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Vice-Chancellor Beckles describes as the ‘post-COVID takeoff’.

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has penned an agreement with Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, solidifying a landmark industry-academic alignment partnership to establish a world-class tourism training institute based at the University.

The Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart International School of Hospitality & Tourism is expected to be a cutting-edge, research-led facility, which will provide students with an immersive, holistic world-class learning and training experience. It will be headquartered at The UWI Mona (Western Jamaica) Campus but integrate all the other campuses in The UWI system, recruiting students from across the Caribbean archipelago.

The initiative is one of the most significant cases of the implementation of The UWI’s Alignment pillar within its Triple A Strategy 2017–2022, which centres on collaboration with the private sector to help to strengthen the innovation capacity of the regional economies and lead to higher levels of growth, by taking the cue from real-world needs.

 

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Mr. Patrick Hylton, President and CEO, NCB Group has been appointed Chairman of Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) with effect on August 1, 2021.

Mr Hylton is no stranger to MSBM, having served as Chairman between 2015 and 2019.  He boasts an illustrious banking career which includes his tenure as Managing Director of Financial Institutions Services Limited and FINSAC, where he successfully led the intervention, rehabilitation and divestment of the Jamaican banking and insurance industry. He has been recognized nationally for his distinguished contribution to the Financial Sector and  for Philanthropy and was conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 2020 and in 2019 received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of the West Indies (Mona).

Mr Hylton succeeds Mr Howard Mitchell, Former President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica who served as Chairman of MSBM since August 2019, during a time of significant challenges as the School like the rest of the world grappled with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We express our sincere thanks to Mr Mitchell for his sterling contribution and welcome Mr Hylton to the MSBM Board of Directors.

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

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