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Vol 1 No 2 : August 28, 2011


Photo by Taz


Stimulation produces better kids

TODDLERS WHO are showered with love and attention by their mothers exhibit less violent tendencies and have fewer run-ins with the law going into their teenage years and early adulthood. They...more

MOWATT ... The university has decided to partner with us to make a strategic difference in terms of training.



UWIMONA Now Editor MONA: THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI), Mona is in talks with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to provide essential training in forensic ballistics, even as...more

Karen Carpenter


NewsTalk 93 FM: Defining quality in radio

MANY UNIVERSITIES around the world own and operate radio stations. In large part, these radio stations are used as a training ground for students to hone skills in broadcasting, news making...more


No plans to divert funding from tertiary education– Holness

MONTEGO BAY: EDUCATION MINISTER Andrew Holness has stated Government’s commitment to continue to expand access to tertiary education in Jamaica. He said, contrary to public...more

Mitko Voutchkov, professor in applied nuclear physics at tte WI, Mona, demonstrates the cellphone radiation test.


Kids get first cellphone at age three

MOST THREE-YEAR-OLDS may be able to identify a couple letters of the alphabet or recite their numbers up to 10. Clearly, they don’t know enough to independently call folks up or...more

THE MASTER AT WORK: Ivor Conolley, archaeologist and part-time course lecturer,conducts a careful search for artifacts during a recent field school of the History and Archaeology Department, UWI Mona.


creating history

ARCHAEOLOGIST IVOR Conolley is about to create history, an accomplishment he appears to be taking in his stride. Conolley is poised to become the first graduate with a doctor of philosophy...more

THIS IS IT: Archaeologist and course lecturer, Ivor Conolley, points out an area of interest to Dr Jillian Galle, archaeologist and project manager at the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, during a tour of the site where the early Mona Great House is believed to have been loc


Students find bones
in lecturers’ backyards 

A GROUP of second-year university students uncovered some bones, teeth and thousands of precious artefacts from the early 1700s while digging around in the backyards of staff members. The...more

Cooperation is important for crime scene recreation.


Using technology to solve crime

MONA– Imagine being able to know how a disaster will affect your house before you build. Imagine putting into a computer programme whether you will build by the coast or inland, the kind of roof,...more


Andre Bernal


Andre Bernal has his eyes on the goal

MONA – It is not every sportsman who gets the chance to represent his country. Footballer Andre Bernal is one of the lucky exceptions. In this, the Irvinite, who is about to embark on his third...more

Andre Bernal


Fact file

Date of Birth: April 8, 1990 Parish: St. Catherine High School: St. Jago College: University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Club Team: UWI National Team:...more

Mona -- Members of the UWI Mona team strike cool poses for the cameras after completing the GraceKennedy Education Run in downtown Kingston on July 17. (PHOTO BY TAZ)


No Sweat!

UWI Mona Principal Gordon Shirley squares his shoulders as he prepares to take on former international cricketer , Courtney Walsh.


Not out! UWI Mona Principal Gordon Shirley shows of his skills during Reunion Week at the Mona Campus.




Staff, Student Achievements

PROFESSOR NEWTON D. Duncan is the new head of the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI Mona). He officially took...more



Tracy Robinson elected to IACHR

TRACY ROBINSON, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has been elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Robinson received...more



Lecturer to serve on CLGF board

DR ERIS D. Schoburgh has been elected to the board of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) for 2011-13. The election took place at a recent CLGF Conference in Wales, where Schoburgh...more


Four students receive UWI-CCRIF scholarships

FOUR STUDENTS of The University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona, have been awarded the UWI Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) scholarships. They are graduate students: Gerarda...more


The University of the West Indies, Mona has expanded its physical facilities and range of academic programmes.


The university in a changing world

AS EVERYONE knows, The University of the West Indies (UWI) preceded the granting of political independence in the British Antilles, although in some respects it was very much a part of that...more

Potholes like the ones pictured here pose a problem for motorists.


Use gas tax to compensate motorists for pothole damage

I WISH there were somewhere I could go to submit a claim for my pothole-damaged car. I bent my car rim and damaged a tyre two Saturdays ago after I fell into a pothole along Molynes Road in...more



Keep it up CHASE, UWI

DEAR EDITOR, I READ with great interest a recent newspaper article which said the University of the West Indies (UWI) had opened a cutting-edge laboratory to help medical students and...more


Walk good, Tony Abrahams

DEAR EDITOR, IT WAS only fitting that the Jamaican Government accorded former politician and broadcast journalist, Eric Anthony Abrahams, an official funeral. I think he did a good job...more


This happy bunch apparently had something to smile about. From left: Dr Romayne Edwards, Dr Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Marlene Malahoo Forte, Gordon Shirley and Roy Bailey.

This performer kept the tempo up as scores of persons partied the night away on the Mona campus.

The UWI’s Christine Marrett(left), and Jennifer Cheesman pause for some ‘me time’.

Gordon Shirley (left)congratulates Roy Bailey.

Not to be outdone, the University Singers took their captive audience down memory lane.

The UWI’s Richard Bailey snuggles up to Paula Anne Porter-Jones.

Politicians Oswald Harding and Omar Davies catch up on old times.

Roy Bailey, the very first person to receive a certificate from the then University College of the West Indies, shares lens time with Marlene Malahoo Forte,state minister, foreign affairs and foreign trade.

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