This too Shall Pass: Memories of the Barbados Cholera Epidemic of 1854

By Dario Forte
20, 727 Barbadians died during the cholera epidemic which ravaged the island between May and November 1854. Of this number, St. Michael and Bridgetown accounted for 9,127 of the lives lost.


The cholera epidemic in Puerto Rico and COVID-19

by Daniel Mora-Ortiz
Cholera, a disease caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, produces a serious intestinal infection, which causes severe dehydration that can cost a person their life. Damage can range from several days to as little as a few hours. This post provides a snapshot of the cholera epidemic that ravaged Puerto Rico from 1855 to 1856.


Covid – 19 Sensitization Videos

The University of the West Indies Mona Campus has produced a series of sensitization videos for the community.
1.      Basic information about Covid-19: https://youtu.be/8yzrZN1zWtI
2.      Preventative Measures


Views from UWI Carnival in the 1960s


U(C)WI Carnival is of significant cultural and historic value to the University community and the Jamaican society. Simone Augier highlights how UWI Carnival has changed over time in the video above.
We invite you to view these 1960s images from the UWI Museum George ‘Gemmie’ Morris Collection and share your thoughts and memories. The costumes below are amazing and certainly engage a wide variety of cultures.

Your thoughts?



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