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Inaugural run raises $18M

THE TARGET WAS JA$8 million, but by the time a record number of persons opened their wallets and hearts and decided to either ‘walk good’ or ‘run great’, the tally came in at a whopping JA$18 million. This money, which was raised from the inaugural staging of the CB Group UWI 5K


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Opinion


Hoping for a fair shot at a job

Great story published in the October edition of the UWIMONA Now newspaper about the young man with cerebral palsy who graduated with a first class honours degree from The University of the West Indies, Mona. My hats off to you, Mr (Kemar) Cummings! Mr Cummings’ family as well as the various


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News


UWI, Mona mentorship programme -- A winning partnership

THE UWI, MONA campus recently launched its 2012/13 Mentorship Programme for the 80 mentors and equal number of mentees who committed to an exciting year-long schedule. The mentors are drawn from 43 corporate organisations in addition to The UWI, Mona campus, and the UWI Regional Headquarters. The


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News


‘Xcellence’ at the fore of community outreach

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” - Muhammad Al THE GALLANT MEN of Block ‘Xcellence’, Chancellor Hall, are gearing up once again for their annual Outreach Programme. In previous years, Block Xcellence has generously donated physical and monetary


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News


UWI staff, students shine at innovation awards 2012

STAFF AND STUDENTS of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, shared the spotlight at the recent Minister’s Innovation Awards, copping the coveted top prize of Innovator of the Year as well as three other awards in the categories – Health and Wellness, Resource/Knowledge Valorisation and


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Jamaica, South Africa collaborate on dispute resolution

THE JAMAICAN HIGH Commission in Pretoria has facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Dispute Resolution between The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Institute for Dispute Resolution, located at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The Institute was


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News


MSBM seeking AACSB accreditation

THE MONA SCHOOL of Business and Management is seeking accreditation for its programmes from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering degrees in business. This was one focus of a recent


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January 6, 2013

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Fail no more

THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) pass marks for Mathematics over the years has triggered much dismay in high schools islandwide and has forced the Ministry of Education, along with members of the academic community, to consider strategies to address the


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Feature


Students give back to the less fortunate

THE RESIDENTS OF Aston Preston Hall, one of the eight halls of residence at the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) have for many years placed youth development at the forefront of their programme of outreach activities. Currently, the students are focusing their outreach


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Feature


Rhodes Scholar vows to use expertise to build country

VINCENT TAYLOR, THE 22-year-old recipient of the prestigious Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship for 2013, advises parents to observe and foster those things that cause their children’s eyes to light up from an early age. According to Taylor, such a move will enable parents to better guide their children


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20-year-old builds promising career

SHERRY PERRIER, a second-year University of the West Indies (UWI) banking and finance student, has a promising future ahead of her buttressed by a life dedicated to hard work and perseverance. She credits her mother as her biggest supporter who ensured she stayed on target to achieve her


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Feature


Dub poet takes message to the world

RANDY MCLAREN gives voice to the voiceless. And studying sociology at The UWI, Mona provides the budding dub poet and actor with a springboard to truly have a deeper understanding of how society works. “As an individual with a huge social conscience I wanted to understand more about the roles


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