Cabinet Congratulates Minister of Housing on her graduation with an LLB Degree from Arden University


The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda today congratulated the Hon. Minister of Housing, Land and Urban Renewal and Parliamentary Representative of the constituency of St. John’s Rural East, Maria Browne on the attainment of an LLB (Hons) (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Arden in the United Kingdom.

“The Cabinet proudly recognises this accomplishment as a demonstration of her commitment to continuous education and professional development and a dedicated focus, delivering value to the people whom she represents in Parliament and those she serves in Government,” the Cabinet Statement reads.

Minister Maria Browne, the wife of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, was elected to parliament during the 2018 general elections, capturing the largest number of votes, winning in all of the 14 electoral boxes against two opposition candidates.  She also gained the most votes in the history of elections in the St. John’s Rural East Constituency (2175 votes) dating back to 1971 and won the most votes in the 2018 general elections. She is also the youngest politician to be elected to the House of Representatives.

Minister Maria Browne also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

She was supported at her graduation today at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael in Coventry, by her husband Prime Minister Gaston Browne, her son Prince and mother and father Zandra and Purcell Bird.

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  1. Congratulations Mrs. Browne. You are a great example to young women in this country. Keep walking the straight line as you are now a public figure all your moves will be followed. I wish you and your family all the best in all your future endeavor. God Bless


  2. congrats sissa… well what a thing, me wonder which one she call daddy lol … imagine the mumma just da with Gaston and now he married to the daughter lol… thats one proud pappy fu u ,, depending on which one is the pappy lol ..have a great day folks .. i just found this pic real amusing.

    • How could someone’s outstanding achievements bother you so that you would seek to diminish their shine with such fake spurious gossip.
      You are a sad sad soul.

  3. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock!
    Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

    A most gracious, crowning and POWAful example showing the way forward to True Women’s Liberation in this The International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024! A Daughter, Wife, Mother, Parliamentarian, Minister!

    To The Daughter: “There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world. Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.” – Michelle Obama!

    To The Mother: “To those who oppose us, we say, ‘Strike the woman, and you strike the rock’. … If you are to free yourselves you must break the chains of oppression yourselves. Only then can we express our dignity, only when we have liberated ourselves can we co-operate with other groups. Any acceptance of humiliation, indignity or insult is acceptance of inferiority.” – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela!

    To The Wife: “The heights by great Women reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

    To The Parliamentarian: “Until then, Xiphegna had eluded the twin past of her years. Just as she represented the forgotten hamlet, she was a part of our past and the future … and in that marriage and ongoing dilemma of independence we saw Rhyder’s oppressive eye and appetite for control. … ‘The past beat me once before,’ Rhyder shuddered. ‘Past confidence and bombastic boasts were earlier promises and stellar construction between nail and board.’ … Xiphegna wondered if this distant grave and future life was her own … if this band of marauding clowns were her assigned souls to rescue, … Quarks, the Coromantee from the Sherkerley Mountains noted ‘Fig Tree Hill (Boggy Peak National Park) nearly take all of us,’ to which Bilay asked ‘you think Fig Tree Hill taking sweet revenge for us taxing Hamilton’ – for paid independence passport. … ‘Once you tax a living thing, it stalking you,’ responded Quarks. … ‘And to think, we could kill for a dream we never understood,’ said Bilay in anger! … Yen-Su who was looking for a village of his own, … sensed there was something more to his father’s action – something more vital in his investment. … ‘You don’t have to breed de blasted place to rule it.'” Edgar O Lake: The Devil’s Bridge!

    To The Minister: “Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.” ― Capitaine Thomas Sankara, President Burkina Faso, Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle!

    • One of the best law schools in the UK,you say.I say really!! How and what did you use to measure “the best”.Just congratulate the lady and end it there.

  4. Congratulations. What are the requirements to take the Bar exam for Antigua? Is it a bachelors in Law or a Masters or Doctorate degree in Law and taking and passing the Bar Exam.

    • There’s non…. it’s an online classes you take and your exams aka finals are overseen by someone from the ministry of education or she went ENGLAND to take it …..she most probably never had to argue for or against ..or need to present a thesis ..this is meaningless but looks great on paper would she be representing clients in a court of law in ANTIGUA clearly she’s privileged PM WIFE …..ANYONE WITH BRAINS KNOWS HOW EASIER IT IS TO PASS THE BAR QUICKLY IN ENGLAND THAN IN AMERICA

        • British….. Antigua doesnt have a LAW SCHOOL so therefore the “bar” cannot be taken there… All of the Antiguan Lawyers has traveled out of ANTIGUA for schooling …. theres high standards & requirements for taking the BAR in AMERICA but not so in ENGLAND ….

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