UWI Backs Down – Antigua PM Supports Local MPs Wanting To Question Use Of Funds

Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, supports Jamaican politicians who say the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) initial refusal to appear before a parliamentary committee must be used by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to galvanise efforts to cut links with the British monarchy.The UWI stunned the Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) on Wednesday in a letter advising that it would not meet a request to appear before it as the institution is a regional autonomous one, and under its 1962 Royal Charter, the UWI answers to the British monarchy, identified as the ‘visitor’.Read More…http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20161014/uwi-backs-down-antigua-pm-supports-local-mps-wanting-question-use

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