NASSAU, The Bahamas — A Signing of Amended Heads of Agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) took place today, January 5, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister. This new Heads of Agreement provides a more profitable structure for The Bahamas with removal of the moratorium on medical schools: The Bahamas is opened to more educational investment. Devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in Grand Bahama did not sway WAUSM’s commitment to the island. CEO Peter Goetz said they were “committed to being a part of the renaissance of Grand Bahama.” There are currently 22 students enrolled at the university and 50 more are slated to join in May. For the Fall Semester 250 students have applied for the 100 spots available. Five Bahamians will receive full scholarships to the institution this year. Secretary to the Cabinet Nicole Campbell is pictured signing.
In the group photo, standing from left: Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey; Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville; Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Philip Davis; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper; Founder and CEO/WAUSM Peter Goetz; and WAUSM Managing Director Bill Colgan. Not pictured: Joseph Davis, Founding Investor and Government Affairs Liaison; Adrian Hunter, Legal Advisor; and Tanya Pratt Liaison.
Source: Bahamas Information Services