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Tag Archives: Research

  1. Applications Open for the Third Cohort of USVI Based Tech Startup Accelerator, Accelerate VI

    The University of the Virgin Island’s (UVI) Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced today that applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of Accelerate VI (AVI), a startup accelerator which supports the growth of the local tech ecosystem by helping tech entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the USVI. The program seeks to attract companies […]

    August 3, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Caribbean lobsters threatened by recently discovered pathogens and parasites

    Recent research provides evidence that parasites and pathogens may impact a commercially important species which generates $500 million in income for fishers and close to $1 billion in export revenue each year. As global climate change and warmer water temperature can facilitate the spread of various pathogens in the ocean, increasing attention must be given […]

    March 4, 2021NatureNo comments
  3. UWI Scientist, Professor John Agard appointed by UN Secretary-General to co-chair 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report team

    Professor John Agard, a leading scientist from the Department of Life Sciences at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus has been appointed by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres to help draft the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report. Professor Agard joins a diverse group of 15 independent scientists around the world, representing a wide […]

    November 20, 2020EducationNo comments
  4. COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials

    The partners in the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator just announced grants of $20 million to three institutions–the University of Washington, University of Oxford, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology–to fund clinical trials in order to identify highly potent immunotherapies for the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants mark the first investments to come from the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, […]

    April 1, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    From groundbreaking documentaries and films to award-winning series, HBO continues its longstanding commitment of delivering the most talked-about, riveting and thought-provoking content. The network has confirmed the premiere dates for two new original HBO Film presentations: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on April 22nd, followed by The Wizard of Lies on May 20th, simultaneously […]

    March 26, 2017CinemaNo comments
  6. Book Launch from Barbados Museum for ‘Facing the Challenge of Emancipation’

    The concise book follows the ground-breaking period when William Hart Coleridge, the first Anglican bishop of Barbados and the Leewards, executed the new mandate of the Anglican church between 1824 and 1842. As result, two new Sees of Jamaica and Barbados and the Leeward Islands were created in 1824 and two new Bishops were appointed, […]

    June 27, 2015CultureNo comments

    Always unorthodox and at times irreverent, VICE returns to HBO with a slate of 14 editions in its third season, featuring some of the most compelling, important news stories that often go unreported by mainstream media outlets. The dynamic news show, winner of the 2014 Emmy® for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, premieres on Friday, […]

    March 2, 2015CinemaNo comments
  8. Barbados Museum launches their 2014 Journal

    The 2014 Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society will officially be launched on Monday, December 08, at the Barbados Museum at 5:00 p.m. The two other anniversaries relate to the aborted invasion of Barbados in 1665 by the Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter, this topic is discussed by Wim Klooster in the article […]

    December 7, 2014BooksNo comments
  9. ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife’ – Patrick Wilson (Macabre Satire)

    Ward’s wife is a bitch. Everyone knows it. Including Ward. After numerous conversations and ruminations on the subject between Ward’s colorful group of friends, a fortuitous accident leads to a whole new world of problems and possibilities.

    November 4, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) hopes U.S. reject petition to ban import of Caribbean conch By Kenton X. Chance (CWA2014)

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says its hopes data it supplied to the United States would convince authorities there not to list the queen conch as an endangered species, as a non-governmental organisation from Colorado has requested. The CRFM has requested on behalf of the Caribbean Community that the United States-CARICOM Council on Trade […]

    October 23, 2014Agriculture, EditorialNo comments
  11. Exciting Discovery of Deep-sea Seeps off the East Coast of Trinidad and Tobago

    Lecturer at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, Dr. Judith F. Gobin was part of a team of international scientists that made the exciting discovery of four new deep-sea cold seeps approximately 130km off the East coast of Trinidad and Tobago this week. Hundreds of thousands of 8-inch-long deep-sea mussels, metre-long tubeworms, […]

    October 10, 2014NatureNo comments
  12. British Athlete continues planetary trek: Run the World Gold Challenge

    Dan Thompson will be running 10 km in five Caribbean countries in five days in August 2014 as part of his Run the World Challenge. Dan has previously run in 21 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Run the World is an extraordinary challenge that has been has been created by Dan, a […]

    August 21, 2014AthleticsNo comments
  13. “Rihanna: A Comic Proposal” by Robert E. Sandiford, NBM Eurotica’s Blog

    Dear Rihanna, May I call you RiRi? I read something you said recently that got me to thinking again. It was in the Quotes for Today section of the Sunday, June 8, edition of The Barbados Advocate. The paper quoted you as saying, “I don’t do things for the response or for the controversy. I […]

    July 8, 2014Editorial, RihannaNo comments
  14. “I’ll Follow You Down” (2014) – Haley Joel Osment, Rufus Sewell & Victor Garber Sci-Fi Mystery Movie HD May 22, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Barbadian Entrepreneurs on the rise in both males & females: Presentation of the GEM National Report at CHSB

    The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, which was first introduced in 1999, is an annual assessment of entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries. The unique quality of GEM stems from its approach to studying the grassroots level of the behaviour of individuals with respect to starting and managing […]

    December 10, 2013EducationNo comments
  16. University of the West Indies (UWI) and State University of New York (SUNY) remains On Target

    The collaboration between the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the largest and most comprehensive state university system in the United States, the State University of New York (SUNY) is moving apace. The UWI-SUNY new system-to-system relationship, which began in 2012 and […]

    December 10, 2013EducationNo comments

    The Europeans who enslaved our African forefathers; who forcibly transported them across the Atlantic ocean; and who split them up by depositing them on a number of small Caribbean islands, intended-by that process – to make the black population of the Caribbean into a permanently weak and divided people! It is important that the black […]

    October 29, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  18. “Brave New Cells?” By Donna Dickenson – Copyright: Project Syndicate/Institute for Human Sciences, 2012

    The United Kingdom’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has launched a public consultation to gauge attitudes toward controversial new medical procedures aimed at preventing the transmission of incurable diseases that result from mutations of cell structures called mitochondria. Supporters of such research are framing criticism of it as opposition to saving children’s lives and […]

    December 29, 2012Controversy, HealthNo comments

    {EDITOR’S NOTE: I still think Pine Hill’s UHD is okay, but at the same time I do respect the right of entrepreneurs, so while PHD is attempting to bring around a profit they can appreciate – should it be at the expense of the very folk who help them out?} Love it. First OUR LOCAL […]

    December 29, 2012Agriculture, Business7 comments
  20. Alabama Pilot’s Nightmare in Shark-infested Waters May Help Save Coral Reefs

    Twenty five years ago, on December 4, 1986, Walter Wyatt‘s plane crashed in the waters of Cay Sal Bank, a remote area between Cuba and The Bahamas. It sank almost immediately. Walter, who now lives in Enterprise, Alabama, spent a night in the ocean fending off sharks, plugging holes in his leaking life vest, and […]

    December 3, 2011Featured, NatureNo comments
  21. UTT’s Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool at Cave Hill on Calypsonians as Social Scientists November 30, 2009Crime, Video GalleryNo comments