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UWI Pelicans place second in Intercol beach volleyball

UWI Games 2013THE 2013 INTERCOLLEGIATE Beach Volleyball Tournament held in February at the University of the West Indies, Mona saw the host teams (men and women) copping second place in a fierce battle to the finish. The sand


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Opinion


Rare earth minerals must be properly managed

Dear Editor, The recent launch of the pilot project between Jamaica and Nippon Light Metal of Japan to extract rare earth elements from the island’s red mud could not have come at a better time. It is taking place against the backdrop of a sliding dollar, rising prices and ballooning


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Opinion Policy

Anyone may submit letters to the editor, but publication does not imply endorsement. We reserve the right to edit all commentaries for libel clarity, brevity and good taste. Letters for publication in UWIMONA Now should not exceed 200 words and must include the writer’s name


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News


Education minister gives UWI TEST passing grade

COME SEPTEMBER MORE students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences will stop browsing bookshelves for hard copies of their core textbooks. Instead, they will be able to digitally access these files via SmartTabs. One of the seven-inch Android 4.0<hr class='single_rule'><p><a href= Read more

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IELTS test centre launched at Mona

THE University of the West Indies, Mona campus is now home to one of three independent International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination centres in the Caribbean. The test centre, which is located in the Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy, was officially launched


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News


50-year time capsule buried

A time capsule has been buried in the front yard of the Department of Geography and Geology as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The capsule – a 275 lb cast aluminium time capsule, which was custom-built and laser-inscribed in Kansas by Noranda, is scheduled to be reopened during the


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Banking club connects with industry professionals

STUDENTS pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance at UWI, Mona have been gaining valuable experience inside and outside the classroom, with support from the UWI Banking League formed in 2011. ALDRIDGE… it is not a walkover

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Social technology, digital media and the music industry

IS JAMAICA’S MUSIC industry being threatened by social technology? Experts from the fields of entertainment, media and business responded to the question by explaining this phenomenon, relative to their own disciplines, in one of the sessions of the 2013 International Reggae Conference


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Cutting-edge research making a difference, changing lives

THESE DAYS YOU can talk your way out of doing almost anything. For starters, you can get out of cleaning the house, doing the laundry, using your mother-in-law’s phone number and passing the TV remote to your lazy spouse. Through the use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) you can get


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UWI working to solve environmental issues

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies is active in all but one of 20 leading global environmental issues, said Dale Webber, the James Moss-Solomon senior professor of Environmental Management, UWI, and director of the Centre for Marine Sciences. He said the institution’s continued support for


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March 3, 2013

Main


UWI leads rare earth research

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH IN rare earth chemistry is currently under way at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, building on work started decades ago by Dr Willard Pinnock, retired senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. Rare earth elements, a group of 17 metals found in geological


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Feature


Outstanding young scientist blazes new trails

DR CHARAH WATSON, Young Scientist of the Year for 2012, almost missed her chance to pursue the sciences while a student at Excelsior High School. When the time came for selection of CSEC/CXC subjects her chemistry teacher was hesitant – she doubted Watson’s competence because of her


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