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Cataloguing Rex’s Collection

By Lashawndla Bailey-Miller

The UWI on Jamaica’s Independence: What has Changed?

By Adrian Reid

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A Reflection on Hall Life at the UWI, Mona

By Adrian Reid

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Athol Island Quarantine Station in the Bahamas

by Kelly Delancy-Fowler

Separating the ill and potentially contagious individuals from the wider population to prevent disease spread is a centuries old practice. The word “quarantine” denotes this separation and restricted movement of individuals exposed to a communicable disease to observe whether symptoms develop. Though formal practice of quarantine dates to 14th century Venice, the earliest known quarantine facilities were leper hospitals converted to lazarettos during the 15th century.

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