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Sports


CB Group/UWI 5K set for Nov 12

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, including children, will gather at The UWI, Mona Campus on Sunday, November 12 to work up a sweat for education and sports development. They will be participating in the sixth annual staging of the CB Group/UWI 5K Run/Walk and Smart Eggs Kids K scheduled to get underway at


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Opinion


Dear Editor, The new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam which is set to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next year is a good move by the Ministry of Education. But I want to urge the ministry not to stop there, but to take decisive steps to also create a few specialist secondary


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News


Rajeev Ram is Mona’s 2017 Matriculant

FOR THE PAST three years, The UWI Mona’s matriculant award has been dominated by students from the Mannings School. This trend was recently broken by 20-year-old Rajeev Ram, who is far removed from the Mannings School, hailing not only from another institution, but another country. The


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News


UWI conference on cannabis and cannabinoids set for Nov 5-10

FMS annual scientific conference and workshop to explore research, opportunities and challenges (subhead) FOR THE PAST 26 years the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus, UWI has held its annual scientific conference and workshop. This year the theme, “Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Research,


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October 29, 2017

Main


UWI men ready to solve world problems

LATER THIS WEEK, hundreds of bright young men will be awarded degrees, having successfully completed their studies at The UWI, Mona. The new chancellor, Robert Bermudez, will pick up where Sir George Alleyne left off, congratulating each student with a firm handshake. When that time comes,


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Feature


Humanities major giving back to society

IT SEEMS AS if there is nothing too difficult for 23-year-old Michael Lewis to master. He has tried his hand at just about everything, and is yet to fail at anything. From an early age, this effervescent young man had an interest in developing and sustaining the Jamaican culture. He told


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Feature


Class assignment evolves into thriving business

ENTREPRENEUR NAGEL STEWART started his ground transportation company while completing his undergraduate degree at The UWI, Mona in 2006. The business grew from a class assignment he was required to complete and pitch for Social Policy and Development (SY39P), a course offered in the Faculty of


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Feature


Master entrepreneur aims to accomplish great things

MASTER OF BUSINESS Management (MBM) student Romone Robinson is well known on social media by his pseudonym “Rom One”. He creates and posts hilarious videos on several aspects of Jamaican and Caribbean culture, including growing up with Caribbean parents, popular music and social commentary, as


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A-listers


Five members of The UWI community receive national honours

Five members of The University community received national honours and awards for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Jamaica at a ceremony at King’s House on October 16. They are Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The UWI, Mona; Professor


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A-listers


Jamaica’s 7th PM receives UWI honorary degree

UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez prepares to confer an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller during a Special Convocation at the Mona Campus on September 30. Simpson Miller was recognised for ‘her outstanding and meritorious contribution to public


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A-listers


Dr Ian Titus received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for outstanding contribution to medicine.

Dr Ian Titus received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for outstanding contribution to medicine.


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Mrs Laleta Davis-Mattis, Professor Horace Fletcher and Dr Kenneth Vaughn were conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander. Davis-Mattis was recognised for sterling contribution to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Development of Environmental Law in Jamaica; Fletcher f

Mrs Laleta Davis-Mattis, Professor Horace Fletcher and Dr Kenneth Vaughn were conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander. Davis-Mattis was recognised for sterling contribution to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Development of Environmental Law in Jamaica; Fletcher


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