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Social Media blazes trail at London 2012 Olympics CITIZEN JOURNALISM WAS not to be outdone at the recently concluded London 2012 Summer Olympics. Hundreds of blogs as well as social networking sites such as FaceBook and Twitter posted photographs and carried up-to-the-minute reports on the


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Opinion


University Prep 101

ONE SHOULD REALLY begin preparing for post-secondary education and beyond while they are still in high school by selecting appropriate careers and earning good grades. That said, congratulations to those of you who have been accepted into colleges and universities. Now let’s talk University


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You made Jamaica proud, ‘Parchy’!

DEAR EDITOR, Hansle Parchment’s bronze medal run in the 110m hurdles at the just concluded London Olympics made all of Jamaica, and, indeed, the region proud. This was the first time in the history of the Games that Jamaica was picking up a medal in this event, and I got goose bumps just


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T&T PM is the first woman to make UWI, Mona’s ‘honour roll’

SHE IS THE only woman on UWI, Mona’s ‘honour roll’ and one of 16 persons to achieve that distinction to date. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was on August 7 inducted into the UWI, Mona Park in honour of graduates who are or have been Heads of


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Luz Longsworth takes over reins at WJC-UWI

Dr Luz Marina Longsworth, former director of the Open Campus Country Sites, assumed duties as director of the Western Jamaica Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on August 1, 2012. She replaces Mr Michael Williams who has proceeded on sabbatical. Longsworth's appointment at the


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Patented research increasing at the Mona Campus

OVER THE PAST 11 years, the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has become increasingly robust in the field of applied research and has acquired several patents for its inventions, some of which have international application. Cardiac surgery simulator Among these is


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More help on the way for divers

FOR CLOSE TO 40 years the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML) has been quietly helping to treat hundreds of persons with scuba diving injuries, and that task just got a whole lot easier with the acquisition of a new state-of-the-art hyperbaric chamber. This chamber – the only functional one


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High expectations for new UWI Regional Headquarters

IT COULD EASILY pass for the United Nations of the Caribbean, this new state-of-the-art ‘centre’ where regional interests are fostered, deliberated and brought to fruition. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters building, which officially opened on June 27, houses the


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September 2, 2012

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Scholarship athlete makes Olympic history

TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Hansle Parchment went to the London Olympics seeking more than just a place in the finals of the 110m hurdles. He was on a mission. “I don't have expectations, I have 'golds' and my utmost aim is to achieve them all," the Psychology major told UWIMONA Now before the


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Jaydene Thomas is a young attorney-at-law who has her own law firm in Barbados. The 32-year-old Jamaican is a trained journalist. She holds a first degree in Media and Communications from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, a law degree from UWI and a Certificate of Legal Education from t

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Spotlight on Alumni : Jaydene Thomas

Q: You have a first degree in Media and Communications from UWI, what made you decide to pursue a second degree in law?

JT: When I was doing my A levels at the Brown’s Town Community College, my neighbour Mr Bailey – who is now deceased – used to call me ‘Ms Haughton’


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UWI, Mona graduate writes first book

UWI, MONA GRADUATE Petre Williams-Raynor has a passion for the environment. The journalist recently released her first book, titled Project Climate Save, which seeks to educate persons, especially children, about the harmful effects of global warming. This message is communicated through the


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Student host making waves on local TV Show

BELIEVE IT OR not, Krystal Tomlinson, while studying International Relations two years ago at the University of the West Indies, had no idea that destiny had hand-picked her to be the host of the fresh, new and exciting Jamaican reality cuisine television show Nyammings aired on Television


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