Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. The University of the West Indies (UWI) has many policies dealing with plagiarism. Refer to the section on below on Citing & Referencing: Selected - Guidelines Plagiarism (UWI).
Students can avoid plagiarism by consistently adhering to the principles of citing and referencing.
Do note that according to The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Thesis Guide: A Guide for the Preparation of Theses, Research Papers and Project Reports (2015), the recommended style manual for the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is the latest edition of:
Specifically, that is, the author-date format of the CMOS.
However, for particular in-course assignments, students of the Faculty may be referred to the latest edition of:
Specifically, that is, the APA manual, 6th ed.
As such, if in doubt, social sciences students should consult their Academic Supervisors/Lecturers regarding the referencing style that is required for a specific academic task.
The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) provides access to print and electronic resources on the various styles.
There are also websites that offer guidance on citing/referencing.