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Tag Archives: UWI

  1. “UWI leadership sound and strategic” – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

    Culminating with yesterday’s presentation by the Five Islands Campus, over the past few weeks the Councils that govern the campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) heard how the regional University has fared favourably over the 2019-2020 academic year. In the face of increasing challenges crippling Caribbean economies and the global higher […]

    March 31, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Call for Sir Frank Worrell statue to be raised in Heroes’ Square; by Dr Victor Eastmond

    With the recent location of the Lord Nelson statue to the museum, there is now a need for us to look to the future. Barbados has an illustrious history that boasts of our 96% education achievement along with our prowess in sports, especially cricket. I would like to recommend a replacement who fits the bill […]

    March 13, 2021Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  3. UWI continues COVID response “UWI CARES” initiative

    The University of the West Indies is providing urgently needed humanitarian relief to suspected victims of human trafficking that combines dried & canned food, basic PPE (mask & and sanitizer), toiletries and infant food in order to support both adults and child victims of human trafficking and to support vulnerable people during the second national […]

    February 27, 2021EducationNo comments
  4. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy facilitates Sargassum Course for CERMES

    The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) from the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a special hybrid of real-time and virtual instruction at the Charnocks headquarters of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy on the challenges and opportunities presented in controlling the spread of Sargassum Seaweed. Before […]

    December 14, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Queen’s College Association Awards Second QCA-UWI Scholarship

    A graduate of Queen’s College has received some financial assistance from the Queen’s College Association (QCA) in pursuing his studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The QCA – the alumni association of Queen’s College – presented the third QCA-UWI Scholarship to Ranako Bailey during a simple handover […]

    December 9, 2020EducationNo comments
  6. UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US$250,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) for tuition scholarships for students in need of financial support. Approximately US$108,000 of the funds are already allocated to undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. […]

    December 7, 2020Education1 comment
  7. 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
  8. Anguilla Social Security Board and UWI Open Campus Anguilla Distinguished Lecture

    The Anguilla Social Security Board (ASSB) and The University of The West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Anguilla just held their Distinguished Lecture at the Atlin Noraldo Harrigan Parliamentary Building (House of Assembly). The lecturer was the Attorney General of Anguilla, Dwight Horsford, an alumnus of the UWI. The topic on which he expounded was, ‘Is […]

    November 16, 2020EducationNo comments
  9. Sterling and Stewart shine at UWI’s Vice-Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards 2020

    The strategic decision by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to establish a Faculty of Sport is bearing fruit. The University’s decision, led by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, to bring sport into the Triple A paradigm of its 2017-2022 strategic plan, has brought the rich in talent youth of the region to […]

    November 12, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  10. UWI Open Campus Donates Tablets to NCF Joinery Course

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus presented the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados (NCF) with 10 tablets recently. These tablets are to be used by participants in the NCF’s National Community Training Programme. Earlier this year, the NCF was in the process of implementing the National Community Training Programme face-to-face in […]

    October 14, 2020EducationNo comments
  11. CDB Approves Grant to Enhance Remote Learning for The UWI Students

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound challenges in education, as many young people who lack technological devices and internet access are being left behind their peers in the shift to remote learning. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is stepping in to close this gap for disadvantaged students enrolled at the University of the West Indies […]

    September 30, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  12. Beckles calls on Britain to implement the Lewis Development Model for the Caribbean

    Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, has once again called on Britain to come back to the table to discuss reparatory justice for the Caribbean. He was giving the feature address at a recently held Symposium to honor the life and […]

    June 22, 2020EducationNo comments
  13. NETWORKING & CONSTANT LEARNING – CRUCIAL FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

    Any boss or company policy which says a method is carved in stone as this is how it’s always been done is aiming to get their lunch eaten by another competitor. Senator Holder cited how certain areas of local society make deals over sporting events, and most Bajans tend to frown on such camaraderie to […]

    March 16, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HEAD OF STATE TO DELIVER CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN/UWI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE TO MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020

    The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will deliver this year’s Distinguished Lecture to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). Paula-Mae Weekes, the first female Head of State of the twin island nation will explore issues of gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights when she takes the stage at the Walcott Warner […]

    March 2, 2020EducationNo comments
  15. CAVE HILL CAMPUS AND BARBADIAN GOVERNMENT LOOKING TO ADVANCE PUBLIC SECTOR FOR 21st CENTURY

    The Cave Hill Campus and the Government of Barbados have reached a new memorandum of Understanding regarding the training of the public sector… Speaking prior to the signing, Ms Mottley says it is not enough for the Civil Service to be qualified for their various duties, they must be aware of their purpose and have […]

    November 26, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Grenada PM lauds joint UWI-Rum Industry Initiative

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA). Speaking at the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister said the initiative, […]

    July 23, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  17. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNER GIVES ADVICE TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

    If she was asked to give a message to students of Barbados’ newer secondary schools, Shantelle Armstrong would more than likely say they can achieve their full potential, since a school does not define a person. Armstrong, who recently received a CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship to pursue a doctorate in corporate governance, recalled some […]

    July 1, 2019EducationNo comments
  18. “Argentina and UWI join forces to foster Caribbean football” – Signing of Cooperation Agreement with Argentine Football Association

    As a continuation of the intense collaboration in the field of sports between Argentina and the Caribbean, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) signed a key Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of improving the practice, organization and management of football in the region. In a formal ceremony […]

    June 2, 2019Featured, FootballNo comments
  19. Tribute to Alister McIntyre from Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’ Ramphal

    “A precious light has gone out in our Caribbean world, with Alister McIntyre‘s passing. He had devoted his life to Caribbean unity and was already, as he went, worrying over the darkening of the regional scene that threatens. The Region’s debt to Alister is payable only in a new enlightenment that makes Caribbean oneness the […]

    April 22, 2019EventsNo comments
  20. Statement by PM of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley QC, MP, on passing of Sir Alister McIntyre

    I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of one of the Caribbean’s most treasured scholars, Sir Alister McIntyre, a respected economist, educator, administrator and true champion of regional integration. This son of Grenada and son of the Caribbean will forever be remembered fondly as one of the Titans of the post Independence […]

    April 22, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Educator awarded the 2019 Canadian Francophonie Program Scholarship

    Emmanuella Louis is a diligent educator from St Lucia, who is committed to serving her country and educating her students. It is this commitment that motivated her to apply for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program, where she emerged as the awardee. The Government of Canada-funded scholarship programme is offered to nationals of developing Francophonie member […]

    March 25, 2019EducationNo comments
  22. CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN PARTNERS WITH UWI FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LECTURE

    Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture on March 22nd, 2019. The lecture, one of the signature activities hosted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in observance of International Women’s Day during the month of March, will be delivered […]

    March 21, 2019EventsNo comments
  23. BAJAN REPORTER HOLDS FORMER PRIME MINISTER TO ACCOUNT ON SPENDING WITH GREENLAND LANDFILL

    A former Prime Minister of Barbados appears to have been stumped by The Bajan Reporter on necessary or unnecessary Government spending. This was during a panel discussion reviewing the first phase of BERT the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme approved by the IMF – International Monetary Fund, this was held recently at the Ralph […]

    February 11, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Former PM arrives to surprise of CARICOM Heads? November 17, 2018Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Abed to pass on his knowledge of blockchain technology to UWI and UNH students

    Gabriel Abed, co-founder of Bitt Inc and Digital Asset fund is confirmed to pass on his knowledge of blockchain technology to students at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados) and those at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (USA). “Blockchain technology is positively disrupting every industry on a global […]

    October 27, 2018Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments