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  • Dr. Simon Clarke, heads the line-up of distinguished presenters at the 2016 lecture series, being staged by the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona Western Jamaica Campus.
  • The four-day event gets underway on Monday, February 1 at the institution’s Montego Bay campus, located at 10 Queen's Drive.
  • The series is free and open to the public, and sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. each day.

Distinguished educator and Board Chairman of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), Dr. Simon Clarke, heads the line-up of distinguished presenters at the 2016 lecture series, being staged by the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona Western Jamaica Campus.

The four-day event gets underway on Monday, February 1 at the institution’s Montego Bay campus, located at 10 Queen’s Drive.

The series is free and open to the public, and sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. each day.

The lecture series, which will focus on social, economic and cultural issues impacting western Jamaica, will also feature influential educators such as Dr. Angela Samuels-Harris, and Dr. Denarto Dennis.

Dr. Clarke will speak on communication and culture; Dr. Samuels-Harris will present on education; and Dr. Dennis on sustainable economics.

On February 4, head of the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica Western Campus, Dr. Joseph Grannum, will host a students’ forum, which will provide a youth perspective on issues impacting the second city.

The lecture series will tackle important issues affecting western Jamaica and serve as a catalyst for bringing about the improvements needed.

For the past seven years, the UWI Western Jamaica Campus has built a reputation on highlighting a cadre of illustrious educators in the Caribbean region through its annual public lectures.