February 12, 2010

Libya offers scholarships to Vincentians

Vincentian students desirous of pursuing studies in medicine and the natural sciences will be provided the opportunity to do so in Libya.{{more}}

This was disclosed by Prime Minister Dr.Ralph Gonsalves on February 8, 2010.

Gonsalves said the issue of the provision of scholarships was one of several matters discussed on his recent trip to Libya.

“In Libya, the instruction is carried out in English and from text books written in English,” said Gonsalves.

Students interested in taking up the opportunity will have to contact the Service Commissions Department for further details.

Gonsalves said the Libyans also gave a recommitment to provide assistance for the Argyle International Airport Project.

This comes against the backdrop of a site visit to the Argyle International Airport Project by a Libyan envoy last year.

Gonsalves disclosed that the Prime Minister of Libya, Dr. El Baghdadi Ali El Mahmoudi, gave the relevant officials instructions to proceed on the commitment. During the prime minister’s trip he also met with Libyan Leader, Muammar-el-Gaddafi.

Meanwhile, Gonsalves announced that an Embassy of Libya will be opened in St.Lucia. He noted that he made the suggestion that St.Lucia be used as the based on the grounds that the OECS Secretariat is already there.

Likewise, a decision was taken to open the Libyan Investment Bank in St.Kitts. Gonsalves said this is based
on the East Caribbean Central Bank being there.

Prime Minister Gonsalves explained although he assisted in the introduction of these initiatives executed by Libya, he doesn’t mind them having regional locations because regional integration opportunities have to be explored.

He, however, noted that a determination is to be made as to where the holding company will be established.