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Sir Hilary: UN Visionary Expert on Higher Education

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The United Nations has invited Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), to serve as an expert for its “Futures of Higher Education Project”. Led by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO-IESALC), the pro...
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Bahamian Prime Minister urges full support for The UWI

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, March 03, 2021. — As annual budget meetings at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commenced on March 2, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. The Honourable Hubert Minnis urged fellow governments to invest more in the regional University for the future economic development. Addressing the Opening Ceremony for the Meeting...
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A new fight back phase against COVID-19 is here

UWI COVID-19 Task Force Chair says: “A new fight back phase against COVID-19 is here” The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on Caribbean shores. “This marks the start of a new phase in the pandemic in which we start the 'fight back' against COVID-19” says Professor Clive Landis, Immunologist and Chairman of The University of the West Indies COVID-19 Task ...
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Armstrong Agencies Donates to National Initiative Operative Seek and Save

A member of the corporate community has made a significant donation to Operation Seek and Save, a national initiative aimed at getting a handle on Covid-19 and dengue fever cases. This week, Armstrong Agencies donated 60 cases of Claytons Kola Kick energy drink, 10 cases of iCool water and four boxes of Alcolado Glacial. The items would be used to assist the 360 student volunteers from the U...
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Operation Seek and Save gets Underway

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. An ambitious national survey to gather health-related data across Barbados got underway yesterday, as one of the Government of Barbados’ latest initiatives to halt the spread of Covid-19. The field operation involves hundreds of university students along with Barbados Defence Force, public transport and...
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Jamaican Professors Establish US$100,000 Scholarship Fund

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Friday, January 22, 2021. — The University of the West Indies’ 2020 Global Giving Campaign continues to receive generous contributions of alumni, donors and corporate partners regionally and internationally. Although the campaign was officially targeted as a month-long drive last August, in the latest act of kindness, UWI alumna, Professor P...
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