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Dominica recognises Professor Sir Hilary Beckles with one of the country’s highest awards

The Government of Dominica has conferred the country’s second highest state award – the Sisserou Award of Honour on Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The award was presented by President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Angelo Savarin, at a ceremony earlier today, November 3, 2016; as part of Dominica’s 3...
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Research Growing at Cave Hill Campus

While it is best known from its academic programmes, the Cave Hill campus is quickly earning a reputation for impactful and wide-ranging research agenda. This specialised area of scholarly pursuit, for which the Caribbean is still lagging, has informed policy development by some regional and international agencies. On Tuesday, the Cave Hill campus honoured those who have conducted outsta...
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Gillian M. S. Bristol Named New Director of The Latin American Caribbean Centre

Gillian M.S. Bristol, former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the United States of America, has been appointed Director of The University of the West Indies’ Latin American Caribbean Centre (LACC), effective August 1st 2016. A university-wide initiative, The LACC, which develops programmes to facilitate closer integration and cultural and academic exchange bet...
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IMPACT Justice: Restorative Practices Workshops - Belize

Approximately 123 Educators, Ministry of Education Officers, and other stakeholders will receive training in Restorative Practices in four workshops being sponsored by the Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) Project. This training is being provided in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Belize. The workshops took place at the Best Western Belize Bil...
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IMPACT Justice Returns to Guyana to Continue its Community Mediation Training

The Canadian Government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is returning to Guyana for its second round of community mediation training, after having successfully completed a set of two training sessions earlier in October. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project which is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Instit...
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IMPACT Justice Donates over 200 Books to the University of Guyana Library

The Canadian Government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project has donated two hundred and forty-four books (one hundred and ninety-two titles) to the University of Guyana Library as part of its efforts to improve the provision of legal information in CARICOM Member States. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project which is being ...
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Uncovering Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has moved one step closer to uncovering the link between the Zika virus disease and a rare neurological illness. Once an obscure pathogen, the mosquito-borne Zika virus quickly spread to more than 40 countries in the Americas after an outbreak in northeast Brazil in early 2015. The outbreak could pose an economic burden of $3.5 billion on Latin America and the Caribbean alone, ...
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UWI Awardees Challenged to Sustain Caribbean Excellence

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles called for a concerted effort to sustain excellence in the Caribbean. He was delivering the address at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2015/2016 on Thursday 19 October, 2016, when the regional University honoured six persons and one department for exemplary service. The seven recipients were: ...
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Widow of Walter Rodney praises Barbados

The widow of slain Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney has thanked the Barbados Government for supporting her and her three children in the aftermath of the killing of her husband. Dr Pat Rodney said the administration also steered clear of challenging the substance of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into his death in 1980. She made her feelings clear during a pane...
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UWI Recognises Excellence with Vice-Chancellor’s Awards

Seven awards for excellence will be presented at The UWI's 2015/2016 Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence. A University tradition for more than 20 years, the awards recognise excellence in teaching, administration and research accomplishments, service to the community, contributions to public service, and all-round excellence in a combination of two or more of these core areas. A departmenta...
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Montserrat Volcano Observatory Renews Contract with The UWI For Monitoring and Research

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has entered a renewed contract with the Government of Montserrat to provide management and support for the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) which conducts monitoring and research activities on the Soufriere Hills Volcano. The new monitoring contract runs for five years and was signed on September 13, 2016 by Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chan...
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View The UWI’s 10 Graduation Ceremonies Live

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that its 2016 graduation ceremonies will be available for viewing via live stream beginning with the Open Campus on Saturday October 8, 2016 in St Kitts and Nevis. Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne will confer degrees at a total of ten ceremonies hosted by the University’s four campuses to celebrate the achievements of thousa...
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New Student Survey 2016 Prize Winner

Students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels had the opportunity to complete the New Student Survey 2016-17 from August 22 to September 16, 2016 for a chance to win a $400 University Bookshop Voucher. Ms. O’Shara Mason won the Bookshop Voucher for her participation in the New Student Survey 2016-17. The voucher was presented by Mrs. Koelle Boyce, Quality Assurance Coordin...
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Athletes Rep UWI at Rio 2016 Olympics

A total of five past and present UWI students are slated to compete in three disciplines at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which kick off on Friday 5 August, 2016. The Olympic hopefuls from the regional university include four current students from Jamaica and one 2015 alumnus from Trinidad and Tobago; all are track and field athletes. The UWI athletes and their sports are as follows: The UWI...
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UWI Senior Exec Selected for US Congress Hearing on Caribbean Policy

Recently appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor of Global Affairs at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Ambassador Dr Richard Bernal was one of only three persons selected to speak at a US Congress Hearing on Caribbean Policy on July 14, 2016. Following the passing of a bill: H.R. 4939 United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 on June 13, 2016, Ambassador Dr Bernal was invited t...
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