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Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie signed an agreement with the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and other Health Professionals (CAAM-HP) under CARICOM to establish medical schools in the Territory.
The Premier said, “It is now official! After years of pursuit, today while attending the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados I also took the time on behalf of the BVI to sign an agreement for us as a Territory to establish medical schools through the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and other Health Professionals.”
He added, “This is good news as well as it will create more opportunities for our people of the BVI in many areas such as rental of apartments, need for increased forms of transportation, scholarships to study medicine at home, adding value to our healthcare - an overall boost to our economy.”
The Premier credited Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley and the public officers that made the agreement come to fruition.
Premier Fahie also signed an agreement with CXC that outlines the Territory’s membership in the organisation and the benefits that will be received as a member, such as free training for teachers, reduced fees for our examinations and a stake in the direction of the organisation.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie with other Heads of Government at the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados. (Provided)