Ms Althea Gordon Appointed Open Campus Registrar

Ms Althea Gordon

Ms. Althea Gordon has been appointed Campus Registrar of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus. Ms Gordon’s appointment takes effect on August 1, 2021. She replaces Mrs Karen Ford-Warner who retires at the end of July 2021.

Dr Francis Severin Appointed Acting Principal of the Open Campus

Dr Francis Severin

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Francis Severin as Interim Principal of its Open Campus effective August 1, 2021. The appointment was approved at the Annual Business Meeting of University Council held on Friday April 30, 2021 via Zoom.

The current Principal, Dr Luz Longsworth will retire on July 31 this year after serving for six years.

The UWI launches ‘Operation Revenue Revolution 75+’

On Wednesday, July 14, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, leading the University’s Executive Management Team in a strategic planning retreat, launched Operation RR75+, the second, five years of its ten-year strategic plan.

UWI and NPAJ sign MOU to boost the development of powerlifting in Jamaica

Dr Akshai Mansingh, Professor Dale Webber, Mr Michael Blair and Mr. Richard Radcliffe at signing ceremony

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Academy of Sports (UWIMAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Power Lifting Association of Jamaica Ltd (NPAJ) to establish a framework for a strategic partnership for the development and promotion of powerlifting to enhance human resource development and promote health and wellness for the social and economic benefit of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean societies.

The signing took place at The UWI Mona on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

UWI thought leaders add Caribbean voice to UN High-Level Political Forum

Three thought leaders from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are among world leaders, policy makers and academics making significant contributions to the ongoing United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Developmenthappening from July 6-15, 2021.

The UWI to roll out new Financial Culture

The University of the West Indies’ Executive Management Team embarks on a planning retreat on Wednesday, July 14 in order to roll out a new operational plan to deal with the financial challenges facing the institution as a result of shortfalls in expected revenues.
Many students and governments are experiencing difficulties in meeting financial obligations to the University in respect of tuition fees and related economic costs for teaching and learning.


The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti

The assassination of President Moïse of Haiti is the latest dramatic reflection of the culture of murderous political violence that has typified the colonisation of the Caribbean, and whose legacy continues to speak to the devalued worth of black life especially in our hemisphere.

UWI, Mona withdraws from Premier League amidst financial crunch

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, has withdrawn from the upcoming Premier League ahead of plans by Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) to return to the field of play under the Government’s latest relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. 

The UWI, Mona, which created history in 2015 when it qualified for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), has been struggling over the last few years to effectively meet the financial obligations required to keep The UWI Football Club (UWI FC), playing at this level. 


Congratulations | Musgrave Gold Medal Award | Prof. Mona Webber

Prof. Mona Webber

Congratulations to Professor Mona Webber on being awarded the 2021 Musgrave Gold Medal for her contributions to science.

New Fortress Energy Powers Jamaican Mathematical Olympiads with J$1M Sponsorship

Prof. Dale Webber receives cheque valued at J$1 million from Jacqueline Burrell-Clarke

This year’s staging of the annual Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad has been powered by the support of LNG provider, New Fortress Energy (NFE). The New Fortress Energy team recently presented its title sponsorship cheque valued at J$1 million to the organizing committee of the two national mathematics competitions each year – the Senior Mathematical Olympiad, open to any high school student Grades 7-11, and the Junior Mathematical Olympiad, which is open to any upper primary student (Grades 4–6).   


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