Antigua Still Awaiting Formal Approval For UWI Campus

UWI team at Benjamin's office

The Antigua Barbuda government says it is still awaiting formal notification from the University of the West Indies regarding approval of the fourth landed campus here.

A meeting was held on May 31 to ratify the decision to place the Fourth Landed UWI Campus at Five Islands, Antigua.

The government said that for a second time, there was some pushback from one state, whose representative wanted assurances that Antigua and Barbuda’s planned financing arrangements would yield sufficient resources to operate the Landed Campus.

“That state, Barbados, has a campus at Cave Hill, and its representative expressed the view that it could not provide financing to Antigua if there were a shortfall in revenues,” a statement from Cabinet said.

The government reported on Wednesday that the Campus is a “fait accompli;”  but Attorney General Steadroy Cutie Benjamin said he was still awaiting the formal correspondence from the UWI.

“He was assured that the approval will be communicated to the Government by way of a written communication that will reach Antigua shortly,” according to the government.

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.
Contact us at [email protected]


  1. You can’t even get decent internet in Antigua. How are you going to support a University campus?

Comments are closed.