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University of the West Indies’ Dilemma

University of the West Indies’ Dilemma Adam Raffoul (12 June 2022) – On June 2, 2022, the Trinidad & Tobago government, due to financial constraints, announced its decision to cut its annual subvention to the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus (UWI St. Augustine) by 10% from TT $517.1 million a year. This has plunged the university into a deficit, with campus administrators proposing an increase in tuition of 25-71%, depending on the programme. The government has...

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T&T Government – Closing the GATE of Opportunity

[Editor’s Note: Adam Raffoul, a young Trinidad & Tobago businessman, questions the wisdom and short-sightedness of the Trinidad and Tobago government to cut funding for tertiary education. Adequately funding education generally, especially at the tertiary level, is a major challenge for cash-strapped countries of the Caribbean, but failure to fund education threatens Caribbean future development. This discussion is worth having.]    T&T Government – Closing the GATE of...