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Sports


New turf, clear goals

YOU SEE IT at every World Cup, young boys pouring out into the streets eagerly showing off their football skills. But by the time the fever fades and the debates settle on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, plans will be far advanced to install a synthetic football turf at The UWI, Mona


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Opinion


Thanks for freeing up the weed

Dear Editor, As a Rastafarian used to burning my spliff, I must say I am elated that the Government plans to finally allow me to burn up two ounces of marijuana without throwing me in jail for possession. I am also happy that they plan to decriminalise the drug for medicinal and religious


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Opinion


Norman Girvan…In Memoriam

IN AN AGE when the term “public intellectual” has been significantly devalued by a number of self-promoting academic entrepreneurs, it is encouraging that in Norman Girvan the original cachet value shone brightly. He was an extraordinary individual who seamlessly combined distinguished


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News


UWI extensive yam research yielding results

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE at The UWI, Mona has a dream. “Our dream is to make a yam-based medicine,” said Professor Helen Asemota, the current director. “From farm to finished products is our driving theme,” she told UWIMONA Now during a recent interview. And Asemota knows


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News


UWI to confer 20 honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies

THE 2014 GRADUATION ceremonies at The University of the West Indies will see the conferral of 20 honorary degrees: four at the Cave Hill Campus, six at the Mona Campus, two at the Open Campus, and eight at the St Augustine Campus. The following awardees will receive honorary doctorates during


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News


In search of reparatory justice

LONG BEFORE PROFESSOR Verene Shepherd knew that she would be among those at the forefront leading the charge with Caricom towards seeking justice for our enslaved African ancestors and their affected descendants through reparations and repatriation, she conducted History classes addressing the


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News


Using research to propel the agriculture sector

IN KEEPING WITH its thrust to promote research which will positively impact Jamaica’s economic development, The UWI, Mona recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group and the Raymond Chang Foundation to benefit the agriculture sector. The MOU


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News


LET’S FIRE IT UP

Dr Ian Thompson (left), Lecturer in Food Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, The UWI, Mona, Raymond Pryce Member of Parliament, North East St Elizabeth, Dr Derrick Deslandes, The UWI, Mona and Dr Bernardo Ospina Patino, Executive Director Clayuca Corporation, demonstrate how to use the new


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UWI partners with businesses to transform lives, foster economic growth out West

News


A light rising from the west’

IN HIS INAUGURAL speech at his induction ceremony on October 29, 2013, The UWI, Mona Campus Principal Professor Archibald McDonald said his term as principal would “see The UWI significantly increasing its presence in western Jamaica”. At the time, McDonald hinted that The UWI, Mona was in


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July 6, 2014

Main


Local yams have anti-cancer properties

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE at The UWI, Mona Campus has discovered the presence of anti-cancer properties in purple yams, and the yam extract is currently being considered for the award of a US patent. Dr Dennis Bailey made the discovery while conducting doctoral studies on indigenous


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Feature


Natural Products Institute delves into anti-cancer screening

CANCER – ONE OF the major causes of death worldwide – has for decades been treated with several drugs, few of which have been found to be fully effective and safe. However, nowadays, research on cancer drugs has also been targeted towards plants and plant-derived natural products. Many


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A-listers


RECOGNISING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Shoyea-Gaye Grant (left) collecting the Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence in Academics from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a recent ceremony at Jamaica House. Also sharing in the moment is Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna. The 2013 valedictorian, who graduated with a


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A-listers


LEGAL BONDING

Faculty members and students share lens time at the recent launch of the second round of the Mona Law Professional Internship Programme (MLPIP). Twenty-eight aspiring lawyers in the Faculty of Law were selected for the MLPIP. They will be placed at the Supreme Court, the Office of the Contractor


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A-listers


20 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG

The Institute for Gender & Development Studies (IGDS) at the University of the West Indies celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 3 with a reception and opening of an exhibition capturing the institute’s work over the years. Teaming up to formally open the exhibition (from left) are the


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A-listers


PELICANS REIGN SUPREME

The UWI Pelicans on their way to retaining the Supreme Ventures Major League Netball title which they won in 2010 as UWI Revolution. In addition to lifting the Major League Netball trophy on May 17 this year, the Pelicans were awarded the title of Best Defensive team, and Ladonna Lamonth voted Most


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