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Vol 5 No 2 : May 24, 2015

A merged photograph showing United States President Barack Obama (left) and The UWI, Mona’s Aubrey Stewart addressing the April 9 town hall meeting at the Assembly Hall, UWI, Mona. Computer-generated image by Taz

Obama’s ‘big up’ is heartfelt UWI, Mona plays key role in successful presidential visit

BY THE TIME United States President Barack Obama took to the stage to “big up” The UWI, Mona for hosting the April 9 historic town hall meeting, he had already met and interacted with Aubrey...more

Sports

THE UWI, Mona team celebrates its 3-I win over Real Mona in the recent Jamaica National/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League final held at the Barbican playing field. The team is now focused on tackling the Premier League.

Sports

Ksafa super League Champions!

The UWI, Mona’s Rushell Clayton finished first in the College Women’s 400m hurdles at the recent Penn Relays in Philadelphia, USA, stopping the clock at 57.81 seconds ahead of Jessica Gilbert of Coastal Carolina University who finished in 57.87 seconds. Grace Claxton of Albany finished third in 58.52 seconds.

Sports

Clayton mines gold in hurdles for uwi, Mona

Feature

Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Pro-vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus and Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, Campus Registrar, share lens time with Aubrey Stewart after the historic town hall meeting at the Assembly Hall.

Feature

They call him ‘Mr President’

FOUR YEARS AGO The UWI, Mona Western Jamaica Campus Chairman Aubrey Stewart was given the moniker “Mr President” by his close Cornwall College family in Montego Bay. Lecia Allen, vice-principal...more

US President Barack Obama greets crowd after his town hall meeting at The UWI, Mona.

Feature

Why Obama visited Jamaica

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT of Economics at The UWI, Mona, Dr Damien King, says the recent working visit of US President Barack Obama to Jamaica was not to taste the national dish, but to signal his...more

Davianne Tucker, the president-elect of The UWI Guild of Students asks US President Barack Obama a question during the historic town hall meeting on April 9. Photo by Aston Spaulding

Feature

How The UWI guild president-elect got Obama’s attention

WHEN DAVIANNE TUCKER, the president-elect of The UWI Guild of Students filed into the Assembly Hall on the afternoon of April 9 along with 349 other regional youth leaders for the historic town hall...more

Opinion

Dr Andrew Wheatley

Opinion

Telecommuting is the way forward

Dear editor, The recent call by Dr Andrew Wheatley for the Government to give serious thought to a proposal to allow some public sector employees to work from home is a good one. This initiative...more

Dear editor, The recent call by Dr Andrew Wheatley for the Government to give serious thought to a proposal to allow some public sector employees to work from home is a good one. This initiative...more

A-listers

UWI, Mona students Donavon Johnson (centre) and Wade David proudly display their trophies after winning the 2015 UWI Intercampus Post- Graduate Debates Championships in St Augustine, Trinidad. Sharing in the moment from left are :Carlton Lowrie, former director of the Office of Student Services and Development, Maliya Rabathaly, deputy representative of the Mona Association of Post Graduate Students, and Dr Lindy Jones, student services and development manager, AZ Preston Hall.

Rousing farewell party for Prof Harris

Members of The University family, the diplomatic corps, government, corporate Jamaica and other well-wishers gave outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor E Nigel Harris a rousing farewell when he demitted office on April 30. Below are scenes from his farewell function which took place at The UWI Regional Headquarters.

A small token of our appreciation

We appreciate you.

Student representatives share lens time with the outgoing Vice-Chancellor






















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