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UWI Press Books named among finalists for 2019 International Book Awards

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that three of its books were named finalists in the 2019 International Book Awards (IBA). American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of the awards earlier this month. More than 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories for titles published from 2017 to 2019. The UWI Press finalists includ...
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Dr Sterling Frost appointed among The UWI’s new Professors of Practice

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently appointed Dr Sterling Frost, a senior career banker and the Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens as Professor of Practice in Management Studies, attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences at The UWI St. Augustine Campus. UWI alumnus, Dr Sterling Frost is a Senior International Management Executive with three decades of G...
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CHILL Magazine Edition 22

At age 16, Zubin Deyal came to Cave Hill from Antigua and Barbuda with two intentions: study physics and play cricket. But a registration error and too little time to fix it locked him into the Faculty of Social Sciences – and changed the trajectory of his life. Today,he is preparing to enter Oxford as a 2019 Rhodes Scholar. You may read more about Zubin’s story in the March 2019 in...
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Sagicor Financial’s Dodridge Miller to serve as Professor of Practice at The UWI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Dodridge Miller, President and CEO, Sagicor Financial as a practicing subject matter expert to be awarded the Professor of Practice title at the regional university. Granted on the basis of professional competence, distinguished practice and service contributions, his position has been approved by th...
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee thanks Sir Hilary at US Capitol for leadership in the Caribbean

On Wednesday, June 19, Sheila Jackson Lee, American Politician and Democratic Congresswoman for the US State of Texas, wasted no time at the beginning of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in paying tribute to the Caribbean for its contribution.As leader of the process which brought the Reparations Bill to the floor of the Judiciary Committee...
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The UWI partners with IDB in Sub-Regional Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation

According to Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, “the Caribbean was a principal globalvictim of the first and second industrial revolutions, which were built upon slavery and colonialism.Though still recuperating from some of their negative economic and social effects, the Caribbean experienced some recovery during the third indust...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Donates to Campus

The CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has continued to demonstrate its support for academic and other initiatives at The UWI Cave Hill. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the bank donated routers and hubs for computer networking to the Faculty of Science and Technology, as part of a drive to repurpose equipment which was no longer needed by the bank owing to its technical upgrades. The presenta...
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Sir Hilary goes to Congress

US Congresswoman, Democratic Representative of Texas, Sheila Jackson Lee, has extended an invitation to Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, to participate in the decades’ long anticipated, historic sitting of Congress on Reparations. On Wednesday, June 19, the House Judiciary Sub...
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Cave Hill signs MoU with Hyuna International Ltd.

Digital multimedia company Hyuna International Limited and The UWI Cave Hill campus have formalised their ongoing relationship, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on June 4, 2019. The signing occurred at the Cave Hill Campus, and was witnessed by senior officials from both entities. Under the agreement, Hyuna International will provide coaching, career and social development op...
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Cave Hill Retains Institutional Accreditation

Having met the latest assessment of tertiary education industry standards, Cave Hill Campus has secured the maximum seven years of institutional accreditation. It successfully completed a rigorous round of evaluation by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), the national body which awards such validation. The Campus, which received its first institutional accreditation from the BAC in 2013,...
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20th SALISES conference a success

The 20th annual SALISES conference was held from May 7 to 10 at the Hilton Barbados, and was held under the theme, Rethinking Caribbean Futures: New Paradigms, Possibilities and Policies. The event brought together a wide cross-section of scholars, activists and development practitioners who discussed innovative and sustainable approaches to regional development. Dr Gervan Fearon, President and...
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Cave Hill Breaks Ground on New Dorm

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has broken ground for the construction of a new hall of residence. The official ceremony was held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the proposed site, which is located on the grounds of the Keith Hunte Hall, Paradise Park, St Michael. It was attended by former and current members of senior administration of the campus, as well as representatives fro...
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Caribbean feminist activism 'in good hands'

Caribbean feminist activism is in good hands. According to feminist scholar and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau, local and regional activists are harnessing the power of social media to shake “the status quo” and “drag women’s activism fully into the 21st century.” She made the c...
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Anti-corruption course this summer

Corruption has become an increasingly topical issue for the developing world over the past two decades. While countries have attempted to enact anti-corruption legislation and agencies have been established to combat the scourge, the problem still persists. Although the real extent of corruption in the Caribbean is unknown, its citizens perceive that it is endemic, leading to what Transparency...
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The Campus adds Accessible Transportation to Fleet

A new wheelchair accessible van has been added to the fleet of vehicles at the Cave Hill Campus, thanks to a generous donation from the Maria Holder Memorial Trust. The vehicle was officially handed over to campus at a ceremony held on April 24, 2019, outside the Office of Student Services. The new acquision also marks another step in a series of efforts the Cave Hill campus is making to becom...
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