“Your Government is in discussion with top-rated international medical schools that wish to open campuses in the BVI. Once approved, this will provide a lot of opportunities for our people in the near future,” Hon Fahie said.
He said as part of the agreement, schools will be committed to enrolling an agreed number of Virgin Islanders for medical training.
“This will contribute to the development of our people and open the door for those individuals to enter lucrative careers in the medical field.”
Further, Premier Fahie also said the initiative will attract foreign students who will need accommodation, transportation and other services and this will contribute to economic activity in the Territory.
“The economic spin-off of having more than a hundred medical students on our shores in the near future can only bode well for our hoteliers, villas, apartments, Airbnb, Car rentals, taxi,” Hon Fahie said.
Other industries that will benefit include restaurants, supermarkets, car sales businesses and several other individuals, according to the Premier.