PM Skerrit welcomes Ross University’s new Dean and Chancellor

The men met at the Prime Minister’s office on Monday

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit welcomed Dr. William Owen, Ross University’s School of Medicine’s new Dean and Chancellor, to Dominica earlier on Monday, June 12th.

The two leaders met at the Prime Minister’s Office in Roseau.

Dr. Owen’s appointment was announced in March and he took up his duties in April. He is based in Miramar Florida.

With over 1,100 students enrolled at Ross University’s Dominica Campus, Dr. Owen told the Prime Minister’s Communications Unit that plans are under way for the groundbreaking of an EC$7.8 million dollar Colleague Center which should take place in the coming months.

Dr. Owen was accompanied by Stanley White, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Dominica Campus.

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10 Comments

  1. truth , shall set you free
    June 13, 2017

    This is so odd, Men conversing with a boy , just a normal school teacher, These c doctors must be wondering, What are we really doing?

  2. Dominican
    June 13, 2017

    Ross already has a rec centre why all this money into a similar venture just to take away money from the local entertainment providers?

    • The Tempest
      June 13, 2017

      You are wrong. Actually the foreign students are complaining that Dominica is very quiet and does not have any entertainment facilities. Many of them hop to neighboring islands whenever possible for a little social life.
      You know quite well that Dominica opens at 6 a.m and shots down at 6 p.m. Roseau the main town is a ghost town by 8 p.m!!! You know that. One more thing, going in a rum shop and play domino that all you locals call entertainment is foreign stuff for foreigners dude!!!

    • Dante Jones
      June 13, 2017

      I’ve been saying this forever. There’s no 1st world type of entertainment or recreation in Dominica. Sure we are accustomed to just going by the river, beach, jam, sewo etc but these people come from countries where they enjoy going to see a movie at a modern theater, shopping or hanging out at malls and commercial centers, theme parks etc.

  3. chappie
    June 13, 2017

    Congratulations and welcome to the new Dean and Chancellor and best wishes for continued development and expansion of Ross University – truly cherished by all Dominicans and Pride of the north!

    BTW – Any details on what the concept of the Colleague Center is? Is this the construction of housing units for the freshmen that generated some anxiety to landlords in Portsmouth? Besides this, any update on the progress of the 100 million development program for Ross that was promoted in the lead up to the renewal of the school’s agreement with Dominica (which was signed by Government officials on the nation’s behalf)?
    This release is a bit thin on info. for instance, why not take this opportunity to plug the massive contribution of Ross to Dominica in terms of investment and domestic spending, employment, foreign exchange, social/community contributions and direct word-of-mouth destination marketing from faculty and staff with spillover contribution to our general tourism promotion…

  4. Emile Dominique
    June 13, 2017

    Good Job. But why don’t we honour Mr Clerance “Baba” Butler who single hand brought this investment to Dominica. Now we are putting it at risk by association with Russia. Russia is no ones friend. Putin is always and only interesting in Russia’s status as a super power. He is fanatical about this.

    • Same old story
      June 13, 2017

      Why didn’t you tell that to Edison James when he established diplomatic relations with Russia in 1995.

      • June 13, 2017

        Stop feeding Dominican with lies, the Dominica Freedom Party Ma Charles was the party which established diplomatic relations with Russia, the same freedom party members responsible for hijacking the then labor party, each and everything bad happening in dominica today are being blame on the UWP, all I have to say is time will tell, those who want to swallow all you labourites cool aid without smelling it will one day put your hands on your heads screaming, just a matter of time

    • Dominican
      June 13, 2017

      Where are you getting this information? Its not the first time you post it but check your facts again. The reason he is not getting the honour you talk about maybe because your facts are skewed

      • Emile Dominique
        June 13, 2017

        @ Dominican My facts are not skewed. Here are other contributions you may not know about. When Mr Butler was the French Consul General he was instrumental in bringing the largest French aircraft career to visit Dominica. He also single handedly got Grammacks to play at a Super Bowl in Miami. He established a successful business of shipping coconuts to England. THOSE ARE FACTS.
        Those facts are as real as Patrick John was the first Prime Minister of Dominica.
        Or that Fort Young Hotel was the brain child of E O Leblanc and J B Charles. Two statesmen on opposite side of the political fence. Or that DBS was the brain child of EO Leblanc like the National Bank, The farmers Market, the Ministries. LeBlanc also bought land at Londondary to build an International Airport. What other facts before 1980 you want to know.

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