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Vol 1 No 1 : April 2011


ROYE… we know that there is a lot of [ARV] resistance in Jamaica, but we have not done a comprehensive study to say what percentage


UWI research assisting children born with HIV

RESEARCHERS AT THE University of the West Indies,(UWI) Mona have identified the major strain of the virus affecting children born with HIV, and have gone on to establish a Drug...more

Drug Naive and drug exposed


...24% of Jamaicans have drug-resistant HIV

TWENTY-FOUR PER CENT of Jamaica adults with HIV have drug resistant viral strains, according to a 2009 study, which saw the Biotechology Centre at The University of theWest Indies (UWI), Mona,...more

WILLIAMS… students and staff of UWI with business ideas and plans can go to the centre to get advice and help


UWI/JBDC transforming lives one business at a time

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS recognised as an important component of economic growth, and in Jamaica, where the unemployment rate has hit double digits, The University of theWest Indies (UWI)Mona has...more

A group of International students participate in Orientation Day 2010 on the Mona Campus.


UWI attracting more foreign students

THERE HAS been a marked increase in the number of international students enrolled in full-time degree programmes at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, and even more inquiries have...more

GORDON-CLENNON… I would say this is a significant achievement


“Based on where we have been getting some of our students from, and this year in particular, we realise that our efforts have been paying off because a lot of the people that we never had...more

JOHNSON… it was a good experience


High school students give inter-campus festival high marks

SCORES OF Jamaican high school students late last month embarked on a journey across several continents to experience the rich music, culture and language that many of them only read about in...more

THE WINNING TEAM: (From left) Danielle Barnett , Taja Simpson, Christine Gittens and Rohan Hylton proudly display the trophies the team recently won for “Best Business Plan” and “Best Presentation in the Opportunity Funding Cooperative Venture Challenge (OFCVC) in Atlanta, USA.


Mona School of Business cops top award in US competition

UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies Mona School of Business (MSB) students Christine Gittens, Taja Simpson, Danielle Barnett and Rohan Hylton have come up with a winning business plan to revive...more

LIPPS… you are putting a lot of pressure on kids


Researchers tackle teen depression

RESEARCHERS AT The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona have suggested that the prevalence of depression among Jamaican adolescents could be significantly reduced if less emphasis...more

SHIRLEY… we hope to shorten, quite substantially, the time it takes to admit new students


UWI Mona: charting the way to financial success

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies Mona Campus has been implementing a number of initiatives to ensure that it maintains its competitive edge and becomes more financially viable in the face of...more


NETTLEFORD… died February 2, 2010


Rex Nettleford’s legacy lives on

PROFESSOR REX Nettleford somehow always managed to finish what he started. He did so in life, and now he appears to be doing so in death. A little more than a year ago the...more

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