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  • Photo of CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC students will be sitting their examinations in July this year. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Education on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Education, Hon. Michael Browne, was attended by Ministers of Education, senior Ministry…

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  • Photo of Clive Landis | Agility and alignment: UWI research and innovation deployed in response to COVID-19

    Clive Landis | Agility and alignment: UWI research and innovation deployed in response to COVID-19

    In answering the question on vaccine development posed by the editorial, it is important to understand that today’s recombinant vaccine technology requires constant investment by the State to build capacity in molecular technology, genetics and artificial intelligence, as well as private sector investment to build out the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. The countries leading the race to generate a vaccine…

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  • Photo of The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force
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    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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  • Photo of UWI launches Faculty of Sport

    UWI launches Faculty of Sport

    “If there's one industry that we can develop right now to diversify our economies and make our economies competitive, it is to build a sporting industry in our region.” The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles made the statement at the official launch of The University's Faculty of Sport on Wednesday at The UWI…

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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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  • Further UG, UWI collaboration – students to mix programmes between two institutions

    University of Guyana (UG) students will benefit from a mixed programme through collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI). Vice Chancellor of UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said UWI is already collaborating with UG on programmes in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, medicine and law among others, but there needs to be full mobility where students can mix their programmes…

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  • Photo of UWI Regional Task Force on Zika tracks rare neurological disorder

    UWI Regional Task Force on Zika tracks rare neurological disorder

    The Caribbean has moved one step closer to uncovering the link between the Zika virus disease and a rare neurological illness.   Once an obscure pathogen, the mosquito-borne Zika virus quickly spread to more than 40 countries in the Americas after an outbreak in northeast Brazil in early 2015. The outbreak could pose an economic burden of $3.5 billion on…

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  • Photo of Dr. Rowley Inducted into PM’s Park of Honour at UWI

    Dr. Rowley Inducted into PM’s Park of Honour at UWI

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, was inducted on Wednesday July 20, into the Prime Minister’s Park of Honour located at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. The park is used to honour UWI graduates who have been or are serving as Heads of Government.  The addition of Dr. Rowley’s…

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