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...24% of Jamaicans have drug-resistant HIV

TWENTY-FOUR PER CENT of Jamaica adults with HIV have drug resistant viral strains, according to a 2009 study, which saw the Biotechology Centre at The University of theWest Indies (UWI), Mona, collaborating with the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine in


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UWI/JBDC transforming lives one business at a time

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS recognised as an important component of economic growth, and in Jamaica, where the unemployment rate has hit double digits, The University of theWest Indies (UWI)Mona has taken a proactive approach to fostering entrepreneurship. One such initiative is


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UWI attracting more foreign students

THERE HAS been a marked increase in the number of international students enrolled in full-time degree programmes at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, and even more inquiries have been pouring in from across the globe in recent times, according to Althea Gordon-Clennon, Senior


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“Based on where we have been getting some of our students from, and this year in particular, we realise that our efforts have been paying off because a lot of the people that we never had partnerships with have been contacting us, and their students have been coming for a semester,”


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High school students give inter-campus festival high marks

SCORES OF Jamaican high school students late last month embarked on a journey across several continents to experience the rich music, culture and language that many of them only read about in books. That journey took them only two days. And when


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Mona School of Business cops top award in US competition

UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies Mona School of Business (MSB) students Christine Gittens, Taja Simpson, Danielle Barnett and Rohan Hylton have come up with a winning business plan to revive Jamaica’s ginger, and they have received a solid seal of approval from the United States. The


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40% of Jamaican Fourth Form students have moderate to severe symptoms of depression

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Researchers tackle teen depression

RESEARCHERS AT The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona have suggested that the prevalence of depression among Jamaican adolescents could be significantly reduced if less emphasis was placed on high academic achievement and the streaming of students.  The research project


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UWI Mona: charting the way to financial success

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies Mona Campus has been implementing a number of initiatives to ensure that it maintains its competitive edge and becomes more financially viable in the face of dwindling government subsidies and shrinking student budgets. “The government of Jamaica’s


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UWI research assisting children born with HIV

RESEARCHERS AT THE University of the West Indies,(UWI) Mona have identified the major strain of the virus affecting children born with HIV, and have gone on to establish a Drug Resistance Profile for the children, making it easier for scientists and doctors to identify those drugs that may


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Rex Nettleford’s legacy lives on

PROFESSOR REX Nettleford somehow always managed to finish what he started. He did so in life, and now he appears to be doing so in death. A little more than a year ago the Jamaicaborn scholar, social and cultural historian, political analyst and trade union educator was making his way to


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