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Vol 2 No 1 : January 22, 2012


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Health risk!

PR E L I M I N A R Y RESEARCH HAS shown that residents in Kintyre, a rural St. Andrew community, already plagued by health and environmental problems, routinely burn household trash in their...more

Professor of Research, Measurement and Evaluation at UWI Mona, Dr. Stafford Griffith (at podium), underscores a point, while Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (centre), and Pro Vice Chancellor, Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies,UWI, Professor Alvin Wint listen keenly. (PHOTO BY JIS)


Primary school exit exam coming

PRIMARY SCHOOLCHILDREN across the region will soon be required to sit an exit exam that is being developed by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), according to UWI Mona’s Dr. Stafford...more

Dear Santa...


Vaneisha's Christmas wish

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Vaneisha Battick’s wish list for Christmas was as simple as it was heartbreaking.  Her list was short; there were only two items. Like any typical teenager she wanted a...more


State-of-the-art facilities

IT WAS THE venue for the political leadership debate between the Jamaica Labour Party’s Andrew Holness and the People’s National Party’s Portia Simpson Miller in the run up to the December...more

Desrene Mitchell, Kintyre Basic School principal, sits inside one of the classrooms at the school.


Kintyre Basic: Raising healthy children

THE KINTYRE BASIC School in rural St. Andrew is to that community what the oasis is to the desert. Today, it is considered one of the best places to nurture young  children as it provides a lead-...more


Health, wellness focus of UWI Research Day

HEALTH AND WELLNESS will take centre stage when The University of the West Indies hosts its annual Research Day activities over two days on January 26  and 27 on the Mona Campus. The forum,...more

DUNN… has led TPM Master’s since January 2008


High global ranking for Master’s programme

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies, Mona master’s degree programme in Telecommunications Policy and Technology Management (TPM) has been rated among the top 200 best masters degree programmes...more

ISRAEL… appointment becomes effective March 1, 2012-


Minna Israel appointed
distinguished business fellow

MINNA ISRAEL WILL take on a new and exciting role this year. The Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (MSB, UWI) recently announced her appointment as Distinguished...more


Norman Manley Law School beats Yale
and the world

LOVE ODIH, Jermaine Case, and Leslie Mendez kept the norman Manley Law School (NMLS) flag flying high last December when they brought home the World Human Rights Moot Court title, beating...more



The legacy of a visionary

WHEN PROFESSOR A G G R E Y Brown died on november 23, 2011, after a long illness, the news shocked staff and students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), as well...more



TT team smashes to victory

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona table tennis team took the 2011 Intercollegiate Womens’ Competition title after a ‘smashing’ win over arch rival University of Technology (UTech) on...more

Dr. Camille Bell-Hutchinson, Campus Registrar, UWI Mona (left); Ambassador Paul Harker, Director of the Bilateral Relations Department the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; and H.E. Dr. Luis Guillermo Martínez Fernández, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Colombia at the Proje


Sports and drug awareness

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona Campus recently played host to a group of young Colombian athletes who travelled to Jamaica to pick up more than just a few tips on how to run...more

Chairman of the Anti-Doping Committee Dr. Rachel Irving (right) listens to the then Attorney General Ransford Braham at the November 8, 2011 launch of the University of the West Indies’ Anti-Doping in Sports Conference. (PHOTO BY JIS)


Keeping pace with drug cheats

A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT of time and resources have been spent on anti-doping, yet still the cheaters continue to outrun the pack. In trying to understand the intricacies of prevention, we must ask...more


PRYCE… was called ‘the Pacifier’


Raymond Pryce

The UWIMONANOW newspaper today begins the first in a series of interviews with some of UWI Mona’s  graduates who have distinguished themselves in various fields. We begin by looking at young...more


Franklin W. Knight


Small societies need universities to grow

WHILE I was a young student at the then named University College of the West Indies at Mona, the British government accepted the famous Robbins Report on higher education in the United...more

Professor Aggrey Brown


Honouring Prof Brown’s memory

DEAR EDITOR,  JAMAICA RECENTLY SAID goodbye to Professor Aggrey Brown, a wonderful human being, excellent teacher and great communicator. The outpouring of love for Prof was touchingly...more


Political maturity at 50

DEAR EDITOR, I WOULD LIKE to commend the people of Jamaica for demonstrating to the rest of the world that they can have peaceful elections in that beautiful country I once called home. As a...more


UWI Mona’s ‘swaggerific’ graduands arrive on the Campus to attend ceremonies for the Presentation of Graduates in December.

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton (2nd right) and Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn (left) examine legal literature, while Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris (2nd left) and Public Defender Earl Witter looks on. They were in attendance at the recent openin

Jamaican Olympian and Sports Development Director at UWI Mona,Grace Jackson smiles as she gets cosy with Colombia’s Wilder Zapata at track and field training for a group of Colombian students who visited the Mona Campus in November 2011.

H.E. Dr. Luis Guillermo Martínez Fernández, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Colombia (left) greets Sprint king Usain Bolt, who visited the Mona Bowl to interact with a group of Colombian athletes involved in a three-day track and field training programme at the Mona Campus.

Is Trinidadian novelist, playwright and short-story writer Earl Lovelace signing his autograph for this Camperdown High School student or giving her pointers? The occasion was the staging of the Fifth Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture on November 13, 2011 at the Sir Phillip Sherlock Centre for th




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