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UWI Pelicans stronger than ever

FOR THE second straight year the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) Pelicans defeated the University of Technology (UTech) Knights to lift the trophy as the best sporting institution of the two. The Pelicans beat the Knights in four of five sports contested at the UTech Papine campus on


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Student athlete balances life on and off the field

SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETE Malysha Kelly says she is geared up and ready to tackle any challenges thrown her way this academic year. The final year International Relations major, who plays netball for both UWI Mona and Jamaica’s national netball team, is working hard to keep her grades up, stay on


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UWI Mona building leaders of tomorrow through sports

THESE DAYS, former West Indies cricketer Wavell Hinds has to work hard to score 100 in a test. His game changed in September when he took up a sports scholarship at UWI Mona, but Hinds says he’s up to the task as he’s in love with learning. He knows all too well that a successful innings at


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Opinion


The Oxford centenary celebrations of Eric Williams

TO COINCIDE with the centenary of the birth of Eric Eustace Williams (1911-1981), Oxford University started the round of international celebrations last September 24 th and 25th. It was proper that the event, co-sponsored by the Eric Williams Memorial Collection of the University of the West Indies


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Opinion


Let’s campaign for ‘endangered’ beaches

DEAR EDITOR, The day before Heroes’ Day I took my four-year-old daughter to the Hellshire Beach in St. Catherine just so we could spend some quality time together. I was happy for the break from school, and she was looking forward to splashing around in the water and playing on the sand. This


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News


UWI, Mona-WJC: Nurturing students in a close-knit community

THE AIRPORT is just across the street as are breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Five minutes down the road is the Hip Strip, a narrow stretch lined with restaurants, bars and hotels; just beyond that is a bustling city. Such is the location not of a resort or other tourist attraction, but a


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UWI Postgrad student wins international award

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STAFF, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

CHARAH WATSON, a PhD. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, Mona, is the recipient of an International Year of Chemistry Award. The award was recently presented to her at a Natural Products, Medicinal, and Organic Synthesis Chemistry symposium in Sao


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Donovan Campbell receives award for doctoral research

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DONOVAN CAMPBELL was one of three international postgraduate students invited to the Third International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently to receive an award for their outstanding doctoral research. Campbell, a PhD candidate in the


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UWI professor leads roundtable discussions at high-level UN meeting

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PROFESSOR VERENE Shepherd, Professor of Social History and University Director, Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) on September 22 opened one of two roundtable discussions at the United Nations (UN) meeting at its Headquarters in New York. The Roundtable Discussions marked the


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UWI coaches lend a hand to national teams

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FIVE UWI MONA coaches were recently selected by various Jamaican sporting associations to lead their national teams to regional and international competitions. They are:

  • Former West Indies player and Jamaican Captain, now UWI’s cricket Coach, Robert Samuels. He who was named, by

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October 30, 2011

Main


Dr Bolt !!!

HE NEVER lugs a laptop to classes: neither does he hands in several pages of research nor sweats though end-of -term exams, but sprint sensation Usain Bolt has learnt a lot at UWI Mona where he puts in long, gruelling hours. Bolt, who hones his superb skills at the Mona Bowl, has contributed


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Feature


The sky’s the limit for trauma surgeon Professor Lenworth Jacobs

PROFESSOR LENWORTH Jacobs was a man on a mission when he arrived in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, braving the winter cold – fresh from the University of the West Indies medical school in sunny Jamaica – to get training as a surgeon. As a student of surgery at the Boston University


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‘Growing up in the 1960s, we were politically motivated to build a new Jamaica’

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Erna Brodber remains true to her roots

IN ANOTHER life, distinguished social researcher, novelist and University of the West Indies lecturer Dr. Erna Brodber probably would have pursued a career in medicine because of the fascination and appreciation of the ability of the physician to heal. “I like the business of healing, but I


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Banking head says nothing beats good customer service

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Check your ego at the door’

Before UWI Mona announced that she had been selected for an honorary doctorate this year, Minna Israel, president and country head, RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited (formerly RBTT Bank Jamaica Limited), was considering furthering her studies at the Mona School of Business. In fact, her son, a UWI


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JNBS head urges more young people to volunteer

EARL JARRETT, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), the Caribbean’s largest building society, believes young people, especially students of The University of the West Indies, Mona, should invest their time and energies into helping to build the country through


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