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UWIAA Florida “Adopt a Student” Campaign Continues

UWIAA Florida “Adopt a Student” Campaign Continues

Following the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies Adopt a Student for $1 a-day event on July 27, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida, UWIAA Florida will be extending the drive to at least December 31, 2012. This will give those who did not get a chance to participate on July 27, 2012 an

Lieutenant Governor of Florida lectures on The US elections, Florida and the Caribbean

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157631178068554/{/gallery} On Thursday 9th August, 2012, Jennifer Carroll, the Trinidadian born Lieutenant Governor of Florida, visited UWI’s St. Augustine Campus where she delivered a lecture on the topic, “The US elections, Florida and the Caribbean.” Following opening and welcome remarks by Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Behavioural Sciences, and Professor Rhoda Reddock, UWI St. Augustine Campus Deputy Principal, Lt. Gov Carroll began her lecture by speaking about her visit to Trinidad. This visit, she said, focused on building business relationships between Trinidad and Tobago and the US in order to help both countries. She said that the US was especially interested in T&T’s pepper, cocoa and urea industries. She spoke about T&T’s oil and gas industry advising that our supply can run out so we shouldn’t abuse our resources.

Lt. Gov. Carroll then moved onto describe the election process in the US, commending T&T’s citizens on their “voter integrity.” She cited the 60-70 per cent voter turnout during the country’s 2010 general elections. “I’m very impressed by that,” she said. However, T&T doesn’t accommodate for voting adequately since there is just one opportunity and one location for citizens to vote. In the US there are numerous opportunities to vote, she continued. For example, the elderly and disabled are facilitated by having people visit them at home and “you can even vote in your PJs.”

Lt. Gov. Carroll ended her lecture by encouraging the women of T&T to become involved in the country’s government and “be a part of the solution and the greatness that you know this country can be.”

UWI Open Campus Scores Well at the 2012 UWI Staff Games

At the recently-held UWI Staff Games at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados from August 11-17, the UWI Open Campus – first time participants as a full campus - had their biggest win on Thursday,

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Marcus Garvey’s Son Delivers Lecture at UWI,Mona

Marcus Garvey’s Son Delivers Lecture at UWI,Mona

Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of national hero, Marcus Garvey will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Relevance of Garveyism in Jamaica Today: Fifty Years After Political Independence.” The event is slated for Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 6 pm at the Council Room, UWI, Mona. The Lecture is a part of the 125th Garvey Anniversary (Earthday) celebrations i

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Inducted into UWI, Mona Honour Park

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Inducted into UWI, Mona Honour Park

Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago became the first female Head of State to be inducted into the UWI, Mona Park in Honour of Graduates who are or have been Heads of Government on August 7 during an official Induction Ceremony.
Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI, Mona, Professor Gordon Shirley, paid tribute

UWI, Mona, Hansle Parchment Medals in the 110M Hurdles Finals

UWI, Mona, Hansle Parchment Medals in the 110M Hurdles Finals

UWI, Mona, Hansle Parchment secured the bronze medal during the Finals of the men’s 110m hurdles clocking 13.12 seconds today, August 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm (JA time). The University community congratulates him on this significant accomplishment. 
Parchment is the first UWI, Mona student to have medaled at the Olympics Games and the first Jamaican to

Regional Climate Change Workshop

Regional Climate Change Workshop

The Climate Studies Group at Mona and the Cuban Institute of Meteorology present a Regional Training Workshop in Ensemble Climate Modelling. The Workshop takes place on August 20-29, 2012 each weekday from 9 am to 5 pm at the Department of Physics, UWI, Mona. The course will be led by Dr. Michael Taylor, Head, Department of Physics, UWI, Mona and


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