Ross University students arrive in Barbados

Mia Motley, PM of Barbados and Lisa Wardell, CEO of Adtalem Global, the parent company of Ross University

After enduring the ravages of Hurricane Maria in Dominica and being forced to relocate to either St. Kitts or to the state of Tennessee in the United States, the Ross University Students have begun arriving in Barbados. Some of the 1,500 students expected to begin classes at the university have landed on the Island.

According to Loop News Barbados, the students have begun arriving at the Grantley Adams National Airport as of Saturday December 29, 2018.

“There was a welcome committee at the Villages of Coverley near the town centre where the students checked-in. The students were shuttled from the airport, some in taxi vans with the Ross University School of Medicine logos, to the Check-In centre at Coverley and then from there were transported to their residences,” Loop News reported.

The article went on to explain that in her end-of-year update, Prime Minister Mia Mottley told Barbadians:

“One of the most significant [investments] of course is Ross University, which will bring approximately 1,500 students from January and substantial inflows of cash. These 1,500 students need transport; they need to eat, they need to interact with Barbados business. In short, they are nine-month tourists equivalent to a jump in our tourism by 10% in one year.”

It was said that the students are to begin classes at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Two Mile Hill when the semester commences next month.

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20 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 3, 2019

    “One of the most significant [investments] of course is Ross University, which will bring approximately 1,500 students from January and substantial inflows of cash. These 1,500 students need transport; they need to eat, they need to interact with Barbados business. In short, they are nine-month tourists equivalent to a jump in our tourism by 10% in one year.”

    Dear Double doctor; Dr. Punjab/Duquesne, how do you feel about the comments made by the prime minister of Barbados? How dose it feel to know that because of your stupidity, and lack of ability to build an International Airport in the country, and and ensure proper modern Internet facilities to the former Ross Campus, they left you high and dry, and went to a much smaller island with all the facilities they need?

    Ponder on that with your Mountain Chicken (crapo) Mentality, and see if your conscience will tell you it is time to quit; step down; you are causing more harm to the nation than good.

    You screwed the country!

  2. Doomed
    January 2, 2019

    Enjoy the higher rent you will be paying. Blame it on the ceo

    • Ellsworth
      January 2, 2019

      Higher rent perhaps – but they’ll have quality housing and won’t have to contend with the slumlords of Dominica. Enjoy Dominica’s “future”.

    • %
      January 2, 2019

      And the CEO in this case is called Skerrit.. It’s only under his lazy leadership this could happen anywhere in the Caribbean. So shameful!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 3, 2019

      You know you are a very ignorant very sick person; you are spewing venom because Ross  left you all in your backwardness, and poverty stricken island!

      One of the reasons rent is higher in Barbados is all due to the fact the average person in Barbados works for an annual average gross salary of $BBD 66,528.

      After taxes, the average net salary per year is $BBD 51,559.00: if we divide 51,529/12 that equals $4,294.00 per month. How many people in Dominica are working for four thousand dollars per month? Some people in the private sector get paid more than Roosevelt salary as prime minister of Dominica.

      I can tell you how the rent works in Barbados: my former wife lives here;  however owns millions of rental Real Estate in Barbados!

      Barbados is a fully developed island, been like that even in the colonial days: The British left Barbados fully developed, so stop talking nonsense, Ross left Roosevelt in his crap for better!

      They found better in Barbados!

  3. ATKINSON
    January 2, 2019

    Just thinking, when the first graduation class of Ross in barbados, Ross university should give the evil “Dr Supremo” and counsel “Tony” an honorable Doctorate degree, and its should be presented to them by Lisa and Mia, thanking them for screwing up :mrgreen:

  4. Zammmmm
    January 2, 2019

    Everything is up side down in Dominica.. If they wanted answers regarding Rosss the answers are in Barbados… Barbados embraced the opportunity whilst Dominica was a backward and slow to action country under PM Skerritt.
    Shame on Dominicans for still allowing this failed government to be in power. Dominicans need a new mindset for 2019..

  5. Lady Valley
    January 1, 2019

    However one may wish to spin the story, Dominica has loss big time to Barbados and Dominicans must hold this DLP government to account.

  6. JAH KAL
    January 1, 2019

    Shame on you skerrit and your goons the Bagans people laughing at u espeacially when they going to the bank and dominicans sit on their lorrels and did northing espeacially the people from north.Shame on u all.

    • Anon
      January 2, 2019

      You want to overthrow Skerrit and cant even spell. Its Bajans ……

      • Frank N Stein
        January 2, 2019

        And its also laurel. jeez learn to spell before you come online. and no its not a typo

    • January 3, 2019

      And it is “you” not spelt u. And you want to overthrow Skerrit.

  7. Ibo France
    December 31, 2018

    This singular event, the departure of ROSS, should cause the political demise of the DLP. Gross incompetence, negligence, dereliction of duty and recalcitrance by the sleepy regime are the main causes for this immense, unforgivable loss of this economic giant. If the DLP retain power, after such an unbelievably deplorable performance, then Dominicans are most deserving of living in eternal misery.

  8. Rose
    December 31, 2018

    Good luck. But always remember “what goes around come back around” it never faills.

  9. %
    December 31, 2018

    This is such a debilitating blow on our island Dominica.Ross passed through at least six
    Prime Ministers,and it took the most incompetent and deceiptful one to cause Ross to exit .He fooled Labourites with promises of international airport ad nauseum .He, lying Skerrit,underestimated the far reaching consequences of his lies and deception .Poor health care,and poor infrastructure still exist,with no signs of improvement .Under Skerrit as PM Dominica is doomed. What a nuisance of a P M!! Lisa Wardell said that the Bajan PM has a biass towards improving education and health care services..What a shame DLP has allowed 30% of a country’s GDP to take flight away from country
    Well Done Mis Motley..
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  10. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    December 31, 2018

    His royal highness the illustrious almighty grand leader of Dominica and his sidekick attorney should have been in the welcome committee to greet the students on their arrival in Barbados and apologize for their suffering due to his poor planning after the hurricane on Dominica.

  11. JBaptiste
    December 31, 2018

    Mrs Mortley should invite the PM to the opening of ROSS and ask him to give a speech on the economic importance of these schools in the Caribbean. Knowing the intellectual capacity of his base,he would accept and they would cheer on, especially possi people.

    Sadly in 2018 we have a PM who I would not send to the supermarket for me running a country.

    Thanks for posting 95% of my comments DNO. Happy New year to proprietor and staff of DNO. keep the news coming in 2019. We need a lot of follow-ups to stories that have gone cold.

    • %
      December 31, 2018

      I think that the Bajans would laugh at him..Only in Dominica his fools see this parody of a Prime Minister as someone fit to hold such an office .What a shame!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Reviewer
      January 1, 2019

      Well well well, if you would not be able to send the PM to the supermarket, I wonder where you would be able to send an opposition leader whose most notable qualification/experience is having spent the last twenty years or more trying to take down a man and failing miserably at doing so. In the process he has lost numerous court battles even at the highest level of the court…failed strategy!

      On the other hand the PM has been able to win over the hearts and minds of not just Dominicans here and abroad, but also that of people all across the globe. The man went to the UN days after Maria and spoke of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world, and the world responded,; he even got a doctorate from a renowned university for this.

      Generally, Dominicans are extremely pleased with the recovery effort following hurricane Maria, a recovery effort spearheaded by the PM…..on the other what has the leader of the opposition achieved?

      nada

  12. Not Herd Follower
    December 31, 2018

    My heart cries for DA.

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