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Mona athletes mine gold at Penn Relays

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona copped its first gold medal at the 2012 staging of the Penn Relays athletics meet in Philadelphia, United States. The 4x100m relay male team, comprising Jason Young, Jordan Forte, Kavean Smith and David Dunn, won gold in a time of 39.94 seconds in the


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Beach volleyball in pictures

MONA: NOT EVEN THE intermittent showers could dampen play for the 13 teams that showed up for the inaugural UWI Pelicans Beach Volleyball Invitational held at the Mona Bowl from April 21 to 22. Participants in the two-day tournament were drawn from Jamaica, Barbados, The Cayman Islands and Trinidad


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UP YOU MIGHTY MEN!


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YOUNG LEADERS EXCEL


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YOUNG LEADERS EXCEL


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SALUTING EXCELLENCE


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CELEBRATING RASTAFARI


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Opinion


How to land that dream summer job

THE SUMMER BREAK is fast approaching and a number of you will be seeking employment to ease the financial crunch. Your first point of call should be the Office of Placement & Career Services (OPCS). They have advisors who will assist and guide you through the process of career choices. Critical


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Opinion


No shame in being ‘kinky’

DEAR EDITOR, I WOULD FIRST like to express appreciation for the UWIMONA NOW newspaper. The articles are well written and reflect the current concerns and interests of our people. I would also like to respond to an article in the March 2012 edition entitled, “Good hair vs Bad hair”. It


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Free app to assist agricultural development

IN FORMER DAYS, professionals the world over arrived at high-level meetings with pen and notepad in hand. But nowadays with the numerous breakthroughs in information technology, the Android tablet application has taken pride of place in the boardroom, providing multi-tiered access to information


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Scrap poor relief law – Innerarity

THE DIRECTOR GENERAL in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Faith Innerarity has called for the repeal of the Poor Relief law, urging in its place more modern social assistance legislation. “There has been no change in the legislative framework for provision of social assistance, with


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Forensic science training gets boost

PROFESSOR WAYNE McLAUGHLIN can easily deflate the bubble of fantasy that surrounds loyal fans of popular crime-solving cable television shows that appear to glamourise the serious work of forensic scientists. “Forensics science is all hard work, and it is not just going into the lab and


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Mathematical Olympiad team announced

THE JAMAICAN MATHEMATICAL Olympiad Organising Committee has announced the local team to the 2012 Central American and Caribbean Regional Mathematical Olympiad, which will take place from June 15 to 23 in San Salvador, El Salvador. They are Zale Young (captain), Campion College; Romain Jones,


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Study identifies ‘pattern of failure’ among students

A TRACER STUDY has identified “a pattern of failure” among 124 students in St. Catherine who in 2004 flunked all subtests of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) but were nevertheless promoted to Grade 7. In fact, the results indicate that their academic problems may have started in Grade


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Spanish Embassy strengthens ties with UWI Mona

STUDENTS READING FOR a Spanish degree or pursuing Spanish courses at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona will now have improved access to native language resources following the Embassy of Spain’s recent donation of 25 AVE (Spanish Virtual Classroom) licences to the institution for


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Meeting the needs of modern students

OVER THE PAST three years, the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies has been abuzz with new infrastructural developments to provide additional classrooms, lecture theatres, labs and accommodation for students. This development was spurred by the need for the University to create new


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June 3, 2012

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Sex workers bare all

HER FAMILY THINKS she teaches kindergarten children in Portmore, St. Catherine, a cover she came up with to protect her secret sex life. She was one of several sex workers whose exploits formed part of an eight-week site study along the Port Henderson Road, more popularly called ‘Back


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Feature


Spotlight Alumni 1

The UWIMONA Now newspaper wraps up its series of interviews with some of the university’s young graduates who have ascended the political ladder on both divides with the resolution of the December 29, 2011 general elections. In this issue we feature Damion Crawford, state minister in the


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Dr. Dayton Campbell

HAD HE NOT chosen ophthalmology as a career, aviation would definitely have been his field of expertise. But in retrospect, Dr. Dayton Campbell said medicine “was the easiest thing I could have done in my life because I can apply everything I have learnt”. Campbell, who served as Guild


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Get ready for a browsing experience like no other

IT IS ONE of the few places on the Mona Campus where you can catch up on all the latest celebrity news and gossip. Better yet, it’s the only place you can get up close and personal with hundreds of famous people and clue in on important world events – without an invitation to boot. A visit


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Book, books and more books

PROFESSOR BRIAN MEEKS, director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at UWI Mona, and Professor Anthony Bogues of Brown University have added two more publications to the widening Caribbean knowledge pool. The Centre for Caribbean Thought and SALISES launched


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June 3, 2012

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