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Young Chanderpaul Accepts UWI Award for Cricket Veteran

Veteran Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies Cricket team, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was honoured by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) during an international friendly 50-overs match on Saturday 25 February 2016. The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match, a ‘warm-up’ preceding England’s tour of the West Indies for a three-match ODI series was ...
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"Nasty or Nice?" Women in Leadership and Politics

Are women in politics and leadership “nasty or nice?” That is the question former Member of Parliament and Minister of Health and Physical Development Liz Thompson will tackle when she delivers a public lecture to mark International Women’s Day 2017. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has partnered with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit C...
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Two US Honours for UWI Vice-Chancellor

On Tuesday 28th February, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was honoured with the internationally prestigious Amistad Award from Central Connecticut State University. The presentation was made by President of the University, Dr. Zulma Toro, who spoke of the role played by Vice-Chancellor Beckles in international university leade...
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Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Caribbean’s Sustainable Economic Development

Five months after its launch, the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development hosted its first major public event—a Symposium titled “The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean”. The symposium which attracted finance and banking experts took place at the SUNY Global Center in New York on Monday, Februa...
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Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Caribbean’s Sustainable Economic Development

Five months after its launch, the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development hosted its first major public event—a Symposium titled “The Crisis in Correspondent Banking and its Impact on Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean”. The symposium which attracted finance and banking experts took place at the SUNY Global Center in New York on Monday, Februa...
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The UWI honours Shivnarine Chanderpaul at Vice-Chancellor’s XI vs. England Cricket Match

A University of the West Indies (UWI) team led by Chadwick Walton will compete against an English XI in a 50-overs cricket match this Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts. It bowls off at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live on www.windiescricket.com. The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match will be a warm-up match prec...
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Regional Police Officers to be Trained in Supporting Victims of Crime

The Canadian Government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is hosting a training course entitled “Enhancing Support to Victims of Crime”. The course will be attended by police officers of varying ranks along with gender specialists, counsellors, community development officers, social workers and others who work with victims of crime. Particip...
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IMPACT Justice Draft Model Arbitration Bill Being Reviewed by Committee

In response to requests by some CARICOM Member States for updated arbitration legislation, the Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) has drafted a Model Arbitration Bill for the region. This Bill was reviewed at a meeting of the IMPACT Justice Arbitration Legislation Committee on February 16th and 17th at the Faculty of Law, UWI Mona Cam...
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Saint Lucia to host The UWI’s Budget Meetings

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that the Government of Saint Lucia will host the annual meetings of the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to the Grants Committees of The UWI. These meetings will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay Village, on February 20-21, 2017. The agenda includes an examination the University’s biennium budgets for the...
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Free access to 250 Caribbean e-books for UWI users

The UWI is pleased to announce that from September 5 2016, 250 UWI Press e-books will be made available to all UWI staff and students. Users will have free access to the UWI Press e-book digital platform via UWILinC, the University Libraries information resources discovery interface. The initiative comes from a collaborative effort between the Digital Library Services Centre of the Alma Jordan ...
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Barbadian Born Doug E. Fresh among Honourees at UWI Fundraising Gala in NY

Douglas E. Davis, Barbadian born American rapper, record producer and beat boxer, known as Doug E Fresh, ‘The Human Beatboxer,’ is among the 2017 honourees at this year’s Annual Legacy Awards Gala of the American Foundation for The University of West Indies (AFUWI), a registered US charity. The New York City, black-tie event which will be held on February 23 at The Pierre Hote...
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Semester I, 2016-17 Online Course Evaluations Prize Winners

Students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Humanities & Education and Social Sciences as well as the Institute for Gender and Development Studies completed their course evaluations online in Semester I, 2016-17. Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Science & Technology, Social Sciences and L...
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CSF and CAS Host Two STEM Teacher Training Workshops in Jamaica

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) jointly hosted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher Training Workshops for primary school teachers at the Genesis Academy, Kingston on January 9-10, and at the Wexford Hotel, Montego Bay on January 12-13. The two-day workshops were made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United ...
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University Office of Planning and Development Renamed

The University Office of Planning and Development has been renamed the University Office of Planning as the “Development” function has now been relocated to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. The name change was approved by the Vice-Chancellor acting on behalf of the University Finance and General Purposes Committee with immediate effect from November 2016. The University Offi...
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UWI’s Dr David Smith Selected for Team to Draft UN Global Sustainable Development Report

Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Dr David Smith was recently selected among a group of international eminent scientists and experts to work on the United Nations (UN) Global Sustainable Development Report. Before demitting office in 2016, Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Dr Smith and 14 others to draft the Rep...
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