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EDUCATION

UWI Mona Chalk Up Net Loss Of $1.53 Billion For 2019/2020 Academic Year

The University of the West Indies, Mona campus has reported a net loss of $1.53 billion during the academic year 2019/2020. That’s $115 million less than the previous year. In its audited financial statement, the UWI cited funding challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in a decline in enrollment and operations at the university. The UWI is looking […]

EDUCATION

UWI Team Tops International Debate Competition

A two-member team from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus — second-year law student Kymari Young, and second-year economics and statistics student Sebastian Lawrence —has walked away with the top prize in the recently completed novice final of the Huber Debate Invitationals. The annual tournament, which was hosted virtually by the United States-based University of Vermont in […]

Jamaica

Jamaican Gets Overseas Supreme Court Appointment

A Jamaican has been appointed a judge in Florida’s Supreme Court. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Renatha Francis, who is currently a judge for the Florida 15th Circuit Court. The governor said Ms. Francis is the first person from the Caribbean to be appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court. Francis received a Bachelor of Science from the University […]

EDUCATION

UWI Suspends Classes

Following reports of two imported cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, several schools including the University of the West Indies (UWI) have taken the decision to suspend classes. The Minister with oversight for Education, Youth and Information, made the announcement in the House of Representatives on March 12. The university, in an advisory, said a decision has been made […]

EDUCATION

The UWI Climbs To Top 4% — A Surge In Reputation Recognition

At a media conference hosted at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill Campus recently, Vice-Chancellor, of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles announced that the regional University had climbed the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, following its debut last year. The UWI appears in the World University Rankings 2020 which includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 […]

Jamaica

UWI Signs £20 Million In Repatriation Deal

According to a press release, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have signed the first-ever agreement for slavery reparations since British Emancipation in 1838. The £20 million (US$ 24,135,640) agreement was signed at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica recently by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr. David Duncan, University of […]

EDUCATION

The Pelican Set To Perch In Antigua And Barbuda

According to press reports, talks have been held between the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles and the government of Antigua and Barbuda with the view of the opening of the UWI campus on the island. The report noted the campus should be opened in September with at least 1,000 students. A release noted […]

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Barbados Government Set UWI Students Free From Tuition Fees

Barbadian undergraduate students at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will no longer be trapped or financially handicapped as the government has decided to step up to the plate to offset tuition fees for students at the institution. This new move by the Mia Mottley-led government is a promise kept for the reversal a […]

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UWI Students To Complete Software Engineering Studies In China

Twenty-five students from the BSc Software Engineering at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona campus, will depart for Suzhou, China later this year to complete their engineering studies.   The students, along with their parents, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Senator the Hon Ruel Reid earlier this month to discuss the […]

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UWI Establishes Center For Reparation Research

Photo credit: JIS The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, recently officially launched a Center for Reparation Research at the campus. The center will support the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) reparatory justice movement, building awareness and conducting research that will advance the claim to Europeans for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement, deceptive indenture, colonialism, and its legacies. Establishment of […]