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Her plan is to become one of Jamaica’s esteemed economists, a multifaceted asset to the banking sector, a financial analyst, and a consultant. 

At age 22, this is Brooke-Anne Bowen’s state of mind, and age is in her favour.

The University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), first-class honours graduate made history last week when she was awarded the prestigious Bank of Jamaica G. Arthur Brown Memorial Scholarship.

It is a first for the campus, and the Montego Bay High alumna will read for a master’s in economics at the university’s Mona campus. Already, she boasts a double major in banking and finance, and economics.

“What this has done is lifted the profile of the Western Jamaica Campus. It is a very good campus in terms of lecturers. The student-to-lecturer ratio there is very good. My experience there was incredible,” Bowen told The Gleaner. Read More

Mark Barnett, the president of the National Water Commission (NWC), believes that Jamaicans living in rural areas must be willing to use traditional methods of sourcing water, as it is not economically possible to expand water-piping infrastructures into every community and for every household.

Barnett made the point while addressing Thursday’s virtual media launch of The University of the West Indies Mona Western Jamaica Campus’ (UWI Mona-WJC) first Caribbean Sustainable Cities Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St James from November 4 to 6 under the theme ‘Go Green, Go Safe, Go Smart.’ Read More

Campus Director, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), Dr Patrick Prendergast, says innovative models and approaches are needed to enhance the process of developing sustainable cities and communities in Jamaica and the rest of the region, in order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Read more

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo-Forte has expressed that with a number of development scheduled to take off in the western section of the country, it signals the overhaul of the Jamaican landscape.

"It is my belief (that) the redevelopment of Jamaica is beginning in western Jamaica. When you look at the new Jamaica to come, western Jamaica is the place that is sending the signal of where we will go," posited the attorney general, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for St James West Central...read more

Conceding that when the University of the West Indies Mona first set up its western campus it was to replicate the Kingston campus, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber said the development of the new Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) at Barnett Estate in Montego Bay is different...read more

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has recommended that all tourism studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) be amalgamated and offered from their new Western Jamaica campus, for which ground was officially broken at the Barnett Estate here on Friday...read more

The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020.

Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new UWI Western Jamaica Campus at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay last Friday, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the university’s global recognition as a powerful intellectual institution will position it to make an even more substantive contribution to the development of the region through the school of tourism...read more

Clinical psychologist Georgia Rose said it is long overdue for stakeholders and policymakers to have extensive discussions on the psychological toll the overbearing pressure to get perfect academic scores is having on children...read more

The Univesity of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, Week 2018. Click here to download

LASCO Nurse of the Year Denese Dacres Reeves collects her award from LASCO's Peter Mark Chin after copping the top prize at the National Nurse of the Year awards 2018-2019 yesterday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew. Another prize winner, Nursing Student of the Year, Desmond Campbell Jr (right) shows off his award, while Nurses' Association of Jamaica President Carmen L Johnson looks on ... read more

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