Sinckler stands by students
THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) remains firmly committed to free education in Barbados and will honour its financial obligations to students at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler gave this assurance yesterday while addressing the St James South branch of the DLP at Wanstead.
On the matter of the financial situation at the Cave Hill Campus of the UWI, he said: “Let me give these students the peace of mind . . . . Absolutely, we will meet our commitments to the students.”
He said that while there would be changes and cuts in expenditure, education would remain free under the DLP. His comments follow recent expressions of concern from the Cave Hill Campus about the outstanding money owed it by Government. The campus said the money was urgently needed to pay its debts.
However, Government subsequently promised to settled the debt following talks between Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and vice chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris. (ES