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Vol 6 No 1 : March 1, 2016

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A view of the production well. Photo by Aston Spaulding

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UWI to save $11M on water bill
Untapped water resources found on property

A US-BASED HYDROLOGIST has discovered an untapped water source at The UWI, Mona Campus which is poised to slash the institution’s utility bill by more than 40 per cent, increase capacity and ease the...more

Reinternment ceremony underway at the Mona Campus

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Ancestral remains reinterred

ANCESTRAL REMAINS DISCOVERED in 2012 at The UWI, MONA, in an area close to that which was once the slave residential village of the 18th and 19th century Papine Sugar estate, were reinterred on the...more

Smith… invited to speak at PyCaribbean 2016 in the Dominican Republic

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Computer science student addresses regional conference

OSWALD SMITH, THE third-year computer science student responsible for writing a computer programme which has been making life easier for scores of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters, was...more

UWI, Mona Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Archibald McDonald, (5th from left), leads a tour of the Mona Research Village on the opening day of Research Days 2016. Photo by Aston Spaulding

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Crowds flock to UWI Research Days 2016

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, among them entrepreneurs, industry leaders, donors, diplomats, policymakers and students, got a chance to experience, first-hand, the range of research done by The UWI, Mona...more

Kahwa… it proves that The UWI is once again helping to steer our great nation towards economic growth

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UWI lab earns ISO 17025 certification

ARE YOUR FRUITS and vegetables safe? Is the soil contaminated? These are not issues that the average person is primarily preoccupied with because there are established food safety standards that...more

FORRESTER… will take up her scholarship at the University of Oxford in October

News

AT 24 YEARS OLD Sherona Forrester has already broken several barriers and raised the bar. She is an acclaimed academic, a multi-talented athlete, a consummate performer of the arts and the 2016...more

Dr Kathleen Monteith, Head of the Department of History and Archaeology; Earl Jarrett, Chairman, Board of Directors, JN Foundation; Dr Jenny Jemmott, Senior Lecturer in History and lead researcher and author on the Project; and Saffrey Brown, Manager, JN Foundation.

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JNBS Foundation, Department of History and Archaeology collaborate on parish project

THE JAMAICA NATIONAL Building Society JNBS Foundation has partnered with the Department of History and Archaeology, The UWI, Mona, to undertake an islandwide parish history project. The aim of...more

Dr Kathleen Monteith, Head of Department of History and Archaeology, Dr Swithin Wilmot, Keynote Speaker, Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa, Deputy Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus, and Professor Matthew Smith, Social History Project.

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‘The Terror Spread’

UWI, JNBS host conference marking 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion THE DEPARTMENT OF History and Archaeology, under the auspices of its Social History Project hosted a three-day...more

Sports

Fine Form: The UWI, Mona Pelicans pose with their coach Conrad Parkes, after winning the Jamaica/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Open League netball competition at the Leila Robinson netball courts on February 13.

Sports

UWI Pelicans cop NJ/JNBS Sunshine Open League netball title

THE UWI, Mona Pelicans are still celebrating after winning the 2016 Netball Jamaica/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Open League netball competition at the National Indoor Sports...more

Feature

Mario Spencer poses with his mother Cecelia Legister

Feature

Cancer survivor pursues dreams Mario Spencer awarded Monty Alexander Scholarship

OVER THE PAST few years Mario Spencer has faced numerous challenges but these days he has something to smile about. He was recently awarded the Monty Alexander Scholarship through the Office of...more

The Reach Up Team: (Front, from left) Marta Rubio-Codina, Social Protection and Health, Inter-American Development Bank; Jena Hamadani, Head of Child Development Unit, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; Christine Powell, Senior Lecturer, TMRI, The UWI, Mona; Susan Walker, Professor of Nutrition and Director, TMRI, The UWI, Mona; Sally Grantham-McGregor, Emeritus Professor of Child Health and Nutrition, Institute of Child Health, University College London; Susan Chang-Lopez, Senior Lecturer, TMRI, The UWI, Mona. (Back, from left) Kristy Fernandez, Child Development Specialist, TMRI, The UWI, Mona; Amika Wright, Research Assistant, TMRI, The UWI, Mona; Helen Baker-Henningham, Senior Lecturer, TMRI, The UWI, Mona, and School of Psychology, Bangor University, North Wales, UK; and Joanne Smith, Project Coordinator, TMRI, The UWI, Mona.

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UWI Mona’s TMRI ‘Reaches Up’ with early childhood parenting programme

IN SEEKING TO meet the global need for effective Early Childhood Parenting initiatives, The University of the West Indies, Mona has taken its creativity to the world via a research-driven parenting...more

The top 10 secondary and primary level awardees smile for the camera at the 2015 Caribbean Child Research Conference

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Conference gives PM policy proposal document on children’s issues

THE 10TH ANNUAL Caribbean Child Research Conference ended on a high note after three days of presentations by adult and child researchers who explored a host of issues affecting the region’s youth,...more

(From left) Josef Crichton, Cluster Representative, Belgiqué; Jason McKenzie, Acting Student Services and Development Manager, OSSD; Guy Sevrin, Belgian Ambassador to Jamaica; Dr Lindy Jones, Student Services and Development Manager, Aston Preston Hall; and Jerameel James, Hall Chairman, Aston Preston Hall

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Belgian Ambassador visits Preston Hall

Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin visited Aston Preston Hall of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus late last year, as part of a series of initiatives by the Hall Committee to establish...more

Opinion

Opinion

Haiti should be declared a regional heritage site

Dear Editor, It is full time that the members of Caricom accept that the problem of Haiti is the problem of the entire Caribbean region. Haiti is a fundamental part of our common history. It...more

Dear Editor, It is full time that the members of Caricom accept that the problem of Haiti is the problem of the entire Caribbean region. Haiti is a fundamental part of our common history. It...more

A-listers

Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor and UWI, Mona Principal, greets Professor Emerita Elsa Leo-Rhynie, former Pro Vice-Chancellor and UWI, Mona Principal, on February 5 at the Homecoming Lecture organised in her honour. Leo-Rhynie, the 2016 Homecoming Honoree, gave a lecture, titled: “Change and Transformation at UWI 1992-2007: Back on the Periphery, Looking Back”. Leo-Rhynie was the first woman to become both Deputy Principal and Principal of The UWI, Mona.






















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