Alfred highlights the significance of All Saint’s University on Dominica’s economy

Education Minister Octavia Alfred has highlighted the significance of the All Saint’s University School of Medicine (ASUSM) on Dominica’s economy.

The University has been in operation in Dominica for over the past 13 years.

She told the school’s 39th White Coat Ceremony held on Saturday that the University has grown into a valuable social and economic partner and the government of Dominica remains supportive of the University’s operation on this island.

“We are also grateful for the impact the University is having on Dominica’s social and economic landscape,” she said.

According to her, All Saint’s University attracts international students, many of whom find it easy to integrate into our society participating in churches and other social activities including sports.

Alfred also added that at All Saint’s local lecturers, administrators and other personnel are employed.

“This contribution to our tax base along with government fees, student expenditure on housing, transportation, utilities and other goods and services all contribute to the local economy,” she stated.

ASUSM Dominica is chartered and recognized by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and is authorized by the Government to confer the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree upon its students who successfully complete all the graduation requirements of the University.

Graduates of All Saints University are eligible to practice medicine in Dominica.

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  1. January 30, 2020

    That’s very good. What’s about reopening of Ross?

  2. look it
    January 29, 2020

    The truth is miss Alfred constituency is the poorest in Dominica, charity starts at home, why not tackle that first. If you think all saint is that good, why send people in other country to study. You are using all saint to help others to speak and learn English language.
    The road ahead is rough, come clean

  3. Casio
    January 29, 2020

    When is the old Ross campus reopening? They were supposed to have been opened since last september i heard but we are now approaching February. Have any new students come in to fbegin filling the apartment buildings and uplifting the economy in the north? We cannot let All saints leave us either. What if CLear harbor also closes? We need more baskets to put our eggs.

    • derp
      January 29, 2020

      Apparently it’s open and running, but idk why they’re not making a big hooray about it

        January 29, 2020

        If it running and Skerrit them not talking then I conclude is Iranians and other sanction evading nationalities that attending that fake school.

    • dee
      January 29, 2020


      Now we expecting to hear your opinion on the loss of ”Ross University” and the effect it has on the Dominican economy as we enact an investigation into why and how it all happened . WHO IS TO BLAME is going to remain a History Question .

  4. Pipo
    January 29, 2020

    Pity the same thoughts were not expressed about Ross. Were they less important?

  5. Ross USM staff
    January 28, 2020

    It is shameful, downright wickedness for Alfred to now say that All Saints USM plays a significant role in DA’s economy but joined with Skerritt who had RUSM dispatched to Barbados. Which USM employed more people and contributed much more to our economy Alfred? What kind of heart do you all have?

  6. Real deal
    January 28, 2020

    As we speak Trump is under trial in the US and Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted by his country’s Court. I challenge Daniel Carbon or the Judiciary in Dominica to man try to investigate Skerrit? We sure not shot of criminal allegations. So I call on Minister Alfred and the DLP cabinet to man tell Skerrit to clear his name by asking Carbon or CARICOM to investigate at least the allegations made by Al Jazeera, in November to December. So what you guys think? I know this is not quite related to the article but I like real news man.

  7. Real deal
    January 28, 2020
  8. Justice
    January 28, 2020

    What measures are being put in place so that they won’t relocate to Barbados after the next hurricane?

  9. Kalinago Justice
    January 28, 2020

    :?: That slave plantation mentality island is really a fool’s paradise! When you have such a lady, just because she was a school teacher,as education minister, why can this island move forward to! :?:

  10. PM is a donkey?
    January 28, 2020

    Ms. Alfred which one of the universities had a stronger impact on the economic, All Saints orr Ross University? Well I guess we would all say Ross University. So why did your leader, Roosevelt Skerrit allowed Ross University after 40 years here? I guess is because of the previous Minister of Education Petter St. Jean, since is he Skerrit fired for causing Ross to go?

    • Lin clown
      January 29, 2020

      DONKEY you are a REAL DONKEY.Stop BRAYING,there is a new university in place.Same old BS from UWP DONKEY,just a different day.Same old,same old STAGNANT WATER that is UWP.VIEWSEXPRESSED is the WORST of the lot,an OVEREDUCATED LOSER.Crying since 2000.

      • dissident
        January 29, 2020

        So why miss Alfred make no mention of it? And it’s economic benefit to our economy.
        Ross University added multiple times economic benefit to our economy than that of ALL saints University.
        Some of you are so ignorant of the facts.
        Where is the economic activity around All saints University that was all over Picard?
        De real people with a thinking brain will just discard you.

        Good riddance.

      • Toto
        January 29, 2020

        So where are the students and staff renting the apartments clown? Answer that one clown. So far we seen one Indian lady but we don’t really know from where, suppose to be in charge of a new company to run a new medical school but we know nothing about them. Is that a scheme for washing money.?

      • Real Donkey
        January 29, 2020

        Lin Clown I will let Petter St. Jean tell us who is the Real Donkey. You remember who he told us? I know he didn’t use “donkey” but even when I quote him DNO changing the name Petter St. Jean used so I using donkey to avoid trouble but I am quite sure you know the t 3 three letter word St. Jeanne used

  11. Hendricks Paul
    January 28, 2020

    Has all saints ever had a full accreditation review by the Dominica Medical Board?? Just asking

    • January 29, 2020

      They’re accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine, which is internationally recognised, including by the U.S.

      • Malatete
        January 30, 2020

        You are correct. They were accredited by the ACCM of Ireland . However, not till May of last year, a full thirteen years after the university opened in April 2006.

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