UWI Mona Campus - Suspension of Operations | October 30, 2023

To: The UWI Mona Community

The University of the West Indies Earthquake Unit has confirmed that the island experienced a 5.6 magnitude earthquake at 10:57am, the epicenter was located 10 km south of Buff Bay, Portland.

In order to ensure the structural integrity of all buildings on the Mona Campus, The Management of the Campus has suspended operations for the rest of the day - October 30, 2023.

The Community is advised to monitor Mona Messaging, the media and their immediate supervisors, and Faculty Offices for further updates.


MonaLaw, Norman Manley and Hugh Wooding Law Schools’ Alumni Class of ‘97 host discussion on the CCJ becoming Jamaica’s Apex Court


On the evening of Thursday 19, October 2023, The UWI Mona Faculty of Law partnered with The Norman Manley and Hugh Wooding Law School’s Alumni, Class of 1997, with support from the Caribbean Court of Justice Academy to present a reasoning event.

New Study finds Worldwide Climate Change Adaptation


A new study published in the scientific journal, Nature Climate Change, provides the first global analysis of actors engaged in climate adaptation and their roles. The study reveals a critical issue, that systematic networking of various actor groups has generally been insufficient.


UWI Mona Leads Discourse on Reforming Financing for Higher Education

(L-R) Professor Densil A. Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona; Mr. Courtney Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the VM Group; Hon. Fayval Williams, Minister of Education and Youth; and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor, The UWI - all engage with guests, attentively absorbing their insights at the Colloquium on Financing Tertiary Education on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

The University of the West Indies, Mona, took centre stage in a critical conversation addressing the financing of tertiary education in Jamaica, as it hosted a forum intending to chart a new path forward. The event, held on October 11, 2023, titled: "Colloquium on Financing Tertiary Education," sought to identify feasible solutions to the persistent challenge of financing higher education in the country.

Over 1,200 to graduate from Cave Hill during UWI double jubilee anniversary year

Over 1,200 to graduate from Cave Hill during UWI double jubilee anniversary year

As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks 75 years since the official opening of its inaugural Campus in Mona, Jamaica, a jubilee milestone is also being celebrated at Cave Hill Campus—60 years of existence.

Over 1,200 Cave Hill graduands are expected to receive their diplomas during two ceremonies as the 2023 graduation season at The UWI continues on Saturday, October 21.

UWI Mona Announces Valedictorians for 2023 Graduation Ceremonies


Four remarkable students are set to share messages of hope, grit and pure ‘Pelican Pride’ when they address The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus’ graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 3 and 4, 2023. Excelling in their studies and communities, these four students serve as a beacon of light for their peers and the nation and will represent their faculties as valedictorians for The UWI Mona’s Graduating Class of 2023.

All ceremonies will be broadcast live via UWItv. 

The class of 2023 valedictorians are:

Canada and the Caribbean – A partnership for the future


The following editorial is issued by Sandrea Maynard, Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Affairs at The University of the West Indies.

Canada and the Caribbean have been historically longstanding partners but today, many Canadians perceive the Caribbean as a destination for vacations. 

Bolstering Bilateral Ties: Canada-Caribbean Institute Supports Upcoming Canada-CARICOM Summit


The Canada-Caribbean Institute welcomes the first Canada-CARICOM Summit to be held on Canadian soil from October 17 to 19, 2023.

Pioneer Reparatory Justice Master’s Programme welcomes first students


Students enrolled in the world’s first Master’s in Reparatory Justice programme are beginning their studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow.

The UWI and India's Rajasthan Royals professional cricket team partner to create educational courses

L-R: Project Officer at The UWI Faculty of Sport, Daren Ganga, Jake Lush McCrum, Rajasthan Royals Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Akshai Mansingh, Dean of The UWI Faculty of Sport and Dr. Rudolph Alleyne, Head of The UWI Cave Hill Academy of Sport.

In a landmark partnership, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and India’s Royals Sports Group-owned franchise, Rajasthan Royals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for both parties to work together to co-create specialised educational courses for budding sports scholars worldwide.


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