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The UWI extends partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean

The UWI Cave Hill Campus has officially extended its partnership with CIBC FirstCaribbean with the signing of a memorandum of understanding for three years. The agreement, which was signed on Tuesday, is for the period 2021/22 to 2023/24, and will cover four areas: support and development of UWI programmes and students around the region; enhancement of research in Banking and Finance at The ...
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Prime Minister of Barbados calls for new debt repayment system at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Saturday, June 26, 2021—The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados has called for a debt repayment system for Caribbean countries similar to what was granted to Britain after World War II that allowed that country to have the fiscal space to return to a path of development. She was speaking during a UWI Vice-Chancellor&rsquo...
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Four UWI Press books recognised by international publishing awards

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021. — The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that four of its published books have recently earned recognition by international publishing awards. On June 9, two UWI Press books were announced among the bronze medallists when the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) declared it...
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Prime Minister of Grenada calls for immediate action on climate change

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021— Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Honourable Keith Mitchell has called for immediate, decisive action on climate change and warned that lives and livelihoods continue to be at stake. Prime Minister Mitchell said the unifying nature of sports provides a platform to advocate for change, as has been done historically. Eve...
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UWI Dean reveals ‘greener’ plans for the University’s sporting facilities

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Friday, July 2, 2021—Dean of The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport, Dr Akshai Mansingh is intent on transforming sporting facilities at the four landed campuses of the regional university towards net zero carbon emissions. In so doing, the facilities would be powered entirely by renewable energy sources. Dr Mansingh revealed the...
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The UWI congratulates alumna Dr Carla Natalie Barnett

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Thursday, May 13, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates Dr Carla Natalie Barnett who was announced as the 8th Secretary-General of CARICOM on Tuesday May 11, 2020. The two-time UWI graduate has made history as the first woman to be appointed to the post. Dr Barnett attained both her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and a ...
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Professor Clive Landis to serve as next Principal at The UWI Cave Hill Campus

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce Professor Clive Landis as the next Principal of its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Professor Landis’ appointment was confirmed at The UWI’s annual business meeting of its University Council on April 30. The appointment was approved by the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Be...
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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin second 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, April 30, for its annual business meeting, approved the renewal of Vice-Chance...
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Grenada’s Prime Minister to Chair UWI Review Committee

Following its 2020 strategic planning exercise, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has invited the distinguished Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell to lead a team of technical experts to review the academic and administrative operations of the University Centre. Integral to this review effort is maintaining The UWI as one regional enterprise with five ca...
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Grammy winning artist Shaggy to perform at THE UWI’s virtual Toronto Gala Awards on May 22

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that two-time Grammy award winning recording artist Shaggy will perform at the Virtual Toronto Benefit Awards 2021, on Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean)/6:00 p.m. (Jamaica). Shaggy - Orville Richard Burrell - from Kingston, Jamaica has sold over 30 million albums to date. He has racked up no fewer than eight sin...
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New Centre to assist Small Businesses

The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) is positioning the Caribbean’s small business sector to lead the region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the Caribbean Micro Small Medium Enterprise Centre. It will serve as the umbrella body for a number of small business entities, and will also offer advisory services to micro, smal...
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UWI Research on Banking Sector

A group of researchers from The University of the West Indies (UWI) has put forward solutions to specific problems in the banking sector that could improve customer experience and result in cost savings to financial institutions. The grant project was funded by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, with the research component undertaken by the St. Augustine Campus. The Cave Hill Campus admi...
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The UWI Cave Hill Wins International Award for Digital Transformation

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has been recognised for its successful digital transformation initiatives, which allowed it to pivot quickly to support students during the pandemic. Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, announced today that the university has won a 2021 Ellucian Impact Award, and will receive a US $25,000 grant.
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UWI Cave Hill Class of 2020 celebrate in a unique online ceremony

A Graduation Class of over 1,300 students was celebrated with unique elegance when The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus held its inaugural virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday evening. Family and friends of the graduates were able to share in the occasion as images of them were beamed across the globe on UWItv and social media platforms. Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary...
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Ending Royal Racism; The Republic and Reparations

Royalty, Racism, Republicanism & Reparation: Preparing for the 60th Anniversary of Nationhood in the CARICOM Region was the theme of the virtual Vice-Chancellor’s Forum held on March 25, 2021 by The University of the West Indies (UWI). A collaborative effort of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), the forum marked the annual International Day...
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