By Robert A. Emmanuel
Describing the decision to establish the University of the West Indies (UWI) Five Islands Campus as one of the most significant accomplishments of his administration’s tenure, Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his entire Cabinet were in a state of excitement, yesterday, after Sir Hilary Beckles made the official announcement that the fourth landed campus of the UWI had been approved.
In an interview with state media, the Prime Minister said that the government had to fight to achieve the historical decision, but that his government was committed to the cause and was unrelenting in its quest to have the UWI campus in Antigua and Barbuda.
“There was a lot of partisan politics at the domestic level but we know that this decision would have emerged as one of the most significant decisions of any government in the history of Antigua and Barbuda. We are very pleased that Antigua and Barbuda has decided to anchor this facility for the benefit of the residents and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda and the wider OECS,” the nation’s leader said said.
He noted that this decision will significantly impact human resource development in both the country and the sub-region and was a proud moment for his government.
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