University of the West Indies (UWI)

  • Photo of The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

    The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

    Once again, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is launching a Task Force to assist with the mobilisation of the region’s public health providers to deal with an incoming virus. Four years ago, the Zika virus triggered the response; today it is COVID-19. Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and former Director of the George Alleyne…

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  • Photo of The UWI Activates Coronavirus Response Plan

    The UWI Activates Coronavirus Response Plan

    Today, The UWI will host a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum which will offer informed analysis and perspectives. The  programme will include remarks from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and feature UWI health experts along with Dr Joy St. John, CARPHA’s Executive Director.It begins at 1:00 pm (Jamaica)/2:00 pm (Eastern Caribbean) at The UWI Regional Headquarters, and will be carried live on UWItv’s…

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  • Govts paying up – UWI

    (Barbados Today) 12 October, 2018 – A CARICOM leader’s “shuttle diplomacy” appears to be prompting governments to clear arrears in contributions to the University of the West Indies (UWI) as the Vice Chancellor reports progress in recouping millions of dollars. Sir Hilary Beckles revealed this morning during a news conference at the Cave Hill Campus that the CARICOM leaders’ selection of Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world

    New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world

    (The UWI Press Release), September 27, 2018—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that The UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in world…

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Robert Bermudez confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. The appointment came after members of the University Council accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Chancellor at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The UWI Cave Hill Campus…

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  • Shine bright

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – The diversity of the student body across the campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reflects that of the Caribbean population itself. Therefore, notwithstanding the growing segment of students coming from outside of the region, Caribbean students alone provide the multicultural mixture that many universities around the world try to emulate. The reason for…

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  • Health authority chairman: UWI statement confusing

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Express -The statement issued by The University of the West Indies (UWI) in defence of the doctor and consultant was confusing, says chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dr Shehenaz Mohammed. “I’m surprised that they can draw a conclusion without any discussions with us and I’m even more surprised that anyone…

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  • Distinguished Lecture By AMBASSADOR IRWIN LaROCQUE SECRETARY-GENERAL Caribbean Community On the status of the Regional Integration Process and Vision for the Future of CARICOM   Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 3 October 2013

    I am honoured to be here with you this afternoon at the invitation of Professor Sankat to deliver this lecture and begin the series of Distinguished Lectures on our integration movement.  It is a discourse that is much needed and if my understanding is correct, I look forward to hearing from some of the Region’s iconic figures on this theme.…

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  • Caribbean academic wants greater role tertiary education in ACP economic growth

    BRUSSELS, CMC – Prominent academic and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor E. Nigel Harris has stressed the role of tertiary education as an engine for economic growth in developing countries, while calling for deeper collaboration across African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions in the process. In an interview to launch the ACP Secretariat’s “One-on-One” YouTube series,…

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