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A Petition And The Responsibilities Of The Citizen – Martin Henry April 14, 2019

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Published: Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM | jamaica-gleaner.com

“Congress shall make no law…abridging … the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

– First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America

 

While the 36,315 enumerated voters in Portland Eastern were enduring the campaigning for their votes and deciding who to vote for from two mostly indistinguishable political parties, as far as policies, plans and programmes are concerned, or not to vote at all, I signed a petition.

Voting is only one element of a citizen’s political engagement in a democracy. And it may not even be the most important one. The overwhelming majority of the 53.5 per cent who marked their X have gone back home to endure the non-fulfillment of campaign promises, to remain disengaged from their parliamentary representative, and to patiently wait for the next election, merely “voters”. (more…)

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Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle – Prof. Vasciannie’s Update April 8, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Re:  Alumni Meeting

The UTech, Ja Alumni community held a lyme yesterday evening at the Jamaica National Building on Belmont Road.  Members of the Executive of the Alumni Association were present, including the President, Mr Ronnie Sutherland, as were two members of the UTech, Ja Foundation (chaired by Eric Crawford).

At the meeting, I took the opportunity to provide an update to the Alumni about various matters including: (more…)

Funding UTech, Cast Thy Bread April 7, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are to be empowered with skills to excel in the 21st century and create the nation we all deserve and desire.

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Much has been achieved in the past, but the university must be properly funded and resourced to continue to excel in teaching, service and research. A major issue which hampers the university’s ability to better serve the needs of its main stakeholders — students — is the annual per capita subvention from the Government of Jamaica.

Learn More at jamaicaobserver.com Monday August 20th, 2018

 

Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni – Arlando Dunkley, Recipient PCJ Renewable Energy Scholarship 2019 April 1, 2019

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ARLANDO DUNKLEY NAMED 2019 RECIPIENT
OF J$2 MILLION PCJ RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP

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Postgraduate student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Arlando Dunkley has been awarded the 2019 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Renewable Energy Scholarship. (more…)

Outstanding Alumni Awardees, UTech, Jamaica, 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 28-03-2019 March 30, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica is pleased to present Alumni of distinction who were successfully nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, in celebration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. The awards were presented to the 19 recipients on the occasion of the Presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Outstanding Alumni Award, on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 at the Papine Campus.

Also worthy of note was Elaine Thompson, Olympic Medalist, and Double Olympic Champion, who received the most prestigious award of our University, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Chancellor’s Special Recognition Awards were given to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award – The Chancellor’s Medal

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Elaine Thompson, UTech Knight, Olympian, Winner of 100 metres and 200 metres, Rio Olympics 2016

 


Outstanding Alumni Awards
in Celebration of
UTech, Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary

***Awardees***

Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

Ms. Karlene Black, Senior Lecturer, Former Vice Dean. Faculty of Engineering & Computing, UTech, Jamaica

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International Law & the Diplomat -Distinguished Public Lecture, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica, Thur March 21, 2019 March 20, 2019

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Distinguished Public Lecture by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD – March 21, 2019

What factors explain special treatment for diplomats, and is this special treatment justified?  Are diplomats above the law?  Do they pay taxes?  May they be arrested for wrongdoing?  May they be sued?  Are diplomatic premises foreign territory?  What general rules apply to diplomats, and to what extent does Jamaica follow these rules? (more…)

Martin Henry | UTech, Ja Research And Subvention March 17, 2019

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HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF THE INSTITUTION

….It is a story I knew as a columnist in conversations with Dr Sangster long before going to UTech. And a story that continues to today.

UTech should not have expanded programmes, although the politicians want more young Jamaicans in tertiary education, and the Government has set up training schools like Nursing and Public Health to become units of the university. UTech should not have built out graduate education programmes requiring more staff not on the 1990s ‘establishment’. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle, Thurs 4th April, 2019 March 14, 2019

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The Alumni Association, UTech, Jamaica
Invites you to come
MINGLE
as we celebrate Institutional Accreditation (more…)

UTech, Jamaica – President’s Statement- Institutional Accreditation, March 1, 2019 March 5, 2019

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President’s Statement – Institutional Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

  • You may recall earlier discussions concerning the significance of institutional accreditation for persons who graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica prior to the effective date of institutional accreditation in February 2018.

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UTech and economic growth – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President March 3, 2019

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President

 

What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University’s role in national life.

I am also prompted to offer the following observations because some commentators are apt to speak as if a University is a supermarket into which you may walk to purchase ready-made solutions for problems. They look at heavily-funded institutions with highly specialised facilities subsidised by industry in the metropole and assume that such institutions can be reproduced in Jamaica overnight, without a serious infusion of money. CLICK LINK FOR FULL STORY.

Jamaica Observer | Sunday, February 17th, 2019

 


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UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s the Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica? March 1, 2019

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Alumni Have Your Say

We believe that your perspectives will help educate the public on the great value of UTech, Jamaica’s contribution to Jamaica. The question is as follows:

Q: What is the value of UTech, Jamaica’s
Contribution to Jamaica?


 

UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s The Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica | UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue

Dear UTech, Knights and Friends,

In a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer, dated Monday 25th February, 2019 one Lipton Matthews wrote “UTech protest unwise” and made this reference Taxpayers could easily ask UTech to quantify its contribution to Jamaica, and if results show that the value created by the university is less than the input of taxpayers, then they will argue that UTech must receive less funding” (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue February 21, 2019

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WHAT IS THE UTech Jamaica GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION ISSUE?

Recent news reports tell us that the House of Representatives has approved the second Supplementary Estimates. The Government plans to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this financial year. The Minister of Finance’s statement on the matter should be noted. He said that this “favourable fiscal performance resulted from a confluence of higher than projected revenue and grants and below programmed expenditure”.

Among the increases that were announced was a $963-million increase in subvention for The University of the West Indies (UWI). There is no doubt that UWI deserves every bit of these funds, and more. Stakeholders at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) had been expectant that there would be an increase in subvention. But, alas! Not a penny for the national university. There is no evidence so far that efforts are being made to address the glaring inequity in the per student subvention allocation for UTech’s students. Why was UTech ignored, again?

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UTech, Ja Alumni Ways To Give Back February 15, 2019

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Dear Alumni of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica).

Perhaps you have thought of giving back to your University, but didn’t know how to go about it? We have several monetary and non-monetary opportunities for you to provide tangible support for the benefit of your Alma Mater.

Please see below for some ideas on how you may give back to your University. It is not an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to discuss with us other ideas you may have to provide support to UTech, Jamaica.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2019, UTech, Jamaica Alumni February 14, 2019

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This song “Perhaps Love” by John Denver and sung with Placido Domingo, is Dedicated to All Alumni of UTech, Jamaica.
Enjoy Your Day! Enjoy Your Life!
We Appreciate Your Consideration and Support Throughout The Years!

Perhaps Love – John Denver

Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love will bring you home

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UTech Ja Lecture – Quality Education: A Precursor to Jamaica’s Nation Building, Feb 21, 2019 February 14, 2019

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Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies (FELS) Public Lecture

Guest Speaker: Dr. Shermaine Barrett, UTech Alumna, FELS Lecturer

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 48, Shared Facilities Bldg, Papine Campus

INVITATION: Alumni Assn, UTech Lyme, Tues 19th Feb, 2019 February 6, 2019

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Mr. Ronnie Sutherland, President of the Alumni Association, UTech extends a warm invitation to you, to join him and the members of the Association Executive at the Alumni Association’s Lyme, February 2019.

 

Guest: Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica.
He will provide an update on our University’s recent receipt of Institutional Accreditation status.

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Venue: JN 2 Belmont Road, Kingston 5


CONTACT The Alumni Association, UTech
RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2019
By Phone: 876-355-0148
By email to UTech Alumni Membership – utechalumnimembership@gmail.com

 

UTech, Ja Calendar 2019 – Order Form January 21, 2019

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All members of our University of Technology, Jamaica Alumni Community, worldwide, are invited to request a complimentary copy of our latest UTech, Jamaica 2019 Calendar.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER
YOUR UTech, Jamaica 2019 CALENDAR

[***Calendars are in limited supply and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. We do apologize, only recipients will be acknowledged]

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Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: UTech, Jamaica Graduation 2018-Day 2 of 2, Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 November 4, 2018

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#NewUTechJamaicaAlumni The Very First in Line
To Graduate Today, Sunday, November, 4, 2018

 

Members of UTech, Jamaica Class of 2018, Day 2
The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its 2nd day of two days of Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2018, today, Sunday November 4, 2018, at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, Papine Campus.
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PHOTOS & VIDEOS: UTech, Jamaica Graduation 2018-Day 1 of 2, Sat, Nov 3, 2018 November 4, 2018

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The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its first day of two days of Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2018, today, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, Papine Campus.
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Congratulations & Welcome Class of 2018, UTech, Jamaica October 25, 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME

CLASS OF 2018

 

We wish to extend sincere congratulations to you members of the Graduating Class of 2018, University of Technology, Jamaica. We celebrate with you and your families your successful completion of your studies with us, and your transition to a new and exciting phase of life as professionals based locally, regionally and internationally. We have no doubt that you will make a positive difference and have strong impact wherever life takes you. We use this opportunity to introduce ourselves, the benefits of being an Alumni and various opportunities you have as Alumni to connect and network with other Alumni.

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