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Old 12-14-2004, 12:43 AM
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http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/colum...DEPARTMENT.asp

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Mr Buckley teaches both Mathematics and Actuarial Science courses, and is the only lecturer on staff capable of teaching all courses offered by the department. His service to the university includes turning around the troubled M21A course in 1999, achieving a pass rate of 70 per cent, up from 23 per cent...

"In 2002, he initiated the now yearly recruitment exercise of the Actuarial Science students/graduates by Watson Wyatt Worldwide, the giant actuarial consulting firm.

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Winston Buckley has now teamed up with Prof Curtis, Michael Taffe, Roland Lloyd, Shahbaz Alam and Arnett Campbell to form the Institute of Mathematics, Actuarial and Computer Science (IMACS) in Kingston.
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For those interested, Mr. Buckley has some good contacts in the Caribbean actuarial world, and he is always willing to facilitate introductions.
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Are you a descendant Wiggins???
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Are you a descendant Wiggins???
I believe Wigs was posting that bit of information so that people may now properly address the ex Mr. Buckley as Dr. Buckley. (Winston Buckley was the recipient of the Ph.D., not the advisor.)
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depending on your personal situation, not a bad gig
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depending on your personal situation, not a bad gig
It sounds like he's doing well for himself.
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It sounds like he's doing well for himself.
Would you like to be a millionaire in a god-forsaken third world country (i.e., Jamaica) or would you rather make 150K a year in the best place on the face of the earth?

It kinda sucks to be the richest person at the party.
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Would you like to be a millionaire in a god-forsaken third world country (i.e., Jamaica) or would you rather make 150K a year in the best place on the face of the earth?

It kinda sucks to be the richest person at the party.
If a guy with options lives in Jamaica I assume it's because he wants to be there. In that case he's doing well for himself. If you want to live in a place that happens to be full of poor people, it's a hell of a lot better to be a millionaire while you're there than not to be one.
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