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Sports


Chess on the move at UWI, Mona

ANDREW ANGLIN, MIGUEL ASHER, Stuart James and Laurence Davey had the right moves. The four club members recently returned from Texas, USA, with the title of “second-best international team” after playing amongst the best universities and colleges at the 2013 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team


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Opinion


Fire station needed in Kgn 7

Dear Editor, Mr Dennis Butler, the quick-thinking driver of the ill-fated gas tanker which caught fire along the Mona Road on January 9, must be commended for averting a potential fireball. His foresight in moving the tanker away from nearby houses undoubtedly saved the day. But while we are


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News


English-speaking Caribbean’s first Microsoft Innovation centre to open at Mona

MICROSOFT HAS PASSED the innovation baton to The University of the West Indies, Mona which will this year become home to the first Microsoft Innovation Centre in the English-speaking Caribbean. This comes as Microsoft cements its partnership with The UWI, Mona, the Government, Jamaica National


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News


UWI Sickle Cell Unit to benefit from Sigma run

EFFORTS BY THE Ministry of Health, The Sickle Cell Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute (TMRI), UWI and the Sickle Cell Trust to ensure that all babies born in Jamaica are screened for sickle cell disease at birth, will get a much needed boost at the end of this year’s Sagicor Sigma


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News


CARIMAC to graduate first group of animators

JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN’S largest group of trained cartoon animators will this week graduate from a six-month intensive animation course in a programme offered by the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies, Mona. A total of 43 trained


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News


UWI, Mona kicks off homecoming celebrations on February 9

PREPARATIONS ARE MOVING into high gear for the annual Homecoming Celebrations scheduled to take place from February 9 to 15 at The UWI, Mona campus. The celebrations begin with the annual Commemoration Service which will be held at the University Chapel on Sunday, February 9, beginning at 9:15 am.


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UWI Research Days Exposition seeks to drive national and regional development

JAMAICANS WILL NOW have three days in which to explore the business potential of cutting-edge research projects presently under way at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus. The Research Days Exposition, which was traditionally held over two days, has this year been extended by an


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News


Rhodes winner is not all about academics

WHEN HE HEARD that 24-year-old Timar Jackson, one of his ace actuarial science graduates had been chosen as the 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Winston St Elmo Whyte was overjoyed. “I am so happy for him and his family! I could not have felt any better were he my son!” The director of the Actuarial


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News


Simplifying the proposed logistics hub

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE West Indies, Mona campus is moving to ensure that Jamaicans are armed with relevant information which will allow them to make informed decisions about the development of the proposed logistics hub initiative. Against this background, The UWI recently collaborated with the


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News


CB Group/UWI 5K raises $10M

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AT The University of the West Indies, Mona campus is set to gain an immense push following the second successful staging of the CB Group/UWI 5K Run/Walk, held last November. Mathew Lyn, CB Group Chief Operating Officer, presented the cheque valued at $10 million on December


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February 3, 2014

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Using cultural therapy to reach at-risk kids

SCORES OF TROUBLED Jamaican schoolchildren have been improving their grades and adjusting their attitude, and the world is starting to take note. Since 2006, The University of the West Indies, Mona has been working with school administrators, teachers, mental health officials, artists and


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Feature


Students turn class project into green business

THREE YOUNG MEN got together more than a year ago and transformed their classroom experience into a profitable green project. Henkel Valentine, O'Brian Clarke and Jovan Johnson applied what they had learnt in an entrepreneurship course back in 2011 and it paid off. The trio invested $150,000


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