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Open Letter September 2012

Open Letter September 2012

Mrs. Veronica Simon called on the new Ambassador for Taiwan, His Excellency, Mr. James Chang, to convey the best wishes of the UWI community during his diplomatic assignment to Saint Lucia.

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Five to Receive VC Award for Excellence at 2012 Ceremony

Five to Receive VC Award for Excellence at 2012 Ceremony

Five members of the academic staff at the Cave Hill, Mona and St. Augustine Campuses of UWI will receive the prestigious 2011/12 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. This year’s Ceremony will be held at the Mona Campus on Monday, October 29 at 6 pm at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre.
 
The awardee at Mona is Professor Mark

The UWI Mona Campus Re-Opens Friday, October 26

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Normal operations will resume at The University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus in Kingston, as well as the Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Members of staff are asked to report to work at the usual time. Classes will also be held as scheduled. Staff and students are expected to assess their personal risk before

UWI and UNFPA launches Caribbean History Textbooks: a Gender Review

UWI and UNFPA launches Caribbean History Textbooks: a Gender Review

A recent Gender Review of several Caribbean History textbooks currently used in the CSEC / CXC Caribbean History syllabus has identified some disturbing trends that could weaken the struggle for gender equality and empowerment of women.
 
The Review was conducted by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Regional Coordinating Unit

UWI Jamaica Language Unit Stage Creole Concert

UWI Jamaica Language Unit Stage Creole Concert

The Jamaican Language Unit at UWI, Mona in collaboration with Kurfew Productions and the Senior Common Room (SCR) at the UWI, Mona will stage a concert celebrating the Jamaican Language on International Creole Day featuring One Third, Bryan Art, Infiniti and other special guest artistes. The Concert is set for Friday, October 26 at 7 pm at the SCR.

UWI Alumna Elected to Lead PAHO

UWI Alumna Elected to Lead PAHO

A Caribbean national has been elected as the new Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr. Carissa Etienne, a native of Dominica, was elected on September 19th, 2012, by PAHO member states to lead the world’s oldest and foremost public health organisation.
 
A graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Etienne will

The Launch of October Afternoon

The Launch of October Afternoon

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Department of Literatures in English will host the launch of October Afternoon, a collection of poetry by UWI, Mona lecturer, Dr. Paulette Ramsay. The Book Launch is slated for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Undercroft, UWI, Mona Campus.
 
October Afternoon is the second volume of poetry to

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