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Our Neighbour’s Keeper The UWI response to the Caribbean disaster

During the past monththe Caribbean has been pummelled by two catastrophic category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria. The aftermath of these hurricanes has been the loss of lives and significant damage to infrastructure across several Caribbean islands. The University of the West Indies (The UWI), has been working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as well as He...
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Cave Hill Hurricane Relief Initiative

The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill has removed any financial restrictions on students from Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition, the university is mobilising financial and other support to meet the students’ needs. Deputy Principal Clive Landis led a delegation of senior campus officials which met with the students on Friday to be apprised ...
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The UWI and CDEMA to Establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York

The Caribbean Centre For Disaster And Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have agreed to leverage The UWI’s North American networks, in order to mobilise resources in North America for disaster relief and construction within the Caribbean. In light of th...
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Irma-Maria: A Reparations Requiem for Caribbean Poverty

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles issues the following statement on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria: “Hurricane Irma's fury preceded Maria's by a deadly Caribbean second. Together they constitute the familiar sound of death and destruction reminiscent of a colonial past that clings to the present and is determined to...
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Portia Simpson Miller received Honorary Degree from The UWI

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will hold a special convocation to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) on the Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller, ON, former Prime Minister of Jamaica. The ceremony will take place at the Assembly Hall, The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica. The University is conferring this LLD in recognition of...
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Six UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence to be given at October Ceremony

Six awards will be presented at The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence 2016/2017. A University tradition for more than 20 years, these awards recognise excellence in Teaching, Administration and Research Accomplishments, Service to the University Community, Contributions to Public Service, and All-round Excellence in a combination of two or more of these core areas and a departme...
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Installation ceremony to be held for new UWI Chancellor, Robert Bermudez

On Saturday 16 September, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will install Robert Bermudez as its sixth Chancellor. The installation ceremony takes place at The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning at 6.00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time)/ 5.00 p.m. (Jamaica Time). The Chancellor is the highest office-holder in The UWI system, exercising powers and re...
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The UWI stands ready to provide assistance for Caribbean territories following Hurricane Irma

As The University of the West Indies (The UWI) community continues to follow the tragic stories of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and impending Hurricane Jose, it is saddened and stands ready to assist recovery efforts. Reports on the impact of the category 5 Hurricane Irma include loss of lives, of severe flooding, damage to homes and other infrastructure as well as major disruptions to elect...
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The UWI hosts forum on the neighbouring crisis in Venezuela

On Tuesday 12 September, 2017, the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus will bring together regional, international relations experts, diplomats and academics for a public forum on the multi-level crisis in Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago’s South American neighbour. The event, which is free and open to the general public, tak...
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The UWI to host Inaugural Eastern Caribbean Lecture in Saint Lucia

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with The UWI Open Campus will host the Inaugural Eastern Caribbean Public Lecture in Saint Lucia on 14 September, 2017. Titled “Invented Nations and Imagined Communities: 50 Years of Self Government in the OECS”, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Lennox Honychurch, d...
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Cave Hill Seeking to Export Medical Programme

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, is partnering with a leading United States university to deliver cutting edge academic programmes that will significantly increase Cave Hill’s attractiveness to international students, particularly US students seeking to pursue medical studies. Representatives from The UWI Cave Hill and the University of Miami held wide ranging discuss...
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New Director appointed to The UWI’s Institute for Gender and Development Studies

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Opal Palmer Adisa as the new University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS). Dr Adisa’s appointment takes effect from August 9, 2017, succeeding Professor Verene Shepherd who held the post since 2010. Professor Adisa is an internationally recognised writer, ed...
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The UWI to confer 12 honorary degrees at 2017 graduation ceremonies

The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies. The UWI awards honorary degrees to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavour, as well as to persons who have made outstanding regional or international contributions. The 2017 graduation ceremonies will see new Chancellor, Robert Bermudez presiding...
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Appointment of New CEO Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management with effect from October 9, 2017. Mr. De Souza comes to the position with a wealth of business knowledge and experience from a career which spans 40 years in the financial and banking sector. He...
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Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite opens CARIFESTA Symposium book launch series

New book by distinguished Barbadian poet/scholar at UWI Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite will be launched at the Walcott Warner Theatre,UWI, Cave Hill, on Saturday, August 19, at 9 A.M., according to the CARIFESTA Symposium. The celebrated Barbadian poet is 87 and “Liviticus opens the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium book launch series,” said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (...
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