What about the other 48% people?

Written by Anand Sharma

Ramdoss, our health minister, who is so very much concerned about our health, is taking a drastic step to reduce smoking. Or at least he thinks he is. He is about to banrepparttar portrayal of smoking in movies. And what more you ask? He has chargedrepparttar 145100 tobacco industry of usingrepparttar 145101 film industry to increase sale. How? Well, by paying actors to smoke of course. Whao! Thatís a pretty serious allegation. Unfortunately, he has no proof for it. Well Mr. Health Minister, let me make a point here. I donít know why you didnít think of it, neither do I know why it hasnít registered in your mind even when it has been shouted out by many people, including film stars like Jackie Shroff. But dear, why donít you try and banrepparttar 145102 whole TOBACCO INDUSTRY instead? I am sure it would be much more helpful in reducing smoking hazards.

Caribbean Single Market and Economy - Who says UWI isnít doing enough?

Written by Eldonna Lendor

The University ofrepparttar West Indies (UWI) has often been viewed as a long-standing partner to Caribbean Governments in fostering integration and development of our people, and forming strategic alliances.

CARICOM member states are now consideringrepparttar 144967 establishment of a single market economy. This will meanrepparttar 144968 general removal of all legal and administrative restrictions to trade. Increased competition among these states is therefore inevitable. The ability of member states to surviverepparttar 144969 effects of trade liberalisation will among other things depend onrepparttar 144970 capacity of its human resources and its learning institutions. The role that UWI is playing in enablingrepparttar 144971 people and countries ofrepparttar 144972 region to makerepparttar 144973 transition will therefore come under great scrutiny. Many, including graduates ofrepparttar 144974 University, believe that ďUWI simply isnít doing enough!Ē

UWIís role has been assessed based on changes in its curriculum,repparttar 144975 level of intellectual discussion stimulated onrepparttar 144976 topic among people ofrepparttar 144977 region andrepparttar 144978 extent to which it has facilitated product development by enhancingrepparttar 144979 regions access to specialised training and technology transfer.

A major criticism levelled againstrepparttar 144980 University is that it has failed to employ innovative strategies and radical curriculum engineering in achievingrepparttar 144981 transformation required to strategically addressrepparttar 144982 challenges facingrepparttar 144983 region.

Torepparttar 144984 question of whetherrepparttar 144985 University has enhancedrepparttar 144986 intellectual capacity ofrepparttar 144987 people ofrepparttar 144988 region,repparttar 144989 answer is an emphatic yes. But when asked whether its efforts have equalled those of reputable universities aroundrepparttar 144990 world,repparttar 144991 response is not equally convincing.

Caribbean entrepreneurs argue that UWI has not instilled in its graduates,repparttar 144992 dramatic changes in attitude and perspectives required to assistrepparttar 144993 business sector in confrontingrepparttar 144994 challenges ofrepparttar 144995 CSME. Amidst a climate of high unemployment among graduates,repparttar 144996 view is that UWI is not equipping its graduates to seek opportunities for self-employment. Instead, UWI is churning out bookworms that lack entrepreneurial vision!

The question has also been asked about whetherrepparttar 144997 University has increased opportunities for regional cooperation in human, economic and social development. No doubt, it has played a critical and significant role in integratingrepparttar 144998 people and countries ofrepparttar 144999 region. In fact, it can be argued that UWI has played a pivotal role in advancingrepparttar 145000 spirit of cooperation and integration that has maderepparttar 145001 Caribbean single market a reality. In comparison torepparttar 145002 ďmuch-laudedĒ CARICOM Federation,repparttar 145003 continuing achievements ofrepparttar 145004 University ofrepparttar 145005 West Indies dispelrepparttar 145006 arguments thatrepparttar 145007 region cannot unite.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use