Government of Dominica may pursue legal action against Ross University School of Medicine

by: - January 10, 2019
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Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)

Legal action against Ross University School of Medicine for breach of contract has not been ruled out.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit disclosed this at the End of Year Review address on Tuesday 8th January, 2019.

Mr. Skerrit said the relocation of Ross University has caused major implications for investors.

 “We are not ruling this out because we believe that [and] my view to the government is that we should pursue Ross where compensation is concerned. We had a lease agreement with Ross. Ross broke the lease unilaterally and there are several of our citizens who would have invested based on the lease with Ross [and] specifically to Ross and I believe that we very well may pursue Ross where compensation is concerned,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.

Prime Minister Skerrit said Ross University School of Medicine handed back the premises to the government late last year.

“Now that we have the full possession of Ross University owned by the people of Dominica it places us in a stronger position to continue engaging those partners who can now come with no hindrances or encumbrances to visit the campus and to inspect for themselves whether that campus is suitable for them to operate as a school. But we are very confident that we shall find a replacement to Ross and even maybe a better partner,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated.

Ross University of School of Medicine operated in Dominica for over 40 years.

In August 2018, Ross University School Of Medicine announced their decision to relocate to Barbados.