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Vol 5 No 4 : November 15, 2015


Chambers… I would like to use my story to motivate young men Photo by Cassandra Brenton


Man graduates university almost 20 years after enrolling

AVIS LLOYD DIED a proud mom. In 2007 she passed away believing her son Phillip Chambers had not one, but two degrees from The UWI. “My mother never knew I had not completed my first degree. I...more

Pashique Palmer


UWI Township scholars continue to shine

WHEN JUDINE BAILEY, Paula Gordon and Pashique Palmer graduated from The UWI, Mona in October, their families and friends were not the only ones celebrating their accomplishments. Bailey earned a...more

Members of the graduating class of 2015 from left: Roberta Dewar, Takia McKnolly, Chafen Clarke, Nigel Byles, Jhenelle Black and Sarah Tibby. Missing from photograph are: Patrick Brown and Rossina Richards. Photo by Lennox Quallo


First cohort of dental students graduate

THE FIRST COHORT of dental students triumphed over early teething pains to graduate at the end of October with bright career prospects ahead of them. The students benefited from training in...more

Dr Collette smith (right) and daughter amore. Dr smith graduated in the morning and returned in the afternoon to cheer on her daughter.


Mom, daughter graduate the same day

GRADUATION IS ALWAYS a time for great reflection of achievement of academic goals. However, when a mother-daughter team does it together, it calls for a double celebration. For Collette Smith and...more

Almost 3,500 students graduated this year.


Graduates urged to change society

ALMOST 3,500 students received their diplomas during graduation ceremonies at The UWI, Mona Campus this year. Scores of family members, friends and well-wishers turned out to cheer the graduands at...more


Participants break a sweat during the CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk in this file photograph.


All set!

CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K gets underway today THE 4TH ANNUAL CB Group UWI 5K Run/Walk and 3rd staging of the Smart Eggs Kids K gets underway today at The UWI Mona Bowl, the...more


John…. I was determined to learn as much mathematics as possible. Photo by Cassandra Brenton


Maths whiz completes degree one year early

Meet Sheagan John, the 21-year-old graduate from the beautiful Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica who finished his three-year BSc programme in mathematics one year early. How do you feel...more

Tamrah Brown


Valedictorians ready to conquer the world

AT 20 YEARS old, Tamrah Brown was the youngest of four valedictorians selected to speak at this year’s graduation at The UWI, Mona Campus. She shared the honours with Matthew-Anthony Lyew, 25,...more

From left are: Shantell Barnett, Shaneice Anderson, Othalee Newland, Jermaine Jackson, Lattar Barker, Moiya Thomas, Charlene Bent and Toni-Ann Sutherland. Photo by Lenox Quallo


Nurses in the house

This group of students from The UWI, Mona Western Jamaica Campus visit the Marketing, Recruitment and Communications Office ahead of collecting their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degrees at...more


Rita Marley (left), assisted by daughter Sharon, accepts an honorary doctorate degree from The UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne.


Rita Marley says thank you

Greetings, Distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen, Words cannot express how grateful I am for the noble honour conferred upon me by The University of the West Indies, Mona. I sincerely...more

Greetings, Distinguished Ladies & Gentlemen, Words cannot express how grateful I am for the noble honour conferred upon me by The University of the West Indies, Mona. I sincerely...more


Look out World

Good Job

In good company

Recognizing Excellence

The UWI Vice Chancellor Professor sir hilary buckles (left) congratulates Usain Bolt after presenting him with the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s alumni exemplar sports award at a ceremony at The University’s regional headquarters on October 29. bolt received the award for his outstanding sportsmanship, consistent record-breaking athletic performances and his continuing affiliation as exceptional honorary alum of The UWI. In 2011 Bolt was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree.

Conversations with the principal

Professor Archibald McDonald, right, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus in discussions with Danny Glover, actor, producer, humanitarian, and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador. Glover was the guest speaker at a public lecture organised to connect and communicate with students and lead

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