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09 Oct

Legislation is coming to regulate off-shore universities, especially medical universities that want to set up in Barbados.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made the announcement in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Washington University of Barbados based at Casa Grande Hotel in St. Philip.

Late last week, government officials were called in after students said they were at the University without food and water.

Speaking to the BLP Christ Church South branch meeting over the weekend, Ms Mottley said Barbados needs to have certainty and transparency in all things relating to those universities.

The Prime Minister says the government now has a humanitarian responsibility to the students.

Ms Mottley also lambasted former education minister, Ronald Jones for his involvement in the matter, adding that a government minister had approved a short term work permit for the chief executive officer on March 7th.

The CEO, Rao Venkata Gopi, is accused of issuing bad cheques to two entities.

He was remanded to prison on the indictable matter Monday.