Tag: University of the West Indies (UWI)

Webinar Tuesday To Discuss Active Role Of Caribbean In Halting Spread of COVID-19

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago — With the active policy shift from COVID-19-driven responses to post-COVID-19 recovery, the debate now is over what comes next for the Caribbean and the role of partnerships. For the Caribbean region, the United Nations (UN) remains a vital channel of support for the region. It is in this context […]

Caribbean States Need Urgent Help To Face High Debt Due To COVID-19: ECLAC

SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America […]

Sir Hilary Beckles Says Caribbean Universities Need $600 Million To Stave Off Cutbacks Due To COVID-19

KINGSTON — COVID-19 has dealt Caribbean universities funding and enrollment challenges that they have never faced before. In light of that, the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a “landmark” meeting to find solutions to the mounting problems. This first-ever virtual Development Partner Forum focused on “Investing in higher education to build more […]

As Jamaica Looks To Cash In On Cannabis, Rastafarians Fear Being Left Out

KINGSTON — Ras Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the marijuana industry, the Rastafarian – who sports a long, white beard and dreadlocks – has had various run-ins with the law over the years. Authorities have long persecuted Rastafari, he said, including […]

Canadian University Explores Partnership With Key Caribbean Institution

ST. CATHARINES — Students at the University of the West Indies could be about to get a range of new studying options after the college agreed to debate creating an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The university, which has 36,000 students, has signed an agreement with Brock University in Ontario, Canada to explore the options for the […]