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Sports


Sports medicine clinic opens at UWI, Mona

THERE IS A new state-of-the-art medical research and treatment facility at the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ Teaching and Research Complex, University of the West Indies, Mona. The facility, which was officially opened by His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, on March 4, has been


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Opinion


Sourcing water in ‘the land of dry wood and drought’

Dear Editor, Despite the tough times – drought and all – Jamaica is still a great place to live. Where else in the world could you go to ask your neighbours in the middle of the night to allow you to fill up your empty containers with their tank water because you had come home to dry


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News


High demand for CARIMAC’s animation programme

THEY PAINSTAKINGLY BRING each scene to life, never quitting until their work is picture-perfect. Young Nathanael Hay and Angilo James are happy to spend their waking hours hunched in front of their computer screens drawing on the new-found skills acquired under the inaugural ‘Animate


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News


1950s film a hit at UWI Museum

MUSEUMS THE WORLD over can be viewed as actual time machines, regally outfitted to take the fascinated on an exciting journey in time to savour their rich history. The newly minted UWI Museum, located in its spacious and ultra-contemporary two-year-old home at The UWI Regional Headquarters, is


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News


UWI signs MOU for medical ganja research

The University of the West Indies, Mona has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GenCanna Global, Inc (Strains of Hope) to facilitate the conduct of research into the medicinal properties of marijuana (cannabis sativa). The agreement, which was signed on April 9, will be effective


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News


Honouring Prof Brown

Integrated Marketing Communication students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), at The UWI, Mona on April 10 hosted the 4th annual CARIMAC/Aggrey Brown Distinguished Lecture at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. The lecture was held under the theme, “Media and


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News


Arnold Foote Foundation giving away scholarships

Come September, the Arnold Foote Foundation will pay tuition and miscellaneous fees for two students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). The scholarship, named in honour of Arnold Foote, founder and chairman of Advertising and Marketing Jamaica Limited, is valued at


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News


New bursaries for students with disabilities

FIVE STUDENTS WITH disabilities will be awarded bursaries starting in September, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus Professor Archibald McDonald said. He was speaking at the recent Regional Disability Studies Conference staged by The UWI Centre for Disability Studies (CDS).


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News


Research fellow receives prestigious award for cancer research

DR SIMONE BADAL MCCREATH, research fellow at the Natural Products Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, was one of five women chemists worldwide recently honoured with the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. She was


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April 28, 2014

Main


Cassava flour project to boost economy Create more jobs for Jamaicans

THE GOVERNMENT OF Colombia has agreed to donate a cassava flour pilot plant to The UWI, Mona for the production of refined cassava flour which may be used by the baking industry and for retail sale in supermarkets islandwide. Valued at approximately US$100,000, the rated capacity of the


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Feature


New course serving the needs of Jamaica’s food industry

JAMAICAN CONSUMERS, LIKE all consumers worldwide, are demanding a wider variety of high-quality, safe, nutritious and attractively packaged processed foods to whet their appetites and satisfy their palettes. Globally, the agri-food system is focusing on processing technologies which create


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