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Sports


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 invitational meet at Excelsior High school. He erased Jason morgan’s national record of 68.19


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Sports


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 Charity Game featured local and international football players from DaCosta Cup, Manning Cup, Red


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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 February 12 to 17, kicked off on Sunday with the annual Commemoration Service at The University Chapel,


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Opinion


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 across the island. The Secret Gardens Monument was established by the Kingston and St Andrew


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News


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 (JSIF) to implement a Seismic Resilience Project for Jamaica. The project commenced last December and


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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 establishment of Laconic Cultural Work and Travel Limited, a business which today employs a total of 11 people,


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‘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 the outcome of her PhD dissertation titled, “Everything in di Dark Muss Come to Light: A


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March 18, 2017

Main


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 sheer tenacity, Wallen-Bryan has produced a technological device called PowerPree which allows


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Feature


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 Tanya Kerr, Lecturer in Physics at Mona, the group was launched in October 2016. Its members have been


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Feature


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 healthy meals, as well as little financial resources to purchase wholesome ingredients or subscribe to


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Feature


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 generating growth opportunities in order to facilitate positive change in Jamaica and the region.


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Feature


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 Gifts: A Voice from the Past, A Vision for the Future, explores the less well-known gifts contributed


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A-listers


Students enjoying The UWI, Mona 2017 Homecoming celebration

Students enjoying The UWI, Mona 2017 Homecoming


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Scenes from Research Days 2017

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,


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