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BY UWIMONA Now Writer

Sports


Andre Bernal has his eyes on the goal

MONA – It is not every sportsman who gets the chance to represent his country. Footballer Andre Bernal is one of the lucky exceptions. In this, the Irvinite, who is about to embark on his third year of study in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences at the University of West Indies, Mona


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Date of Birth: April 8, 1990 Parish: St. Catherine High School: St. Jago College: University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Club Team: UWI National Team: National Under-23 Team Trophy: 2009-2010 KSAFA Major League


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Reliving the good ol’ days

OLD FRIENDS came together from August 10 to 14 for a grand Alumni Reunion at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Over the five days, hundreds of old boys and girls held serious discussions with UWI Mona Principal Gordon Shirley, partied with friends as though they were still in college,


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Opinion


The university in a changing world

AS EVERYONE knows, The University of the West Indies (UWI) preceded the granting of political independence in the British Antilles, although in some respects it was very much a part of that vibrant global post-World War II movement of the selfdetermination of peoples. UWI began as an


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Opinion


Use gas tax to compensate motorists for pothole damage

I WISH there were somewhere I could go to submit a claim for my pothole-damaged car. I bent my car rim and damaged a tyre two Saturdays ago after I fell into a pothole along Molynes Road in Kingston. I was not speeding, but by the time I saw the hole it was too late to turn away fully,


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Opinion


Keep it up CHASE, UWI

DEAR EDITOR, I READ with great interest a recent newspaper article which said the University of the West Indies (UWI) had opened a cutting-edge laboratory to help medical students and residents hone their surgical skills. The CHASE Fund contributed a grant of some $25 million toward


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Walk good, Tony Abrahams

DEAR EDITOR, IT WAS only fitting that the Jamaican Government accorded former politician and broadcast journalist, Eric Anthony Abrahams, an official funeral. I think he did a good job when he served as tourism minister and, as a broadcaster, he sought to uncover truth for the


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GUN TALKS UNDER WAY

UWIMONA Now Editor MONA: THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI), Mona is in talks with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to provide essential training in forensic ballistics, even as the Government moves to put in place a national small-arms policy to tackle gun crimes. This


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NewsTalk 93 FM: Defining quality in radio

MANY UNIVERSITIES around the world own and operate radio stations. In large part, these radio stations are used as a training ground for students to hone skills in broadcasting, news making and presenting, socialmedia content development, management and other related disciplines. The


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No plans to divert funding from tertiary education– Holness

MONTEGO BAY: EDUCATION MINISTER Andrew Holness has stated Government’s commitment to continue to expand access to tertiary education in Jamaica. He said, contrary to public opinion, there are no plans to divert funding from the tertiary level to early childhood and primary


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Researcher warns of possible radiation risks, urges safer mobile use

News


Kids get first cellphone at age three

MOST THREE-YEAR-OLDS may be able to identify a couple letters of the alphabet or recite their numbers up to 10. Clearly, they don’t know enough to independently call folks up or send intelligible text messages. Still, they have been burning up credit hours on their mobiles, and at


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Archaeologist
creating history

ARCHAEOLOGIST IVOR Conolley is about to create history, an accomplishment he appears to be taking in his stride. Conolley is poised to become the first graduate with a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in archaeology from the Department of History and Archaeology, UWI Mona, where he also


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Students find bones
in lecturers’ backyards 

A GROUP of second-year university students uncovered some bones, teeth and thousands of precious artefacts from the early 1700s while digging around in the backyards of staff members. The students believe they have found the site of the early Mona Great House in an area known as College


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BY KERRY MCCATTY UWIMONA Now Writer

News


Using technology to solve crime

MONA– Imagine being able to know how a disaster will affect your house before you build. Imagine putting into a computer programme whether you will build by the coast or inland, the kind of roof, floors, walls, and then inputting the kind of disaster that might affect the house! Then imagine


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August 28, 2011

Main


Stimulation produces better kids

TODDLERS WHO are showered with love and attention by their mothers exhibit less violent tendencies and have fewer run-ins with the law going into their teenage years and early adulthood. They also have higher IQs, achieve more academically and experience less depressive symptoms or social


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Staff, Student Achievements

PROFESSOR NEWTON D. Duncan is the new head of the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI Mona). He officially took charge of the largest clinical department in the Faculty of Medical Sciences on August 1. Duncan has


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Tracy Robinson elected to IACHR

TRACY ROBINSON, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has been elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Robinson received the highest number of votes among the candidates during the 41st Regular Session of the Organisation


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Lecturer to serve on CLGF board

DR ERIS D. Schoburgh has been elected to the board of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) for 2011-13. The election took place at a recent CLGF Conference in Wales, where Schoburgh presented a paper at the Research Symposium. Schoburgh is a lecturer in public policy and public-sector


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Four students receive UWI-CCRIF scholarships

FOUR STUDENTS of The University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona, have been awarded the UWI Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) scholarships. They are graduate students: Gerarda Ramcharansingh, Kevin Douglas, and Dorlan Burrell pursuing the Masters of Science in the Disaster


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