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Sports


Mona athletes shine on world stage

OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST and UWI, Mona student Hansle Parchment produced a stunning world-leading time of 13.05 seconds to take victory in the men’s 110m high hurdles at the recent Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The World University Games Gold medallist came to national


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Opinion


Educating for a new Jamaica

Baltimore, Maryland USA: MUDDLING THROUGH IN today’s highly competitive world is simply not enough. Yet that, in large measure, is what Jamaica has been doing the past 50 years since it got its hastily constructed independence. Given the unseemly haste with which Great Britain bestowed


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Opinion


Nelson Mandela: A politician for all seasons

Dear Editor, Nelson Mandela surely ranks among the genuinely great individuals of any time. His extraordinary life and his magnificent achievements elicit comparisons with other great historical figures like Toussaint L’Ouverture, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa of


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News


60 young people to participate in biofuel pilot project

SOME 60 SCHOOLCHILDREN and unemployed young people from low-income communities in the Corporate Area will be cooperating on a joint biofuel initiative that was designed by the departments of Chemistry and Physics in collaboration with the Youth Crime Watch of Jamaica. The Biodiesel Production


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News


Biotechnology: A solution to food security?

SINCE 1989, THE BIOTECHNOLOGY Centre at the Mona campus has been quietly doing its part to contribute to the development of products to make life easier for Jamaicans. Acting head of the centre, Dr Marcia Roye, would have it no other way. “The biotechnology industry is a multimillion-dollar


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News


Five to receive honorary degrees

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona will confer honorary degrees on five outstanding individuals at its annual graduation ceremonies scheduled to take place in November. The five are Mr Noel Dexter, educator and musical director, Professor Emeritus Barry Higman, historian and educator, Dr


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News


UWI, Mona lab rated among top in the world

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) at The UWI, Mona campus has been rated among the top laboratories in the world for the quality of the chemical analysis it delivers. For the last 29 years, ICENS has been conducting chemical analysis for minerals, food,


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UWI Vice-Chancellor to be honoured by Scottish university

UNIVERSITY OF THE West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Professor E Nigel Harris, will in September be conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by the University of St Andrews in Scotland, which is celebrating its 600th anniversary. The honorary doctorate is being conferred in recognition of


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UWI, Microsoft to launch IT centre

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has partnered with Microsoft to establish an information technology centre on the campus. Julian Robinson, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, (STEM) made the announcement on May 28 during his contribution to


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Caribbean branch of the US Cochrane Center launched at Mona

DOCTORS, PATIENTS AND policymakers across the region now have access to accurate and up-to-date information about the effects of health care, thanks to the recent launch of the Caribbean Branch of the US Cochrane Center (CBUSCC). The branch,which officially opened its doors on June 5 at The


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June 30, 2013

Main


Turning up the heat on fire probes

THE ABILITY TO identify materials post-fire – one of the most difficult and challenging areas of forensic science – is currently under research in the Department of Physics at Mona. The research aims to provide a tool for fire forensic investigators to identify materials which existed in a


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Feature


Physics Department recommends solar lighting system for highway

MOTORISTS PLYING THE Portmore leg of Highway 2000, as well as the May Pen, Mandela, Spanish Town and Freetown interchanges, have been enjoying ample lighting since the installation of a new solar street light emitting diode (LED) system.

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