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University of the West Indies Names New Vice Chancellor

 Above: Sir Hilary Beckles By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of the West Indies has a new vice chancellor. The Caribbean’s regional university has officially appointed Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to the role, effective May 1. Sir HIlary’s is …

Confucius Institute to Open at University of the West Indies St Augustine

 Above: UWI St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff A Confucius Institute will be opening at the University of the West Indies St Augustine. The announcement comes after a visit by a six-member delegation from the Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters in …

Trinidad, US to Set Up Green Energy Centre at University of West Indies

 Above: the University of the West Indies St Augustine By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago and the United States will jointly establish a Renewable Energy Research Centre at the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus, the …

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 Above: Grenada PM Tillman Thomas (left) and UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Harris (OPM Grenada) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has formally transferred 85 acres of land to the University of the West Indies for a campus on the …

 STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Dr Marcia Forbes, analyses the responses from research participants in four countries – Jamaica, Dominica, USA and Trinidad – to give deep insights into youth culture, the concept of mobility and …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the Ministry …

 Above: UWI Mona By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican Ministry of Education is looking to attract private capital to fund student loans at the tertiary level, according to Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites. The government presently spends about 2 …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has launched a new White Paper proposing new and amended legislation to guide future governance in the territory. The project, which …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging seafarers to report any sightings of the invasive lionfish species, which has been spreading across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Cayman. The recent capture of a specimen off the west coast of …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Saphire Longmore is the Jamaica Labour Party candidate for Eastern St Andrew in the upcoming election in the country Dec. 29. Longmore, who recently completed her MD in psychiatry, is also a former Miss Jamaica Universe …

 Above: Dr Leith Dunn (UWI Gender Studies), Mrs. Judith Wedderburn (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES), Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, High Commissioner, South África, Mrs. Lorna Green, founding member, Women Business Owners, Jamaica. By Marcia Forbes, PhD “The 51 Percent Coalition – …

 Above: Professor Selwyn Ryan (Photo: TGISL) By Alexander Britell University of the West Indies Professor Selwyn Ryan is one of the Caribbean’s most influential thinkers. Ryan, who earned his PhD in political science from Cornell University in 1966, has been …

 By Alexander Britell Dr Michael Witter is an economist and senior lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies Mona. He is also one of the Caribbean’s experts on …

 By Alexander Britell Above: Dr Keith Nurse A new film set to premiere in Toronto Wednesday looks at the concept of “diasporic tourism” or the way the Caribbean diaspora travels back to its home countries. The film, “Forward Home,” is …

 CARICOM must improve intra-regional trade if it is to address the problems stemming from the global downturn, Jamaican Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern said yesterday at the University of the West Indies. “The reality is that we …

 Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, the pro vice-chancellor at the University of the West Indies, has replaced Sen. Mary King in the Trinidad Cabinet after King was removed from office in a conflict-of-interest government award scandal. [Trinidad Express]

 The 4.2-magnitude earthquake this morning in Jamaica originated in Chestervale, St. Andrew in the country’s Blue Mountains, according to the University of the West Indies – Mona Earthquake Unit. The quake was felt in St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew. …

 The Government of Barbados is moving to green its economy with the help of the United Nations Environment Programme. “My government continues to be committed to that vision and the emphasis at this point is to consolidate and elevate its …