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Sir Hilary Beckles installed as Vice-Chancellor, UWI

Bridgetown, Barbados – On Saturday 30 May, 2015 The University of the West Indies (UWI) will officially install Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as its 8th Vice-Chancellor. The installation ceremony takes place at the Usain Bolt Sport Complex, Paradise Park, UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados from 5:00 p.m. Significance of the Vice-Chancellor’s Installation This ceremonial installation,...
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UWI Games kick off at the St. Augustine Campus

May 21. The St. Augustine team will take on their regional counterparts Mona from Jamaica, Cave Hill from Barbados and for the first time in the games’ history, the Open Campus, comprised of student athletes based all over the region. Teams will compete for bragging rights in 10 sporting disciplines - table tennis, lawn tennis, swimming, netball, cricket, basketball, football, hockey, ...
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IMPACT Justice Project Launch

Significant benefits are in store for CARICOM citizens arising from a new justice project which has been initiated. The project promises assistance to the CARICOM region in drafting legislation to further regional integration and economic growth, more legislative protection of vulnerable groups against discrimination, the training of mediators to assist parties in solving disputes without long ...
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IMPACT Justice Project Launch

Significant benefits are in store for CARICOM citizens arising from a new justice project which has been initiated. The project promises assistance to the CARICOM region in drafting legislation to further regional integration and economic growth, more legislative protection of vulnerable groups against discrimination, the training of mediators to assist parties in solving disputes without long ...
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Talking about a revolution

Talking about a revolution UWI sees change in the future of the Caribbean ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. 18 May 2015 –– UWI academics from across the Caribbean comprised over 65 regional and international thought leaders, who for three days engaged in vigorous debate and discussion on challenges and solutions for the Caribbean future. In a first of its kind event in the reg...
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Caribbean Fine Cocoa Industry

International Innovation Centre Launched to Advance the Caribbean Fine Cocoa Industry.
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Humanities Festival

Legacy, Vision, Possibilities is the revival theme of this year’s Humanities Festival of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Cave Hill Campus. After a brief hiatus, the Faculty has excitedly re-launched the Humanities Festival on the Campus’ community calendar of open events to welcome the Barbadian public to the eclectic work of its faculty and students. The renais...
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ACHEA Responds to Industry Needs

With the proliferation of tertiary-level institutions in the region over the last three decades, there is a need for robust organisational structures, administrative policies and systems for these institutions to operate efficiently. These issues will be tackled at the upcoming 14th annual conference of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA) scheduled for July 9th ...
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International Women’s Day Public Lecture

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit (IGDS:NBU) joins the International Community in celebrating International Women’s Day under the theme “Make it Happen”. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements in the early 1900s and has been celebrated on March 8 since 1975 as a way to honour women’s achievements ...
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UWI Changing Faces of Leadership

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce two senior management changes to drive the strategic direction of the regional institution in its delivery of world-class teaching and online education. The current Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of The UWI Open Campus, as well as former Deputy Principal of The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, has been app...
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Chief Justice Speaks on Civil Liberties

Chief Justice of Barbados Sir Marston Gibson will speak about some current rights and liberties as they relate to the Magna Carta when he delivers a lecture at the Cave Hill Campus Law Lecture Theatre on Friday, 20th February 2015, starting at 7 p.m. The lecture is a part of a project entitled “The Impact and Influence of Magna Carta on the Commonwealth Caribbean” which is being le...
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UWI, SUNY Strengthen Collaboration

UWI, SUNY Strengthen Collaboration – Marine Studies, Cardiovascular Health Projects get A-grade The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the State University of New York (SUNY) have signed an agreement to further strengthen their relationship amidst gains from joint projects in areas such as marine studies and cardiovascular health, already recorded. The Vice Chancellor of the UWI,...
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Medical Practitioners recognized for outstanding service

The 76th UWI/BAMP CME Award Ceremony held on November 14, recognised two of their own. Dr. Ramesha Jonnalagadda and Dr. Malcolm Howitt were recognised for thier outstanding service in their respective spheres of influence. Click here to read the UWI/BAMP CME Newsletter
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CARILAW Expansion Project

CARILAW EXPANSION PROJECT UNDERWAY Project Indexers ready for the task of adding cases to CariLaw Over 5000 judgments produced from courts around the region last year will soon be added to the 36,000 plus records currently in the Caribbean Law Online (CariLaw) database with funding from the Government of Canada. Five attorneys started their training as CariLaw Project Indexers, under the tute...
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Legal Research going digital

CARIBBEAN LEGAL RESEARCH INFORMATION GOING DITIGAL IMPACT Justice Project Leveraging Technology To Improve Access To Justice Access to regional legal information online is becoming a reality with funding from the Government of Canada, through the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean Project (IMPACT Justice). The funding is a boost to justice sector reform and goes towards developing on...
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