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Sports


Gearing up for London Olympics

RECORDS WERE SET and broken at this year’s Intramural Sports Day and Extravaganza at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track. A few UWI Mona students blazed new records as they displayed their exceptional athletic prowess on the field, and a record number of persons turned out to root for their favourite


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Nettleford Hall cheerleaders


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Taylor Hall at the top of the leaderboard


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Manley's challenge

Opinion


'Searching for identity'

Norman Manley, one of Jamaica’s greatest advocates and one of its Founding Fathers, said in his usual oratorical brilliance in 1962 at the time of Jamaica’s Independence: “And now I am going to speak to you about the challenge of this time as we close one book of history and open another.


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Opinion


Prince Charming in the flesh

DEAR EDITOR, I have always been a little in love with Prince Harry and, therefore, when I learnt that he would be visiting the Mona campus, I secured my place outside the UWI/Usain Bolt Track, and later the law faculty so that I could see him up close and personal. I was not disappointed. He was


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Opinion


Rat infestation is everybody’s problem

DEAR EDITOR, MAYOR OF KINGSTON Lee Clarke said measures were being put in place to control the growing rat population in some Corporate Area communities, while calling for proper garbage disposal and regular collection of waste. There is, however need for more stringent measures. The


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News


Countering Negative Stereotypes

The stereotypical view of urban communities that are prone to violence and crime are not all true. Some people assume that most adolescents from communities such as these are doomed to a similar or worse fate than their predecessors who have fallen by the wayside. Thus the question is often asked,


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Inspiration at The Heart of Research

WHO WOULD HAVE thought that the inspiration for the world’s first cardiac surgery simulator would have been discovered during a walk in Gordon Town,St. Andrew? Well, it was, by two doctors at the University of the West Indies whose revolutionary innovation was a big hit at the institution’s


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News


Accolades for 51 outstanding researchers, academics

FIFTY-ONE RESEARCHERS AND academics received awards in recognition of outstanding projects they produced and built on in 2011at a glittering ceremony that brought the curtains down on Research Days 2012 on January 27. Awards were presented in the fields of humanities and education, social


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Charting the Commonwealth Caribbean’s future

SUMMER 2012 WILL BE an extraordinary time for Jamaica. The young nation is expected to mark its 50-year milestone amidst the afterglow of what should be some great performances by the country’s super team of athletes at the Olympic Games to be held in London, England from July 27 to August


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News


Lucky draw for Pure and Applied Sciences student

Jelani BOGLE DID not appear to hear the winning numbers at first, but when th.e reality of what he heard finally kicked in, he screamed ecstatically, “Mi win! Mi win!” But no one could blame the Pure and Applied Sciences student for failing to immediately recognise when his number was finally


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The UWIMONA Now newspaper continues 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 Dr Andrew Wheatley, member of parliament for So

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI:1

NOT MANY YOUNG men by age 40 can boast of contributing much to political life as new member of parliament for South Central St Andrew Dr Andrew Wheatley has, including distinguishing himself over the years as one of the youngest mayors of Spanish Town and councillor for the Jamaica Labour


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Julian Robinson

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SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI:2

THE PATH TO great achievement of dreams is often illuminated by years of hard work, observation of the wise actions of effective mentors over time, and without a doubt, the super fuel of confidence from a bubbly cheering team. It has been no different for popular newly-appointed State Minister in


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News


UWI Press launches e-books for Kindle users

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) in January launched five e-books for its Kindle customers and announced plans to make additional material available in various electronic formats. “Our goal is to provide superb Caribbean scholarship in a variety of formats,” said Linda


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March 25, 2012

Main


‘Good hair vs bad hair’

Symposium examines notions of beauty in persons of African descent FED UP WITH having her natural hair texture described as nappy and unruly, then teenager Leslean Robinson went out and got a perm. “I remember when I was in Grade 7 in high school, there was this teacher who would go out of


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Mona

Feature


Prince Harry's UWI Mona experience

IN JUST UNDER two hours Prince Henry of Wales (always known as Prince Harry) got into a closed murder trial, “beat” Jamaica’s Sprint King Usain Bolt in a friendly 20-metre race, took home a silver medallion, and won the hearts of scores of young girls, including third grader Audreana


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March 25, 2012

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A-listers


The queens come out to play


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Patterson greets


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The Prince takes Silver


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Smooth Sailing at Book Launch


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A good dose of the best medicine


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Talkin’ Blues


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