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Sports


Team finds winning formula

UWI FC to tackle National League head-on

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Football Club may be new to the national game plan, but they are prepared to tackle the field head-on come September when the real test of their skills begins. UWI FC created history earlier this year when they won the Kingston and St Andrew Football


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Opinion


Who should pay for pothole damage?

Dear editor, A few weeks ago my younger brother hit a pothole, which caused minor damage to our mother’s car. He had to pay for the repairs out of money he had earned from his part-time job, and he was not happy about it. He argued that the people responsible for repairing the roads should have


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News


UWI, Mona: Fertile ground for new entrepreneurs

KADEEM PET-GRAVE, SIMER LANSEND and Gebre Wallace are among a growing list of current students and alumni of The UWI, Mona who have taken the plunge and started their own companies. Lansend and Pet-Grave, who hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Entrepreneurship, recently formed EducaTours JA


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News


Shepherd elected to UN Committee

PROFESSOR VERENE SHEPHERD, director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, recently created history when she became the first national of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) elected to serve on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The CERD


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News


UWI film project transforming communities, industry

MORE AND MORE Jamaicans are shooting their way to the big screen, and the international community is taking note. By the time the curtain came down on the third staging of the Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) held from June 25 to 28 in Kingston and Montego Bay, it was clear that the


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News


Decades of love

Brian Heap finds joy in teaching what he loves

COMING TO JAMAICA from Britain in the turbulent 1970s was nothing short of dramatic for then economics and history teacher Dr Brian Heap. “The first thing is that I had never been out of Europe (and) when I arrived in Jamaica and was picked up at the Norman Manley International Airport in


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News


K’nife does not mince words when it comes to women in business

DR K’ADAMAWE K’NIFE, lecturer in Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at The UWI, Mona, feels one sure-fire way to place the Jamaican economy on the path to profitability and growth is to tap into the enterprising and creative energies of young people, especially women at the tertiary


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August 30, 2015

Main


Computing student forges partnership with JUTC

Smith instrumental in getting bus company on Google Maps

FOR OSWALD SMITH, necessity was the mother of invention. The computer science student did not always have an easy commute; not knowing which bus to take or where to exit. Not one to rest on his laurels and whine, he decided to do something about it. In his first semester in the Department of


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Feature


UWI delivering ‘job-ready’ grads

More students gaining local and international experience ahead of graduation

Kerry-Ann Reid, Ronique Johnson, Davian Samuels and Jody-Ann will be the envy of their classmates this semester. The four students of the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) spent part of the summer working at Ernst & Young’s New York office on a summer internship programme which


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Feature


The UWI, MONA to begin marijuana cultivation

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona is to begin the controlled growing of specific strains of marijuana in an attempt to identify the DNA profiles of the plants. The initiative will provide cannabis plants which can then be tested to determine how the different strains interact with the


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Feature


More student housing solutions this school year

THE FIRST KNOWN hall on the Mona Campus of the then University College of the West Indies was Gibraltar Hall. This facility previously housed refugees from Malta and Gibraltar. Back in the day, all students had to live in hall, and special permission had to be sought to live off campus,


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