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Sports


All set for UWI Invitational

THE UWI Invitational, one of the largest track and field meets in the island featuring top local and international athletes, will be held on March 21 at The UWI/Usain Bolt Regupol Track. The meet, which is in its 14th year, provides an excellent opportunity for local athletes to test the field


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Opinion


The following is a condensed version of an address by Justice Patrick Robinson at Homecoming 2015 held at The UWI, Mona Campus in February. Robinson, a UWI graduate who was recently elected judge of the International Court of Justice, was this year’s Homecoming honoree. A TRIAD OF

I speak today not as a member of the International Court of Justice, and certainly not as an academic, nor even primarily as a lawyer. I speak as a proud citizen of a sovereign and independent country, Jamaica, in the hope that I can contribute to the resolution of certain issues from our colonial


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Opinion


Honouring Glen Archer’s legacy

Dear Editor, Reverend Glen Archer’s recent passing presents an excellent opportunity for us to recognise in a tangible way the work of this great teacher and mentor. This outstanding spelling and quizmaster has done a lot to put Jamaica on the map in his area of expertise. Many will recall his


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News


UWI dental programme to graduate first batch of students in 2015

THE UWI, MONA’S undergraduate Dental Programme, which began in September 2010, is expected to graduate its first batch of students in November 2015. Nine students are presently on track to receive the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, which will be followed by the completion of a one-year


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News


dBURNZ’s ‘one beat’ resonates well with local music industry

OF ALL HUMAN activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfilment we all hope to get in our lives. Nobody knows this better than 22-year-old musician dBURNZ who is one musical note closer to achieving this objective. dBURNZ, whose real name is Melbourne Douglas, is a revolutionary


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News


The UWI prepares western Jamaica for global expansion

WHEN THE STAFF of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Graduate Programmes Unit of The University of the West Indies visited The UWI’s Western Jamaica Campus (UWI-WJC) last month, it was with the intention of gauging interest in a proposed reconstituted Master’s programme. The team was trying


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News


UWI students continue to shine at US Oratorical Contest

Last year when the top prize eluded The University of the West Indies, Mona, which placed second in the Charles E Williams II Advanced Leadership Institute Annual Oratorical Contest in the United States, it probably was a sign that the best was yet to come. Early this year contest officials


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March 8, 2015

Main


SOECATE set to unlock potential in J’can schools

HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN have been evaluated and are already getting the help they need to succeed thanks to the foresight of THE UWI, Mona School of Education’s Centre for the Assessment and Treatment of Exceptionalities (SOECATE). The centre opened in September 2013 with a mission to


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Feature


Physics Department launches computer-based models to project climate variability and change

THE CLIMATE STUDIES Group (CSGM), an interdisciplinary research group based in the Department of Physics at The UWI, Mona, has developed two computer-based models which depict climate variability and change – SMASH (Simple Model for the Advection of Storms and Hurricanes) and ReCORD (Regional


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Feature


UWI, Mona in sync with national and regional development agendas

THEY KEPT COMING over three days. From February 9 to 11 scores of diplomats, government officials, business interests, potential investors, partners and students flocked to The UWI, Mona Campus for Research Days 2015, which was held under the theme, “Innovating for Development through Science,


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Feature


UWI key to tsunami preparedness

RESIDENTS OF OLD Harbour Bay, a low-lying coastal community in south-central Jamaica, are still getting used to the sound of the tsunami warning siren. But when that alarm went off on February 26, children as young as three years old knew that signal meant they had to get quickly to higher ground.


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