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Sir Hilary Beckles examines the fall of West Indies Test Cricket in newest book

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles launched his most recent monograph, Cricket without a Cause: Fall and Rise of the Mighty West Indian Test Cricketers on November 27th 2017 at the Cricket Legends of Barbados, Fontabelle, Bridgetown. In his publication, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, an avid cricketer, university academic and former West Indies Cri...
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Six receive Principal's Award for Excellence

Six outstanding colleagues have captured the 2017 Principal’s Award for Excellence at this year’s Annual Retirees and Staff Awards Ceremony. They were celebrated at the marquee event on Saturday, December 16 at the Cave Hill Campus. Academics, Westmin James from the Faculty of Law and Dr. Angela Alleyne from the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences were recognised in th...
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Cave Hill earns Global Award

Less than three years after it began operations, the Confucius Institute (CI) of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill has captured the prestigious global Confucius Institute of the Year Award. The honour was bestowed yesterday during the 12thannual Confucius Institute Global Conference in Xi’ an China by the China-based Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, which has oversig...
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Cave Hill Seeks to Train Ghanaian Doctors

Ghanaian government leaders and university officials are among the latest in the African region to be informed about the academic offerings of The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, especially its internationally-acclaimed medical programme. Seeking a more expansive engagement, as part of the campus’ aggressive internationalisation strategy rooted in the global thrust of its 201...
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CDB announces plans to invest in UWItv at 1st anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, W.I.07 December 2017.UWItv—the multimedia, public information and education service of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—marked its first year of existence with a celebratory event and awards ceremony held on Tuesday 28 November, 2017 at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University’s Cave Hill Campus in Ba...
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IMPACT Justice co-sponsors University of Guyana Lecture on J.O.F Haynes

(BRIDGETOWN, November 13, 2017) On November 7, 2017, the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) was co-sponsor of a lecture entitled “The Life and Jurisprudence of J.O.F Haynes” held at the Hermanston Lodge, Georgetown, Guyana. The lecture was the latest in the University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor’s Renaissanc...
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Grenada Police Force Benefits from IMPACT JUSTICE Workshop

Thirty-one officers of the Royal Grenada Police Force recently benefited from a refresher training workshop in the Law of Evidence, Report Writing, Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques sponsored by the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) under its community peace-building component. The three-day workshop was held November 6-8, i...
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Proposal for UWI Campus in Antigua and Barbuda

The UWI Council hears Proposal for Campus inAntigua and Barbuda The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. 07 November 2017. At a special session held in Jamaica on October 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Council, chaired by Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, met to receive a submission from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda proposing the establishment of the University...
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West Indies Cricket for a Cause

The UWI, Sagicor & Flow launch celebrity T20 match for hurricane relief.
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Six Academics to receive The UWI Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence

A University tradition for more than 20 years, the Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence recognise excellence in Teaching, Administration and Research Accomplishments, Service to the University Community, Contributions to Public Service, and All-round Excellence in a combination of two or more of these core areas and a departmental award for service and operational excellence. This year, two ...
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Our Neighbour’s Keeper The UWI response to the Caribbean disaster

During the past monththe Caribbean has been pummelled by two catastrophic category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria. The aftermath of these hurricanes has been the loss of lives and significant damage to infrastructure across several Caribbean islands. The University of the West Indies (The UWI), has been working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as well as He...
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Cave Hill Hurricane Relief Initiative

The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill has removed any financial restrictions on students from Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition, the university is mobilising financial and other support to meet the students’ needs. Deputy Principal Clive Landis led a delegation of senior campus officials which met with the students on Friday to be apprised ...
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The UWI and CDEMA to Establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York

The Caribbean Centre For Disaster And Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed to leverage The UWI’s North American networks, in order to mobilise resources in North America for disaster relief and construction within the Caribbean. In light of th...
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Irma-Maria: A Reparations Requiem for Caribbean Poverty

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria: “Hurricane Irma's fury preceded Maria's by a deadly Caribbean second. Together they constitute the familiar sound of death and destruction reminiscent of a colonial past that clings to the present and is determined to...
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Portia Simpson Miller received Honorary Degree from The UWI

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica. The University is conferring this LLD in recognition of...
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