Antigua and Barbuda has been given the necessary approval to establish the fourth landed campus of the UWI.
This was disclosed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne over the weekend.
Accoording to the Prime Minister, between Monday and Tuesday of this week, the UWI will be writing to Antigua and Barbuda.
“Sir Hilary (Beckles) called myself and the honourable attorney general last evening and he informed us that the members of the University Council have now unanimously approved the fourth landed campus for Antigua and Barbuda,” Browne told his weekly radio programme.
He said following the announcement by UWI, an implementation committee will be established by the university.
“My understanding now is that on Monday, the chancellor, after he would have informed the various council members, he would then issue a formal statement to that effect and he will then mandate the university to establish an implementation committee, the prime minister announced.
Browne said the three campus countries which had concerns about the fourth landed campus have now been satisfied.
“You know there are three countries who had reservations, those reservations have been lifted,” he said.
The government has indicated it would fund the university by a windfall tax on financial institutions in the country.