This announcement was made by UWP leader Lennox Linton, during a press conference held in Portsmouth on Wednesday, to address the departure of Ross University School of Medicine from Dominica.
On Friday, August 3, 2018, Adtalem Global Education Inc announced the closure of its Ross University School of Medicine, after 40 years in the Picard area in Portsmouth, Dominica. Ross has moved to Barbados.
Linton pledged to engage the owners of Ross with “clear commitments to deal decisively with investment support and public infrastructure improvements that are needed to facilitate the operations in Dominica.”
He added that the UWP will propose to Adtalem, opportunities for profitable growth into medi-tourism with a private public Hospital where it can provide clinical training for studies, while treating American patients with American standard medical service at a fraction of US costs.
“We will also explore with Adtalem, a partnership for the establishment of a research and development facility for herbal medicines, primarily geared towards the emerging nutritive global industry for plant-based medicinal & wellness products, especially medical cannabis [marijuana],” the UWP leader added.
He promised that a UWP administration’s “Nature Island Investment Attraction Program” will target the world’s foremost green technology corporations and universities interested in research development of climate friendly technology solutions.