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Sports


UWI Pelicans cop NJ/JNBS Sunshine Open League netball title

THE UWI, Mona Pelicans are still celebrating after winning the 2016 Netball Jamaica/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Open League netball competition at the National Indoor Sports centre on February 13. The UWI Pelican beat Molynes United ‘A’ 30-19 to lift the winning trophy. Cara


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Opinion


Haiti should be declared a regional heritage site

Dear Editor, It is full time that the members of Caricom accept that the problem of Haiti is the problem of the entire Caribbean region. Haiti is a fundamental part of our common history. It pioneered the emancipation of slavery in the Americas. It introduced the concept of human rights. It


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News


Ancestral remains reinterred

ANCESTRAL REMAINS DISCOVERED in 2012 at The UWI, MONA, in an area close to that which was once the slave residential village of the 18th and 19th century Papine Sugar estate, were reinterred on the campus on February 7 following a traditional ceremony where the customs and rites were


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News


Computer science student addresses regional conference

OSWALD SMITH, THE third-year computer science student responsible for writing a computer programme which has been making life easier for scores of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters, was invited to present his work at a conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Smith spoke


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News


Crowds flock to UWI Research Days 2016

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, among them entrepreneurs, industry leaders, donors, diplomats, policymakers and students, got a chance to experience, first-hand, the range of research done by The UWI, Mona Campus. At UWI Research Days, which was held from February 17 to 19 this year, student researchers and


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UWI lab earns ISO 17025 certification

ARE YOUR FRUITS and vegetables safe? Is the soil contaminated? These are not issues that the average person is primarily preoccupied with because there are established food safety standards that Jamaican consumers have come to know and expect. This confidence is expected to strengthen following


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AT 24 YEARS OLD Sherona Forrester has already broken several barriers and raised the bar. She is an acclaimed academic, a multi-talented athlete, a consummate performer of the arts and the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. She will take up her scholarship at the University of


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JNBS Foundation, Department of History and Archaeology collaborate on parish project

THE JAMAICA NATIONAL Building Society JNBS Foundation has partnered with the Department of History and Archaeology, The UWI, Mona, to undertake an islandwide parish history project. The aim of the Parish Histories of Jamaica project is to produce a comprehensive heritage profile on each parish


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News


?The Terror Spread?

UWI, JNBS host conference marking 150th anniversary of the Morant Bay Rebellion THE DEPARTMENT OF History and Archaeology, under the auspices of its Social History Project hosted a three-day conference from October 22-25, 2015, dubbed, “‘The Terror Spread’: The Morant Bay Rebellion and Jamaican


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March 1, 2016

Main


UWI to save $11M on water bill
Untapped water resources found on property

A US-BASED HYDROLOGIST has discovered an untapped water source at The UWI, Mona Campus which is poised to slash the institution’s utility bill by more than 40 per cent, increase capacity and ease the current water shortage. Dr Roland ‘Skip’ Hoag Jr, who has been supervising groundwater


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Feature


Cancer survivor pursues dreams Mario Spencer awarded Monty Alexander Scholarship

OVER THE PAST few years Mario Spencer has faced numerous challenges but these days he has something to smile about. He was recently awarded the Monty Alexander Scholarship through the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (OBUS), which will pay his tuition for one year. Mario is


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Feature


UWI Mona?s TMRI ?Reaches Up? with early childhood parenting programme

IN SEEKING TO meet the global need for effective Early Childhood Parenting initiatives, The University of the West Indies, Mona has taken its creativity to the world via a research-driven parenting package: Reach Up: An Early Childhood Parenting Programme. The programme, implemented via the Child


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Feature


Conference gives PM policy proposal document on children?s issues

THE 10TH ANNUAL Caribbean Child Research Conference ended on a high note after three days of presentations by adult and child researchers who explored a host of issues affecting the region’s youth, while proposing ways to address them. The conference was held from November 4 to 6, 2015 at the


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Feature


Belgian Ambassador visits Preston Hall

Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin visited Aston Preston Hall of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus late last year, as part of a series of initiatives by the Hall Committee to establish connections with various European embassies and consulates in Jamaica. The 13 clusters on Aston Preston


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Homecoming Honoree


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