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Tag Archives: UWI

  1. Voyage Around the Professor: Learning from Lamming

    “I just received the sad news that George Lamming today left us to join the ancestors. George was part of my life from the earliest childhood, and after my parents I can’t think of anyone who made a greater impact on me. His contributions to Barbados, the Caribbean, the Caribbean diaspora in Britain, and the […]

    June 5, 2022Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  2. U.S. Assistant Secretary Nichols in Barbados May 24-27

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols will travel to Barbados May 24-27. During his visit, he will engage Caribbean leaders on issues including recovery from the global pandemic, climate change, and strategies to promote a strong, secure, and integrated CARICOM region. Assistant Secretary Nichols’ visit highlights the importance of […]

    May 25, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  3. “Straighten your Crown, Queen!” BCCI Empowerment Review from Richelle Lavine: On The Scene

    On Monday the 7th of March 2022 I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s Women Empowerment Seminar which was held at the Hilton Hotel, Needham’s Point. The seminar was centered around Women Empowering and Encouraging each other. Women have always been classified as the weaker and […]

    March 11, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. UWI’s Faculty of Culture, Creative & Performing Arts presents… February 14, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. UWI & CPL partner to offer Certificate in Sports Marketing starting June

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has partnered with the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to offer a new certificate programme, in Sports Marketing. On January 25, during a ceremony hosted by The UWI Cave Hill Campus, themed, ‘Commitment to Cricket’, Deputy Dean in the University’s Faculty of Sport, Amanda Reifer made the […]

    February 4, 2022CricketNo comments
  6. CPA Canada Barbados Chapter event focuses on mental health during the pandemic

    For almost two years, the pandemic has put a strain on all of us, including members of the accounting profession who have toiled relentlessly to protect clients and the overall economy. Preserving mental health during such hard times was the focus of an online workshop event hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) […]

    February 2, 2022BusinessNo comments
  7. Barbadian Communicator to deliver Research Study on Public Relations and Gender-Based Violence

    The Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) will host another in its series of research seminars this coming Wednesday, October 27, with Barbadian public relations consultant Dr. Pamala Proverbs, exploring the topics of public relations and gender-based violence. Dr. Proverbs will be presenting specifically on the topic ‘Expanding the Boundaries of Public Relations Research […]

    October 26, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. UWI soars to the top in latest global universities rankings

    Since 2016 when the management of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) took the strategic decision to prepare and position the institution for global competitive rankings, its performance results have been steadily progressive. The choice to engage the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking system was based on its standing as the most reputable […]

    September 30, 2021EducationNo comments
  9. Grace Jutan appointed ‘Chief of Staff’ in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

    A significant change has been made at the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, to the staffing of the inner Office of the Vice-Chancellor, located at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Ms. Jutan has over 15 years of service at the executive level of the University, which […]

    September 19, 2021EducationNo comments
  10. UK philanthropist donates US$500,000 to UWI Global Giving as personal reparation

    It was a series about the Atlantic slave trade on the BBC that shocked Bridget Freeman. Up until then, she knew almost nothing about the plight of free Africans who boarded ships and were taken throughout the world and sold into slavery. “I was horrified and it touched me and I thought dear God, this […]

    August 25, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin 2nd term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday 30th April, for its annual business […]

    May 10, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  12. “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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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