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Digital Mass Media Team Wins At The 2020 Vincent Hosang UWI Venture Competition Finals

Left to Right: Wayne Sutherland (Director, JMMB Group), Professor Jennifer Bailey, (Assistant Professor Babson College) , Stuart Payne and Cereta McDougall, 3RD Place Winners, Kristen Gyles, 1st Place Winner, Nkrumah Fong, 2nd Place Winner and Douglas Lindo, (Chairman, Vincent HoSang Entrepreneurship Programme).


UWI Science: Rehabilitating Coastal Ecosystems as a way to Climate Resilience

In a TEDxWorthington talk, Professor Mona Webber makes it clear that that rehabilitating coastal ecosystems is one way of building climate resilience for countries like Jamaica. She shares how innovative UWI research on replanting, restoring and protecting mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs is helping to achieve this.

UWI Science: Building Better can Save the World!

Professor Anthony Clayton from the Institute for Sustainable Development, The UWI.


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UWI using science to tackle the challenge of Sargassum

Caribbean islands have seen their coastlines blanketed with Sargassum seaweed, every year since 2011. The phenomenon has posed significant challenges for the fishing and tourism sectors. Countries attempt to remedy the problem by raking the Sargassum and disposing of it in landfills, especially before it decomposes. However, this is a very expensive venture, estimated to cost some US$210 million in 2018.


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