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Vol 7 No 1 : March 18, 2017


Members of the Team: Yekini Wallen-Bryan ( left) Trevaun Miller and Ashle Henriques holding up the PowerPree banner at the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Innovation Expo held last November.


UWI, Mona churns out next generation of entrepreneurs

Everyone dreams. But not everyone has the tenacity to turn dreams into reality. Yekini Wallen-Bryan, chief executive officer and managing director of Preelabs Ltd seems to have what it takes. Through...more

MITCHELL… the aim of the Seismic Resilience Project is to put Jamaica in the safest position


Earthquake Unit acquires funds to implement seismic resilience project for Jamaica

THE EARTHQUAKE UNIT, in the Department of Geography and Geology, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has acquired funds from the World Bank through The Jamaica Social Investment Fund...more

NEW GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS: Laika Blake, left, owner of Laconic Cultural Work and Travel Limited and current law student, and Sheavon Sally, general manager and current information technology student, have their sights set high. Photo by Cassandra Brenton


Young entrepreneur has winning business solutions for empowering peers

Twenty-three-year-old UWI student, Laika Blake, discovered a unique way of helping his fellow students while also being able to reap financial benefits. An idea sparked in 2011 led to the...more

STEWART… the 2014 cohort of students are now the leading students at Jonathan Grant High School


‘Teach, Learn, Love Jamaica’

UWI, Mona making a difference in Jamaican high schools

DR SARAN STEWART from the School of Education at The UWI, Mona has formulated a plan to implement best practices gleaned from extra lessons into mainstream schooling across the island. This was...more


Fedrick Dacres


Dacres breaks national discus record twice

on January 21, fedrick dacres, uWi, mona athlete and Jamaica’s former World youth and World Junior discus champion set a new national discus record with a 68.67 metres throw at the Big shot...more


A gift for UWI

The Football for the World Organisation (USA Branch) donated two goal nets to The UWI Sports Department at the Game of Life Charity Game held at The UWI Mona Bowl on January 6. The Game of Life...more


Athletes join UWI, Mona’s Grand Homecoming Parade

These UWI, Mona athletes get ready to participate in the Grand Homecoming Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony on February 16 at the Mona Campus. The Homecoming celebrations, which were held from...more


KERR… we wanted to ensure that our region played its part in terms of fire safety issues and policy development


Fire research group launched at The UWI

A multidisciplinary group, engaged in studying the science of fires, has been launched in the Physics Department at The UWI, Mona. Called the Mona Fire Research Group (MFRG), and headed by Dr...more

Members of the Get Fit Campaign team share lens time at the launch on February 20. From left: Kamara Daley, Jo-Beth Wood, Toni-Ann Paisley, Renae Scott, Tamoya Rose, and Odeanne Thomas. Photo by Jam Rock One.


Carimac students campaign to ‘Get Fit’

POOR HEALTH AND eating habits have become commonplace in the lives of students, especially at the tertiary level. University students generally complain of a lack of time to exercise and prepare...more

Professor Archibald McDonald (left), Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, The UWI, Mona Campus, and Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson (right), took a hands-on approach to Research Days 2017. Holding the microphone is Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, The UWI, Mona Research Days Steering Committee Chairperson. Photos by Aston Spaulding


UWI Research Days 2017 focus on driving national development

The 18th staging of the Annual UWI Research Days was held from February 1 to 3. This year’s theme, “Driving Development through Research and Innovation”, focused on the UWI’s continuous commitment to...more

Rodina Reid signs a copy of her book following the launch


Rodina Reid gives ‘Chapel Gifts’ at UWI, Mona Research Days 2017

FORMER SENIOR ASSISTANT Registrar and Secretary of the Chapel Management Committee (CMC), Mrs Rodina Reid, launched her first book at The UWI, Mona Research Days 2017. The book, entitled, Chapel...more


Photo by Tamika T Osbourne


Tougher laws needed to help protect children

Dear editor, I was so disheartened to hear on the news recently that The Government is planning to commission additional work on a 2008 monument for hundreds of children who had died tragically...more

Dear editor, I was so disheartened to hear on the news recently that The Government is planning to commission additional work on a 2008 monument for hundreds of children who had died tragically...more


Students enjoying The UWI, Mona 2017 Homecoming celebration

Scenes from Research Days 2017 SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: From left are: Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, Pro Vice-Chancellor and UWI, Mona Principal Professor Archibald McDonald, and Deputy Principal Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa. The occasion was the official opening ceremony for UWI Research Days which was held from February 1 to 3.

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