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Education key to tackling doping

In recent months, Jamaica’s sterling reputation for producing and showcasing world-class track and field athletes has been rocked by alleged doping scandals. UWIMONA Now writer Sherina Russell-Garcia interviewed Dr Rachel Irving, senior research fellow in the Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI, and


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Opinion


Sports and drugs

Dear Editor, Over the past decades a number of sports have been seriously contaminated by participants taking illegal substances to enhance their individual performances and gain an unfair advantage over their rivals. Lance Armstrong’s admission that his seven tour de France victories were


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News


Student performer off to ROARing start in Africa

RANDY MCLAREN, BUDDING dub/reggae poet, final year sociology student at the University of the West Indies, Mona and one of Jamaica’s Youth Ambassadors for Culture, is currently on a three-week visit to Lusaka, Zambia. He was specially invited to perform at that country’s 7th Barefeet


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UWI to offer courses in intellectual property

THE JAMAICA INTELLECTUAL Property Office (JIPO) will be working with the faculty of law, UWI, Mona to offer a graduate programme in Intellectual Property (IP), as well as related training courses and summer programmes. The initiative is being taken in cooperation with the World Intellectual


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Young animators in training

T HE UNIVERSITY OF West Indies, Mona has joined forces with GSW Animation Limited, Toon Boom Animation Incorporated and the World Bank to provide 50 young people with the skills needed to work in the animation industry. The youngsters will participate in a six-month specialised animation


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Conference examines social implications of computers in developing countries

MORE THAN 150 researchers and practitioners in the field of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) recently gathered in Jamaica for the staging of the 12th International IFIP 9.4 Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. The participants


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September 1, 2013

Main


New species named after UWI professor

AN AMERICAN BIOLOGIST/taxonomist has named a previously unknown species after Professor Byron Wilson in recognition of his outstanding work in biodiversity conservation in Jamaica. Sarah Crews named a new species of spider, Selenops wilsoni, for the UWI, Mona professor more than a decade after


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Feature


Reviving Jamaica’s papaya industry

DR PAULA TENNANT, plant pathologist at the Biotechnology Centre, UWI, Mona, has conducted extensive research work to help revive Jamaica’s papaya industry. The Papaya ringspot virus has been responsible for decimating approximately 50 per cent of this non-traditional export crop, putting a


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A WELCOMING BLAST of cool air, followed by the soothing sound of water rushing over smooth stones, set the stage for things to come.

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When science, technology and nature converged at Denbigh

To the right of the man-made waterfall, polite hosts waited patiently to present visitors with cooling towels and a chilled, hot new drink appropriately called Feva! They welcomed guests to the booth stocked with a line of natural products, beautifully packaged and bursting with the goodness of


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Political science grad turns her passion into profit

FROM HER DAYS as a young political science student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Stacia Davidson was nurturing the beginnings of a great fashion designing and merchandise business. But back then, she couldn’t have known that her brand, Yaad Trendz, would benefit from world-class


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