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Vol 4 No 3 : July 6, 2014

News

Bailey says purple yams contain potent phytochemicals which slow down the growth of cancer

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Local yams have anti-cancer properties

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE at The UWI, Mona Campus has discovered the presence of anti-cancer properties in purple yams, and the yam extract is currently being considered for the award of a US...more

ASEMOTA… our dream is to make a yam-based medicine.

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UWI extensive yam research yielding results

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE at The UWI, Mona has a dream. “Our dream is to make a yam-based medicine,” said Professor Helen Asemota, the current director. “From farm to finished...more

News

UWI to confer 20 honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies

THE 2014 GRADUATION ceremonies at The University of the West Indies will see the conferral of 20 honorary degrees: four at the Cave Hill Campus, six at the Mona Campus, two at the Open Campus, and...more

SHEPHERD… I liked the idea of resistance to slavery

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In search of reparatory justice

LONG BEFORE PROFESSOR Verene Shepherd knew that she would be among those at the forefront leading the charge with Caricom towards seeking justice for our enslaved African ancestors and their affected...more

MCDONALD… says The UWI, Mona’s involvement is to improve the agriculture sector’s contribution to Jamaica’s GDP, food security and safety.

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Using research to propel the agriculture sector

IN KEEPING WITH its thrust to promote research which will positively impact Jamaica’s economic development, The UWI, Mona recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Caribbean...more

How to use the new cassava flour pilot plant

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LET’S FIRE IT UP

Dr Ian Thompson (left), Lecturer in Food Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, The UWI, Mona, Raymond Pryce Member of Parliament, North East St Elizabeth, Dr Derrick Deslandes, The UWI, Mona and...more

The UWI, Mona Principal Archibald McDonald (left) and Mark Kerr-Jarrett, managing director Barnett Limited shake hands to formalise the agreement. Sharing in the occasion are Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips and Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams.

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A light rising from the west’

IN HIS INAUGURAL speech at his induction ceremony on October 29, 2013, The UWI, Mona Campus Principal Professor Archibald McDonald said his term as principal would “see The UWI significantly...more

Sports

Youth football gets much-needed leg-up.

Sports

New turf, clear goals

YOU SEE IT at every World Cup, young boys pouring out into the streets eagerly showing off their football skills. But by the time the fever fades and the debates settle on the 2014 World...more

Feature

The team of scientists hard at work in the new cell culture facility at The UWI, Mona Campus.

Feature

Natural Products Institute delves into anti-cancer screening

CANCER – ONE OF the major causes of death worldwide – has for decades been treated with several drugs, few of which have been found to be fully effective and safe. However, nowadays,...more

Opinion

Opinion

Thanks for freeing up the weed

Dear Editor, As a Rastafarian used to burning my spliff, I must say I am elated that the Government plans to finally allow me to burn up two ounces of marijuana without throwing me in jail for...more

Dear Editor, As a Rastafarian used to burning my spliff, I must say I am elated that the Government plans to finally allow me to burn up two ounces of marijuana without throwing me in jail for...more

GIRVAN…entered Mona as a Jamaican nationalist and left as a Caribbean regionalist

Opinion

Norman Girvan…In Memoriam

IN AN AGE when the term “public intellectual” has been significantly devalued by a number of self-promoting academic entrepreneurs, it is encouraging that in Norman Girvan the original cachet...more

IN AN AGE when the term “public intellectual” has been significantly devalued by a number of self-promoting academic entrepreneurs, it is encouraging that in Norman Girvan the original cachet...more

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