Establishing of 4th Campus of UWI In Antigua & Barbuda; A Defining Moment in Antigua &Barbuda’s History

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The establishment of the Fourth Landed Campus of the UWI,  is a landmark event and a defining moment in our nation’s history.  It opens a further pathway for our country’s growth, development and prosperity, through improved education, expanded knowledge, and increased capacity of its most significant resource – its people,” were the words of Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne while delivering remarks at the Ecumenical Service which launches the Five Islands Campus of the University of the West Indies in Antigua and Barbuda.

The country’s leader said that the opening of the Campus in Antigua and Barbuda provides the opportunity for every Antiguan and Barbudan to earn a degree.  “By opening the door of the University to all, we open the opportunity for this generation, and all the generations that follow: to know as much as the next person if not more; to hold their own anywhere in the world;

to rise-up from the dark shadow of ignorance into the glowing light of knowledge of competitiveness and of respect.  No Antiguan and Barbudan will be denied the opportunity of a University education; all will have access to it,” he said.

 

In giving thanks to God for the blessings, Prime Minister Browne said that today is truly a great day in the nation’s history.  “Today is further progress in our people’s long march to freedom.

Today the mist of the future is beginning to lift, and we see more clearly the heights to which we are ascending,” Prime Minister Browne concluded.

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  1. …..No Antiguan and Barbudan will be denied the opportunity of a University education; all will have access to it,” he said…..
    Is the PM saying that grass cutters can get a ‘Landscaping Degree’ at the 4th UWI Campus, and also gutter cleaners can get ‘Sanitation Degree’??

  2. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY PRIME MINISTER HON.GASTON BROWNE AND THE ABLP FOR MAKING THIS UNIVERSITY A REALITY. I WATCHED AND LISTENED TO THE EUCUMENICAL SERVICE YESTERDAY AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE MANY SPEECHES ESPECIALLY REV. BROWNE. NOW ALL THE NAYSAYERS AND BACKPEDDLERS ARE LICKING THEIR WOUNDS. I WONDER WHAT SERPENT , KNIGHT ,GLADYS POTTER AND UPP ARE SAYING.WELL THEY ALL HAVE ONE LINE EACH NIGHT. NOW IS THE TIME FOR MY PRIME MINISTER TO CALL A GENERAL ELECTION. ALL THE SEATS INCLUDING BARBUDA WILL BE ABLP. CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER.GREAT JOB TO HON.GASTON BROWNE , HON.MICHAEL BROWNE AND ABLP.

    SCOTIA BANK AND L.I.A.T ARE NEXT TO BE CONFIRMED. BLESSINGS.

    • I agreed with you @Johnny Harris…Mr. PM need to call the election Now…Now…Now… The season is ripe and plentiful ready to pick in full harvest.

  3. I pray God’s blessings on our University. May the Most High Jehovah God continue to grant wisdom to all who ask it of Him.

    Wonderful investment in our human resource capital. Blessings and success to ALL.

  4. What do all the naysayers have to say now??. I remeber there was one in particular who goes by the name ‘Jackie’ who said we cant afford it and it best we still send our people to Barbadoes, Jamacia and Trinidad. I wonder what ‘Jackie’ and other think when they see that 4th landed campus is a reality.

    • Because a university opens does not mean we can afford it. Perhaps you can tell @Jackie and the rest of us who have questions as to where the multi millions (in some cases billions) it takes per year to run a university are going to come from. This campus, unlike many others, does not appear to have any benefactors (endowments)…any potential donor would have to be very careful in this present environment about how and where they would place any bequests to ensure their monies end up where it is supposed to end up… Universities in large countries are either publically funded from a substantial population or privately run with benefactors and charging hefty fees. Professors command big salaries and perks and all the accessories required for the students to achieve also come with six figure costs. People who have actually attended a university of consequence or parents of same would know to some extent the high costs of gaining a real degree. So, is this university going to be a well-funded, well-kept enduring reality or is this yet another claim to fame whim that will crumble to a grinding halt for lack of funds? State college isn’t doing too well in the crumbling to the ground dept. right now, is it??

      • From your response I can tell u are one of them.backward lowminded thinking persons who does not want to see Antigua progress and develop. You are one of those person who will forever kiss ass the the rich and elite. Poor you who refuses to emancipate your mental slavery.

      • The money to run and maintained the 4th UWI Campus will come from by taxing the people and increased cost of living.

    • You have to understand these people do any and everything only for politics. The same they did with the vote of the CCJ. The know very well that politicians cannot influence the CCJ judges in any way shape or form. And that by going to the CCJ many more people will have access to the final court of appeal. Now we are back at the status quo and nothing will change and nothing has changed. Poor people cannot access the Privy Council if the have a case they want to take their.

  5. EACH ENDEAVOURING, ALL ACHIEVING!!!

    Let us “Gird our loins and join the battle” as we work together to face the inevitable challenges. A most crucial step in BUILDING THE ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE!

  6. Congrats! Now let us strive to make it sustainable for future generations. Safety and Security should be of utmost importance.

  7. I can’t believe you @just asking…yes, grass cutters and sanitation workers can go to college part time and get a degree. That’s called elevation and progress. Antigua does not have a caste society; its all in your mind. This is a great opportunity for all Antiguans and the region, who have thought that a college degree was out of their reach.

    We need more scholarships and opportunity for people from low income families, the grass cutters and sanitation workers.

    • @Adjunct Professor, some of these grass cutter and gutter cleaners are secondary school dropped out and some had never receive secondary education. Can they still make their applications to attend the 4th UWI Campus to gain their degrees in Landscaping and Sanitation? As the PM said that no Antiguan and Barbudan will be denied the opportunity of a University education; all will have access to it.

  8. Continuing the LEGACY OF THE FATHER OF THE NATION: The Rt. Hon. SIR VERE CORNWALL BIRD Sr.
    We honour PAPA BIRD and all others who laid the foundation and paved the way to make this a reality.

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