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UWI Open Campus Bahamas Site Launches Global Giving Week

In an effort to accelerate its drive for self-sufficiency, the University of the West Indies has launched a global initiative, Global Giving Week (August 1-7, 2016) under the theme, Emancipate, Educate, Donate.  
Initially launched at Mona, Jamaica on Friday, April 8, 2016 similar launches were held at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Cave Hill, Barbados.  Given the wide reach of The UWI Open Campus launches were held in Belize on June 30, 2016 Saint Lucia on July 8 and Antigua and Barbuda on July 12, 2016.

Eleven Honorary Degrees at The UWI 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 10 August 2016.  Members of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) approved 11 honorary degrees to be awarded at the University’s 2016 graduation ceremonies. The ceremonies are expected to kick off at the Open Campus in St Kitts and Nevis on 8 October, followed by the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on 15 October, the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago on 20-22 October and will conclude with the Mona Campus in Jamaica on 28-29 October.


The history and heritage of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are important in part because of the undeniable role that the university has played in the development of the nations of the Caribbean and the region as a whole.
Some elements of that role were affirmed at the 2016 Global Giving Week event held August 7 at the Mona Campus and in the UWI Regional HQ.

Rastafari Studies Conference and General Assembly 2016


Event Date: 
August 14, 2016 - 8:00am - August 21, 2016 - 8:00am


Rastafari Studies Conference and General Assembly 2016


Event Date: 
August 14, 2016 - 8:00am - August 21, 2016 - 8:00am


UWI Open Campus to sign MoU Agreement with the Jamaica Constabulary Force

Principal of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr. Luz Longsworth (left), beams with pride beside Jamaica’s Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, after both signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding for the development of academic programmes and other educational initiatives at the Commissioner’s Office on August 8, 2016.


The hurricane is the natural disaster most likely to befall our region.  Notices of a hurricane are issued several hours prior to landfall by each island’s local Emergency Management Agency.   This gives the Open Campus ample time for the orderly and effective securing of University buildings, equipment and other property before the actual hurricane, and for staff, not required to be on the premises, to leave and see to the welfare of their homes and families.
Hurricane information issued by the relevant Agency may be as follows:


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