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Vol 6 No 2 : May 29, 2016


A technician analyses cannabis at The UWI-CARITOX lab.


UWI Cannabis Research Reaping Results

PROFESSOR WAYNE MCLAUGHLIN, co-chairman of The UWI Medicinal Cannabis Research Group and one of the researchers in cannabis at The UWI, Mona, says genetic research into the plant grown in Jamaica has...more

An architect’s impression of the Net Zero Energy Building being constructed at The UWI, Mona.


UWI Net Zero Energy Building project will save Jamaica millions – Minister Wheatley

A PIONEERING PROJECT TO construct a prototype of the Caribbean’s first Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) at The UWI will save the country and the region millions if the technology is adopted in the...more

Katherine Wynter is The UWI Sportswoman of the Year


Sport Faculty coming to UWI

THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies (UWI) is planning to establish a Faculty of Sport, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced. He was speaking on April 27 at the inaugural UWI...more

Chemistry students from The UWI, Mona stand tall after winning the 2016 American Chemical Society, Food and Agricultural Division’s Communicating Chemistry: Caribbean Cuisine competition in the United States. They are from left Shorna Smith, Nadine Whyte, Mario Christie and Rajeve Brooks.


Chemistry team wins international cuisine competition

A FOUR-STUDENT TEAM from the Department of Chemistry, The UWI, Mona, beat 11 other international teams in March to win the American Chemical Society Food and Agricultural Division’s Communicating...more

An indica dominant strain with high CBD and low THC


Pain control, diabetes, hypertension high on list for medicinal cannabis research

THE UWI MEDICINAL Cannabis Research Group is currently studying the possibilities of using the marijuana plant to discover and develop medicinal products to control pain, high blood pressure and...more


UWI FC in action on home turf.


UWI FC reflects on memorable Premier League debut

The University of the West Indies Football Club historically qualified for the Red Stripe Premier League back in June 2015, when they played for a 2-2 draw with Savannah Sports Club. Though they had...more


Bartley… I did an entrepreneur course at The UWI, Mona Samples of Bartley’s work Bartley at work (Photos Contributed)


UWI grad carves a place in manufacturing world

BORN IN THE cool hills of Mandeville Manchester, 27-year-old UWI graduate Lacey-Ann Bartley never envisioned that one day she would be the key to unlocking endless modern manufacturing products from...more

I searched for a programme that would help to boost my career path and discovered The UWI Mentorship Programme.


Social Sciences student volunteering for change

AT FIRST GLANCE, Tamieka Morris appears to be an unassuming young woman who quietly goes about her daily student life. However, speak to her only once and you will recognise in an instant her passion...more



Tourism: Killing the golden goose

Dear editor, International tourism is perhaps the single largest engine for sustained economic growth. This is not surprising. As economic conditions improve worldwide, more people are finding...more

Dear editor, International tourism is perhaps the single largest engine for sustained economic growth. This is not surprising. As economic conditions improve worldwide, more people are finding...more


Power talks Kelly Tomblin (right), President and CEO, Jamaica Public Service Company, has the undivided attention of (from left): Geordie Colville, Senior Programme Manager, Energy, Climate and Technology Branch, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Kenya; Professor Anthony Clayton (left), Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), The UWI, Mona; Professor Tara Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The UWI, Mona, and Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, former Governor General and former Principal, The UWI, Mona. The occasion was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) at The UWI, Mona on May 10.

Scenes from Grades 11 and 12 Students and Parents Information Session

Scenes from Grades 11 and 12 Students and Parents Information Session

First Family Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson presents a gift basket to members of the Jackson family who were the first to arrive at The UWI, Mona’s recent Information Session for Grades 11 and 12 students and parents. The session was held on May 12 at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching and Research Complex. Smiling (from left) are Jessica Jackson, a student of Wolmer’s Girls' School, and her parents George and Eloise Jackson.

Prince Ermias Selassie visits Mona Campus Deputy Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa (right) greets His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie, during his visit to the Campus in April. He was on a nine-day visit to Jamaica to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the State Visit of his grandfather.

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