at the launch of the new Mona School of Business and Management recently, Wehby noted the plight of young graduates to gain experience in the work world in their bid to get jobs. "Too often I have heard criticism that the University of the West Indies turns out graduates who are theoretically sound, but deficient in practical experience," Wehby said.

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has been granted institutional accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), for a period of seven years, the maximum time possible. The accreditation took effect from February 1, 2012.

Thalia Lyn, Minna Israel and Douglas Orane, organising committee members of the CB Group-UWI 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Sunday, November 18, were joined by author Marguerite Orane in the pep-up training session held last Thursday evening at the UWI Mona Bowl.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Jamaica, Robert Fuderich, has charged researchers to spend more time analysing data on child-related issues in an effort to solve the many problems that continue to affect Caribbean children.

Recent events in the Jamaican economy have brought to the fore, the need for a serious and nuanced discussion on what the Government, as one of the actors in the national economy, should be doing in order to facilitate economic growth and development.

GRACEKENNEDY LTD has announced plans to launch a formal internship programme.

The programme is an initiative of Group CEO Don Wehby and will begin in January 2013.

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