OECS Authority Chair Suggests How Some Countries Can Assist Others in UWI Economic Cost

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Tuesday 18th June, 2019-There is a proposal for countries with Citizenship by Investment Programmes to increase their fees to help pay for some territories within the OECS to cover their citizens’ economic cost to UWI’s fourth landed campus.

That’s one of the suggestions revealed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne as efforts are being made to ensure the fourth landed campus of the University of the West Indies serves the entire sub-region.

Prime Minister Browne was speaking at a media conference this afternoon at the close of the meeting of Heads of Government of the OECS Authority.

The Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Didacus Jules, has been asked to develop a paper that will ensure the fourth landed campus is established as a sub-regional institution. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is the new chairman of the authority told reporters the document will be presented for further consideration at the next meeting of the authority, where the structure of the Five Island campus and other critical components will be examined to ensure it will in no way bar those in the sub-region from gaining access.

Mr. Browne says ensuring OECS citizens gain access doesn’t in anyway reduces his country’s responsibility to the UWI campus.

Antigua and Barbuda is to receive formal notification shortly on the fourth landed campus.