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MIND An Innovator’s

by Natasha Coker-Jones

So the system that you use every day frustrates you to no end? Do you (a) complain bitterly and use it anyway (b) vent on social media and hope that someone “in authority” acts, or (c) volunteer to fix it yourself. For Oswald Smith—a third year student of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus—the choice was a no brainer. His decision to reject a and b and take the far more daring route of volunteering to tackle the problem himself, has paid off. Apart from earning the respect of thousands of commuters across his home island of Jamaica, he has the unexpected pleasure of being the Mona Campus’s new face of innovation. Unofficially.

36 – THE PELICAN/ISSUE 14


UWI Pelican Issue 14