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UWI using science to tackle the challenge of Sargassum

Caribbean islands have seen their coastlines blanketed with Sargassum seaweed, every year since 2011. The phenomenon has posed significant challenges for the fishing and tourism sectors. Countries attempt to remedy the problem by raking the Sargassum and disposing of it in landfills, especially before it decomposes. However, this is a very expensive venture, estimated to cost some US$210 million in 2018.

UWI COVID-19 Task Force Chair says: “A new fight back phase against COVID-19 is here”

The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on Caribbean shores. “This marks the start of a new phase in the pandemic in which we start the 'fight back' against COVID-19,” says Professor Clive Landis, Immunologist and Chairman of The University of the West Indies COVID-19 Task Force.
Earlier this month, Barbados received a donation of 100,000 doses of vaccine from India and has subsequently shared the doses with Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia among some other Eastern Caribbean territories.

UWI Mona students benefit from Massy United Insurance Scholarships

The UWI and MOHW signs MOU to govern the operations of Health Connect Jamaica


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