PM Browne: This matter was brought our attention at the Cabinet last Wednesday and resolved.
The Cabinet previously authorized a payment of the fees in excess of half a million dollars.
We were told that the Port had given the students a sum of money to cover fees, which they mistakenly thought used for their upkeep.
In any event, instructions were given to the treasury to settle the full amount outstanding.”
Cabinet Notes from Wednesday: It was brought to Cabinet’s attention that EC$67,000 were owed to the Caribbean Maritime Union (CMU) for tuition and other expenses incurred by Antiguan and Barbudan students who are studying at the Jamaican tertiary institution.
Cabinet ordered the sum to be immediately paid, from the CIU, so that the students are allowed to matriculate.