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Sports


UWI grads to run for education, sport

THE ongoing thrust by the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus to develop well-rounded scholars and athletes who will contribute to nation building will get a boost on Sunday, November 18, 2012 with the inaugural staging of the UWI 5K Walk/Run. And UWI, Mona graduates are being urged to


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Opinion


Implement driver training in high schools

DEAR EDITOR, I think it is high time that the Ministry of Education takes steps to introduce driver education in high schools given the growing number of road fatalities on the nation’s roadways. School-based driver education should be compulsory for students in grades 9 to 11 as such a move


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97-year-old brings message of hope to young scholars

ONE STUDENT CRIED as she expressed her gratitude to 97-year-old Verna Royes for providing her with a scholarship for the academic year 2012/2013. Other scholarship recipients serenaded the Jamaican national who had travelled thousands of miles from California on October 9 just so she could


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UWI, Mona granted institutional accreditation

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus has been granted institutional accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), for a period of seven years, the maximum time possible. The accreditation took effect from February 1, 2012. This is a significant development for the UWI,


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Jamaica's 'best portrait painter' continues to capture history

BORN IN GLASGOW in 1933, the second of four children in a family noted for their artistic and intellectual gifts, Mrs Valerie Bloomfield-Ambrose has contributed tremendously to the cultural development of her adoptive country Jamaica, as an art educator, portraitist, painter, sculptor, actress and


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Prof Eaton has done much to develop the region's economy, labour force

PROFESSOR GEORGE EATON has made outstanding contributions to the Caribbean in the field of Labour and Economic Development. He is responsible for the building of much of the Caribbean's Civil Service. His contribution to the development of workers' education institutions as well as his


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Giving back to a legendary entrepreneur, philanthropist

LOWELL HAWTHORNE DEMONSTRATES how individuals from humble Caribbean backgrounds can, through dint of hard work, good sense and entrepreneurship, achieve remarkable success in the most competitive environments. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Hawthorne has made significant


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Vincent HoSang is in the business of nation building

CHINESE-JAMAICAN ENTREPRENEUR Vincent HoSang's generosity knows no bounds. HoSang, who is President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Bakery and Caribbean Food Delights, has helped a number of institutions to expand and students to excel over the years. Described as one who epitomises the essentials of


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A man of many firsts: Prof Errol Miller

ERROL LAURENCE MILLER, OJ has been called a visionary, consummate educator, scholar, trailblazer, nation builder, Caribbean man, committed church leader and family man. Not only did Miller pioneer the online delivery of UWI programmes at the School of Education, as a trailblazer, he has racked up


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A masterful combination of art and science

JOY SPENCE HAS the distinction of being the first woman to hold the position of Master Blender in the Jamaican rum industry. For Spence, who fell in love with chemistry at age 13 and set her sights on a career as a scientist, the rum-making process is a fascinating one. According to her, it is


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'The world's best sprinting coach': Glen Mills

GLEN LEBERT LIVINGSTON Mills, currently recognised as the leading sprinting coach in the world, has had a long and distinguished career as a coach. He served for a number of years as head coach at Camperdown, one of Jamaica's high schools noted for its sporting prowess. He subsequently became


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Distinguished professor to be awarded honorary degree for pioneering work

PROFESSOR HUGH WYNTER has never strayed far from the University of the West Indies (UWI). An early graduate of the University College of the West Indies, Wynter spent his entire career at the University and has the distinction of being the first of the University’s graduates to be appointed


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'Jamaica's Forgotten Prime Minister'

LOVERS OF POLITICS and history were recently treated to a stimulating panel discussion on "Preserving the Memory of Prime Ministers". The discussion was led by UWI Professor of Political Thought Rupert Lewis at the cosy Bookophilia Book Boutique, close to the old home of the legendary reggae icon


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Jamaica gets new powerhouse business school

ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) was launched as a merger of the Mona School of Business (MSB) and the Department of Management Studies (DOMS) to form a single business school in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mona campus. The new entity combines the


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New atlas holds the key to averting natural disasters

PLANNING TO BUILD or develop a property this year? A new publication, Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica, will now make it easier for homeowners, planners and decision-makers to determine the extent of their vulnerability to common natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes and


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8 to receive honorary degrees at graduation of several 'firsts'

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies will present honorary degrees to eight leaders who have distinguished themselves in the trade union movement, sports, arts, public service, administration, research and entrepreneurial philanthropy during graduation ceremonies at the Mona Campus on November 2 and


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Local government presentation

Scores of local government personnel turned out to hear Schoburgh’s research findings, which resulted from an evaluation of the institutional and organisational capacity of a sample of local authorities to determine their institutional readiness for the assumption of greater levels of authority


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UWI medical programmes receive full accreditation

THE CARIBBEAN ACCREDITATION Authority in Medicine and the Health Professions (CAAM-HP) has granted full accreditation to The UWI's medical programmes for the period 2012-2017. The UWI has gained institutional accreditation as a single School of Medicine programme, following on successful


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October 28, 2012

Main


Beating the odds every time Student with cerebral palsy earns top degree

HIS SPEECH IS slow, the tone monotonous and laborious, and he takes twice as long as his peers to complete a writing task. But come Friday morning Kemar Cummings will graduate at the top of his class. The 23-year-old, who was born with cerebral palsy, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in


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