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Sports


Yerodin Richards has two great loves: skateboarding and computer science

SKATEBOARDING IS A sport not often mentioned in Jamaica, and when it is, it is usually in the context of a pastime rather than a serious undertaking. Twenty-year-old Yerodin Richards wants to change this perception. He hopes to use his knowledge and love for skateboarding to contribute to a


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Opinion


Happy Independence Day!

As Jamaica celebrates 55 years of independence this year there is a lot to be thankful for. Independence is a time for us to reflect on our past accomplishments and refocus our collective efforts on where we want to go. As a small nation of fewer than three million people we should be proud


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News


Mona produces 4 Fulbright Scholars

FOUR GRADUATES FROM The UWI, Mona were recently awarded Fulbright graduate scholarships which they will be taking up later this year. They are Daren Watson and Jhordanne Jones, who received Fulbright Graduate Student scholarships, and Joni Hall and Jermaine Young, who received Fulbright LASPAU


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News


The UWI, Mona inks LNG deal with New Fortress Energy

THE UWI, MONA Campus will immediately upgrade its existing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant to reduce its energy costs by approximately J$52 million annually and improve its environmental footprint with a 16% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This upgrade is being facilitated by an


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News


Dr Mansingh to head The UWI’s new Faculty of Sport

DR AKSHAI MANSINGH has been appointed Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies. Mansingh was selected following a search for candidates which concluded last month. His appointment is effective from August 1, 2017. He is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports


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July 31, 2017

Main


Researchers using smart technology to assist yam farmers

SUNY team visits The UWI’s Biotechnology Centre, meets local yam farmers

THE UWI, Mona and the State University of New York (SUNY) – Binghamton have been collaborating to identify the different forms of pathogens that exist in yams in Jamaica. The hope is that the team will be able to revolutionise yam production through the development of low-cost biosensors and


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Feature


A book a day…

Noted historian gives hundreds of books to his alma mater

FRANKLIN W KNIGHT, emeritus professor at Johns Hopkins University, has no reservations about supporting his alma mater, The UWI, Mona. Knight who graduated from The UWI, Mona in 1964 with a degree in History, has continued to give back to the institution in various ways over the years. In May,


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Feature


Mona School of Engineering launches Preliminary Engineering Programme

COME SEPTEMBER 2017, the Mona School of Engineering will roll out its Preliminary Engineering Programme. This programme forms part of the school’s vision to expand its offerings to a wider cross section of individuals in order to meet the future needs of the Jamaican and Caribbean


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Feature


UWI researchers helping to transform Jamaica’s sporting industry

BY THE TIME the final leg of a two-day symposium titled, “Athletics Meets Science: Jamaica’s Pursuit of Greatness” ends later today in London, the team of presenters from The UWI, Mona would have set the record straight on the direction Jamaica’s sporting industry ought to be headed.


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Feature


UWI yam research poised to boost bioeconomic growth

FOR PROFESSOR HELEN Asemota, Executive Director of the Biotechnology Centre, The UWI, Mona, and Leader of The UWI Yam Biotechnology Research Group, the Jamaican yam is serious business. Asemota, who has led the UWI Yam Biotechnology Research Group since the early 1990s, has been conducting


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Feature


UWI student athlete Fedrick Dacres continues to shine

A SELF-PROCLAIMED SKILLED footballer in his early days at Calabar High School, Fedrick Dacres decided to give up the sport as he saw no future in it. He then went on to dabble in badminton and running, but soon concluded that sports could not be his calling. Fast-forward just a few short


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Cartoon



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A-listers


Vamos a Cuba 
 Professor Paulette Ramsay (2nd right), Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The UWI, Mona Campus shares lens time with a group of students before they jetted off to Cuba on a Spanish Language Immersion trip from June 2 to 16. They were accompanied by


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A-listers


Prof Leo-Rhynie gets Chancellor’s Medal Sir George Alleyne (right), presents the Chancellor’s Medal to Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Professor Emerita of The UWI at a ceremony at The UWI Regional Headquarters on June 23, 2017.  The Chancellor’s Medal is a special award of distinction made by The UWI


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A-listers


Renewed focus on Engineering Dr Andrew Wheatley, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, calls attention to the new sign at the rebranded Science and Engineering Branch Library (SEBL). Earlier, Wheatley and UWI, Mona Deputy Principal Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa, unveiled the sign at the


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