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VIDEO: Land of My Birth – New Spin!

It wasn’t the first time that the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus Public Relations office had called to say they had someone from Gibraltar in their office and could I help! I’ve done research on UWI’s history and specifically on Gibraltar Camp where thousands of Gibraltarian evacuees, Jewish refugees and others found haven from displacement during World War 2.

Guest Post: MEMORABLE CUBA TOUR

Overseas tours are always a special student experience. Our Guest Post recalls a tour to revolutionary Cuba just over a year after Fidel Castro’s forces took power – more than a half-century ago.
UWI MODERN  LANGUAGE  DEPARTMENT TOUR  OF  CUBA
by Hazel Spence-Ogilvie  (Thanks to George Morris for the photos)

SOUND MEMORY: “…UWI is unlocking the potential of the West Indies…”

We have to thank Sean MockYen of the rich & diverse Media Lab at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Archive for pulling out this recollection in sound.
It is an excerpt of a song that was written in 1997 by Dr Knox Hagley, then Director for Community Health & Psychiatry at the UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica, where Dr Hagley had literally come of age decades before – a member of one of the early cohorts of medical students at the then single-campus University College of the West Indies.

Guest Post: PART OF SEACOLE HALL HISTORY

by George Morris
Here is a story that only a few people know:
…That iconic mural that fills one wall in the Dining Room of the Mary Seacole Hall at the UWI Mona; the one with dancers twirling across the lawns…is something in which I’m proud to have played a lasting role.
How so?

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