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PM: UCB still on cards

Carlos Atwell

PM: UCB still on cards
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (third from left), Jean Holder (fourth from left) and Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw (right) at the renaming ceremony of the Jean & Norma Holder Hospitality Institute. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

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Government has not abandoned the establishment of the University College of Barbados (UCB).

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said despite setbacks, the dream of a single institution to focus on arts and sciences was still on the cards.

“Sometimes in life you cannot get where you want as quickly as you need to go. I would have much rather to have also be announcing today that this institute was part of the UCB, but we are not yet there because we have first to deal with the reality that our children first needed access to whatever tuition services were available in this country,” she said.

Mottley, who was delivering the feature address yesterday at the renaming ceremony of the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) Hospitality Institute/Hotel PomMarine in Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church, said it was painful to face facts about how long the establishment of the amalgamated institution was taking. (CA)

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