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Sports


TT team smashes to victory

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona table tennis team took the 2011 Intercollegiate Womens’ Competition title after a ‘smashing’ win over arch rival University of Technology (UTech) on November 17, 2011. The team, coached by Sandra Rettie, executed the win on UTech’s home


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Sports and drug awareness

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies, Mona Campus recently played host to a group of young Colombian athletes who travelled to Jamaica to pick up more than just a few tips on how to run faster. The adolescents – three girls and nine boys – visited the campus from november 21 to 25 as part


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Keeping pace with drug cheats

A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT of time and resources have been spent on anti-doping, yet still the cheaters continue to outrun the pack. In trying to understand the intricacies of prevention, we must ask three pertinent questions:

  • How do we catch most, if not all cheaters who use

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GRADUATION SWAG 2011


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A POINT OF LAW


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THE GRACEFUL ONE EMBRACES THE ‘WILDER’ SIDE OF LIFE


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THE AMBASSADOR AND THE KING


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Author's Note


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Opinion


Small societies need universities to grow

WHILE I was a young student at the then named University College of the West Indies at Mona, the British government accepted the famous Robbins Report on higher education in the United Kingdom.  A commission, chaired by Lionel Charles Robbins, then Lord Robbins the distinguished head


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Opinion


Honouring Prof Brown’s memory

DEAR EDITOR,  JAMAICA RECENTLY SAID goodbye to Professor Aggrey Brown, a wonderful human being, excellent teacher and great communicator. The outpouring of love for Prof was touchingly beautiful, but as a lasting tribute the university and the media fraternity must now move to establish a


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Opinion


Political maturity at 50

DEAR EDITOR, I WOULD LIKE to commend the people of Jamaica for demonstrating to the rest of the world that they can have peaceful elections in that beautiful country I once called home. As a Jamaican living overseas, I was extremely happy to see images on the world wide web of Jamaica


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News


Primary school exit exam coming

PRIMARY SCHOOLCHILDREN across the region will soon be required to sit an exit exam that is being developed by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), according to UWI Mona’s Dr. Stafford Griffith. Griffith, who is Professor of Research, Measurement and Evaluation at the School of Education,


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Vaneisha's Christmas wish

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Vaneisha Battick’s wish list for Christmas was as simple as it was heartbreaking.  Her list was short; there were only two items. Like any typical teenager she wanted a new mobile phone “that can take pictures”, but more than anything she was praying for a


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State-of-the-art facilities

IT WAS THE venue for the political leadership debate between the Jamaica Labour Party’s Andrew Holness and the People’s National Party’s Portia Simpson Miller in the run up to the December 29, 2011  general elections. And while the jury is still out on who actually won that December 20


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Kintyre Basic: Raising healthy children

THE KINTYRE BASIC School in rural St. Andrew is to that community what the oasis is to the desert. Today, it is considered one of the best places to nurture young  children as it provides a lead- safe environment for them. UWI Mona scientists and  researchers have confirmed it, and


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Health, wellness focus of UWI Research Day

HEALTH AND WELLNESS will take centre stage when The University of the West Indies hosts its annual Research Day activities over two days on January 26  and 27 on the Mona Campus. The forum, which is in its 13th year, provides an opportunity for dialogue between researchers and students,


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High global ranking for Master’s programme

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies, Mona master’s degree programme in Telecommunications Policy and Technology Management (TPM) has been rated among the top 200 best masters degree programmes in the world in the Engineering and Project Management Category.  The programme, which is


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Minna Israel appointed
distinguished business fellow

MINNA ISRAEL WILL take on a new and exciting role this year. The Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (MSB, UWI) recently announced her appointment as Distinguished Business Fellow. Her appointment takes effect on March 1, 2012. UWI, Mona principal Professor Gordon


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Norman Manley Law School beats Yale
and the world

LOVE ODIH, Jermaine Case, and Leslie Mendez kept the norman Manley Law School (NMLS) flag flying high last December when they brought home the World Human Rights Moot Court title, beating Yale University of the United States in the finals in Pretoria, South africa.  Jermaine Case was


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The legacy of a visionary

WHEN PROFESSOR A G G R E Y Brown died on november 23, 2011, after a long illness, the news shocked staff and students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), as well as former students of the institute from around the world.  In the aftermath of his


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January 22, 2012

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Health risk!

PR E L I M I N A R Y RESEARCH HAS shown that residents in Kintyre, a rural St. Andrew community, already plagued by health and environmental problems, routinely burn household trash in their backyards. “In almost all the households that I have done to date, we found a frequency of


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Feature


Raymond Pryce

The UWIMONANOW newspaper today begins the first in a series of interviews with some of UWI Mona’s  graduates who have distinguished themselves in various fields. We begin by looking at young  graduates who have ascended the political ladder on both divides with the resolution of the recent


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