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CB Group/UWI 5K set for Nov 17

THE SECOND ANNUAL CB Group/UWI 5K Run/Walk will be held on November 17 at The UWI Mona Bowl. This year’s event, which is scheduled to start at 7:00 am, will be a generational race, the first of its kind where generations of family members will be invited to participate. It will also feature a


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Regional Child Research conference set for Nov 6-7

Regional Child Research conference set for Nov 6-7 The UWI, Mona has partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund to host the annual Caribbean Child Research Conference on November 6 and 7 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. This year’s theme is “Beyond 2015:


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Opinion


Implement bus system for schoolchildren

Dear Editor, The Government of Jamaica should consider implementing a school bus system for students islandwide to help reduce the number of young lives lost on our roads annually. A special school bus system would also allow the authorities to better monitor and encourage good behaviour among


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UWI staff, alumni, shine at Musgrave Awards

PROFESSOR MICHAEL TAYLOR and Dr Trevor Yee were among eight distinguished Jamaicans awarded Musgrave Medals by the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in recognition of their outstanding contributions¬¬¬¬¬ in the literary, scientific and artistic fields. The IOJ handed out two Gold, four Silver and


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Noel Dexter: A study in humility and grace

THE CAREER THAT one initially chooses may sometimes not fit with one’s ordained purpose. So it is regarding the regal and spectacular music career of The UWI’s Noel Dexter, who once believed over 40 years ago that economics and geography were his life’s calling as a teacher. “When I


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Janet Rollé continues to blaze new trails

“For me, media is a high calling. At its best, it illuminates every facet of the human experience, shapes the images and perceptions of people from every part of the world, and hopefully reflects the fullness of our humanity,” according to Janet Rollé, one of five people who received an


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R Danny Williams – consummate entrepreneur

‘REAL McCOY’ ENTREPRENEURS possess an incredible 360-degree periphery vision to spot, and seize endless business opportunities. R Danny Williams OJ, CD is one such Caribbean man. Younger in mind than his professed 79 years, Williams has been a name synonymous with creating Life of Jamaica


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UWI alumnus gets Musgrave Gold

BORN IN MANCHESTER, Franklin W Knight attended Calabar High School and The University of the West Indies, Mona. He did advanced degrees at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and in 1973 Knight moved to the


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Guarding against the flu

THEY ARE CONSTANTLY on guard. The National Influenza Centre (NIC), located on The UWI, Mona campus in the Department of Microbiology, is committed to monitoring and helping to reduce the impact of potentially deadly strains of influenza in Jamaica and the region. Dr Sandra Jackson-Betty, NIC


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Teaching is its own reward for Barry Higman

ONE THING THAT grabs you on first meeting Professor Emeritus Barry Higman is his trademark beard. That intrigue was more than enough to draw curious UWI, Mona History majors to him. His placable nature and his slight Australian accent also won over countless students, who appreciated his gentle


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November 3, 2013

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First smart building for the Caribbean

A NET ZERO/ENERGY-PLUS building – the first of its kind in the Caribbean – is slated to be built at the Mona campus of The UWI. The building will be used as a multi-purpose facility for lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops. The current plan is to construct the facility behind the


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Feature


Valerie Facey is passionate about preserving Jamaica’s rich heritage

IT IS OFTEN said that invention comes from necessity. As envisioned by Valerie Facey, the establishment of the Mill Press in 1990 allowed her to give back to a country she loves with all her heart. “Between 1952 and 1986, I was raising my family and working behind the scenes with my husband


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