Barbados may soon be welcoming another American university to its shores, local reports say.
According to Barbados Today, Prime Minister Mia Mottley revealed that talks with Chamberlain University have already begun and she was hoping those discussions can soon be “wrapped up”.
She made the disclosure during a tour of the Villages at Coverley, where 1,500 students and staff at the Ross University School of Medicine will reside, the newspaper reported.
Chamberlain University is a for-profit healthcare and nursing school that offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes in nursing, and a public health master’s degree.
According to Barbados Today, while not disclosing details, the PM said that her administration is using Ross University as a test run.
Earlier this year Ross University announced that it was leaving Dominica, which had been battered by Hurricane Maria, to relocate to Barbados after 40 years on the Caribbean island.
At the time, Prime Minister Mottley denied there was anything underhanded by her Administration into accepting the Ross University School of Medicine’s move to Barbados.