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Whither The University of the West Indies?

MIAMI, Fla, March 29, 2021 - Proposals for a changed governance structure of The University of the West Indies set forth in the July 2020 “Report of The UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of The UWI” are disturbing. They seem to place decision making in the hands of a small unit that defeats years of the normal democratic structure that affords true academic participation in determination of critical aspects of the university’s core activities.

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Whither The University of the West Indies?

Bulldogs VS Panthers & The Chancellors Governance Report on the UWI

PORT-OF-SPAIN,  Trinidad and Tobago, March 28, 2021 - A powerful letter written by academics to UWI’s Chancellor, Robert Bermudez, entitled “It’s a Travesty of Justice! 146 International Academics Flay Beckles Contract Delay”, was published in Jamaica’s Wiredja.com on March 25, 2021. This letter now brings into clear perspective the raging media controversy surrounding the Chancellor’s Governance Report perpetrated by seemingly vicious bulldogs on the one hand, and civil rights activists akin to members of the Black Panther Party, (a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale  in Oakland, California), on the other.

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Bulldogs VS Panthers & The Chancellors Governance Report on the UWI

A Subversive Report on The University of The West Indies

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda, March 27, 2021 - Let me correct a mistake that many, myself included, have been making. The Byron Report or the ‘The Report of The UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of The UWI’ has ceased to be. The contents of that document now constitute the CHANCELLOR’S REPORT (referred to in this article as The Report). This was confirmed in the Press Statement made by Sir Dennis Byron, Chair of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission when he indicated that the report of the Commission was accepted by the Chancellor.

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A Subversive Report on The University of The West Indies

GUYANA | Critical variables in Guyana's Workforce Development Equation

New York, March 24, 2021 - The recent 2020 Guyana Labor Force Survey (GLFS) highlights major interest indicators in Guyana's labor force participation. In the first quarter of 2020, the total population aged fifteen (15) and above residing in Guyana was 602,765 persons. This population is comparable to American cities like Boston, Massachusetts, El Paso, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee.

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GUYANA | Critical variables in Guyana's Workforce Development Equation

UWI | Its a Travesty of Justice! 146 Int'l academics flay Beckles contract delay

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, Thursday March 25, 2021 - One hundred and forty six members of the international academic community, have written to the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Robert Bermudez, over the failure of the UWI Council to make a decision on the reappointment of the current UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, despite his stellar service.

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UWI | Its a Travesty of Justice! 146 Int'l academics flay Beckles contract delay

JAMAICA | Mark Golding on Social Transformation, Land, Housing, Vulnerable Youth

HOPEWELL, Hanover March 21, 2021 - Social Transformation has traditionally been the strong point of a People’s National Party Administration and the Party President and Opposition Leader Mark Golding did not hesitate to indicate to the nation some of the priorities of the next PNP administration would  be pursuing this social and economic transformation.

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on Social Transformation, Land, Housing, Vulnerable Youth
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