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Below are scenes from Sports Day 2017 Photos by Shorna Thompson

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Athletic prowess on parade

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UWI FC, Portmore United showdown next Sunday

First-time Red Stripe Premier League semi-finalists, University of the West Indies (UWI) FC, will face Portmore United next Sunday in deciding second-leg action at The UWI Mona Bowl. On May 7, UWI FC came from behind to defeat Portmore United 2-1 in the first-leg semi-final match-up at the Wembley


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Opinion


Potholes pose danger for drivers

Dear Editor, I would like to use this forum to highlight the miserable condition of a section of Sylvan Avenue, and appeal to the relevant council or agency responsible for road repairs to add it to their schedule. The road surface has steadily deteriorated over several months, giving way to


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UWI honours PM Holness

WHEN PRIME Minister Andrew Holness came home to The UWI, Mona Campus on May 3, he ‘hung out’ at Chancellor hall, engaged students on a range of national issues, and received updates on the latest developments in marijuana research, sports medicine and dentistry, among other things. Earlier,


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The UWI partners with UJ to establish Institute for Global Africa Affairs

THE UWI has expanded its global reach with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of an Institute for Global Africa Affairs in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The institute will focus on research and policy development and assist with


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New approach to research to yield improved results

RESEARCHERS IN the Caribbean are being encouraged to adopt a new approach to the investigation of facts in order to arrive at more accurate conclusions. This was the main message from the Second Mixed Methods International Research Conference which was held recently at the Iberostar Rose Hall


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May 21, 2017

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UWI study shows that high proportion of patients who attend hypertension clinics also have high cholesterol

RESEARCH DONE by Dr Michelle Harris, from the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, The UWI, Mona, shows that a high proportion of patients attending local primary care clinics have high levels of cholesterol which can lead to the development of heart disease. Harris conducted research at


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Feature


Effects of Wireless Devices on Human Health

DR LOUIS-RAY Harris, lecturer in the Department of Physics, UWI, Mona, has been conducting investigations on the effects of wireless devices on human health.

Dr Harris explains a point using a computer-generated model that shows the


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Feature


Dr ‘Breadman’ in the house

TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD medical student Ejay Charles is good with his hands. This is not surprising since he started honing his skills long before he was tall enough to stand at a table. “From a tender age I learnt to bake, fry and roast bread,” he told UWIMONA Now. In Trinidad and


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Student opens lash fusion business

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Lash-ing by appointment only

TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD Khadije Swaby believes in charting smart career paths for her future. And so, the 2nd year political science major, who hopes to enter the world of law, did not bat an eyelid last November when she decided to pursue her passion for something more contemporary – lash fusion.


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Feature


Julan Johnson mastered social media marketing to grow small business

THE USE OF the Internet has become commonplace in today’s fast-paced society. Almost every person you meet is connected to others across the globe via a smartphone, tablet or computer – with social media being second nature. For 19-year-old UWI student Julan Johnson the Internet is more than


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UWI Co-curricular activity sparks ‘delightful’ entrepreneurial venture

GROWING UP in the second city of Montego Bay, St James, Keno Thomas greatly enjoyed his high school and college life. A member of the quiz team while at the William Knibb High School, he also loved sports and was actively involved in football and track and field. Later, when he went to the Montego


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Feature


Economics turns student into marketing, entrepreneurship pro

TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD Kristofferson Nunes started his brand representation career the moment he began his UWI journey in 2014, representing a number of top brands in the local private sector as a student brand ambassador. Nunes soon discovered that the world of brand representation offered an


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Mears Media driving new marketing strategies Exploring Mona’s growing community of entrepreneurs

Earlier this month, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green announced that come September, grade nine students would be required to study entrepreneurship as part of the high school curriculum. Green noted that exposure to real-life business experiences would allow high school


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