Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – Prime Minister Gaston Browne is set to receive the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Legacy Award for leadership in facilitating nation-building, strengthening regional alliances, and creating a legacy that future generations can build on.
According to a release from the government’s Director General of Communications, Maurice Merchant, Browne will travel to New York this week and will be presented with the prestigious award on Thursday.
In his letter to Prime Minister Browne to announce the award, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles said AFUWI is proud of Browne’s accomplishments as Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Corporate Governance.
“Your passion and commitment to improving the lives of the people of your country are evidenced by the many initiatives you and your administration have implemented to address matters germane to nation-building.
“These include increasing the housing stock, reducing unemployment, improving health care via the upgrade of plant and equipment, increasing the number of medical practitioners, infrastructure upgrades of airports and seaports, funding for venture capital and entrepreneurial endeavours, and increasing investment in building a robust and competitive tourism industry,” Sir Hilary wrote.