Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Sold! BET building acquired by American University of Barbados

BY:  LOOP NEWS 18:32, December 1, 2016

The American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine is expanding its operations to the former BET building in Wildey.

This revelation came today from Minister of Education, Ronald Jones.

He says the move demonstrates the institution's long- term commitment to Barbados and illustrates AUB's planned expansion in education and particularly in medical education. The AUB began five years ago in a small space in Wildey and later moved to Landsdown, Silver Sands.

The property at Wildey was vacated by Flow (formerly BET) at the end of October 2015 and renovation work on the interior of the main building began in April 2016. The northern part of the property houses several buildings and parking areas, while the southern part includes cricket grounds and tennis courts. It is owned by a joint venture which includes the Property Fund, the National Insurance Scheme and Sagicor.

The transaction for the acquisition of the building was expected to be completed by today, according to Chairman of the BET Joint Venture, Sir Geoffrey Cave. This morning, officials from the Ministry of Education and the AUB met with the media to update them on the development. Also present was Minister with Responsibility for Immigration, Senator Darcy Boyce, who was praised for assisting with the facilitation of the process.

The BET Joint Venture Chair said they previously had used the property for the purpose of renting it back to Cable and Wireless, but the building has been vacant for a while.

"Meesam came by and said he will like to expand his American University and thought that this property would suit him very nicely; the transaction we expect to close today. I wish to make a compliment to the Government of Barbados for being able to transact this business because to change the use of a property is not an easy one and the expectation in the business world is this will take six months and we will not be able to afford that time,” he said.

Similar sentiments of praise to the Government came from President of The American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine Meesam Ali Khan.

He said, "Not even in my own country it takes so short a time, I must praise the Government of Barbados for its speed in which everything was put in place to make this a reality," he said.

According to Mr Ali Khan, when the school is moved into the new building, the students will benefit from 3D animations, medical games and research facilities, which will be facilitated by their parent institution in India - ERA's Lucknow Medical College and Hospital.

Currently there are close to 200 students at the facility in Barbados and they come from African countries, the UK, the USA and the Caribbean. It was also noted that several students were now off-island training in their clinicals and rotations, and very soon Barbados would have its first set of graduates from the AUB.

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