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  2. aimu observer said:
    The Strange Case Of AIMU And Dr. ***
    Written by Ozzy King | June 13, 2015
    The Strange Case of AIMU and Dr. *** | St. Lucia STAR

    In the opening scene of ***** Lynch’s Blue Velvet we are introduced to all the quintessential elements of idyllic American suburbia: red roses against the backdrop of a white picket fence; a fireman waving cheerfully to us while he hangs from a truck as it rolls down a suburban street; a gentle female police officer diligently helping a band of pleasant kids cross a motorway and the pivotal set-up of an elderly man leisurely watering his lawn.
    We then see this man holding the back of his neck in agony. He collapses onto the lawn, still holding the hose as water jets profusely into the air. Then comes an incessant, ominous droning and we are skillfully lured beneath the verdant green of the lawn into the hostile netherworld of a repulsive congestion of scurrying beetles.
    The immediate point Lynch communicates is that beneath the veneer of placid normality exists a thriving ecosystem of criminality and corruption—a perspective which completely encapsulates the recent unraveling of the Lambirds and AIMU scandals on Rick Wayne’s TALK.
    The AIMU scandal, exposed during the disentangling of the Lambirds Affair, appears to be a prototype and inspiration for the latter. The accusations hurled at AIMU are redolent of that launched against the Lambirds Academy. Like those of Lambirds, the students of AIMU appear to be the victims of a nefarious cabal, lured to St. Lucia by seductive online advertisements that promised a lot and delivered next to nothing.
    The highlight of the June 4th episode of TALK was Rick Wayne’s pre-recorded interview of Executive Dean and CEO of the American International Medical University (AIMU), Dr. *** ****. This was an invaluable complement to the preceding show which disclosed—via Mr. Wayne’s pre-recorded interview of a former student of AIMU by the name of *******—the alleged atrocities perpetuated by the administration of AIMU against its students. Despite having marshaled all objectivity to the fore, I could not divest myself of the intuition that I had sat before several minutes of dissimulation on the part of Dr. ***. Others, less diplomatic, will confess to having been privy to nothing else but blatant lies.
    Dr. *** dismissed all allegations leveled against him and AIMU by ******* (and others) as “completely, completely false,” a proclamation that must be considered in light of Mr. Wayne’s testimony that all of *******’s accusations have been corroborated by multiple sources while nothing *** said in his and AIMU’s defense has been corroborated by any source. For example: Dr. *** claimed that ******* was dismissed from the school in 2010 for the offense of working while in the capacity of student. When asked why the immigration authorities were not informed of *******’s infraction, Dr. *** claimed that he had in fact made reports against ******* (and others engaged in similar transgressions).
    However, previous investigations by Mr. Wayne revealed that no such reports had been made. There also seems to be evidence that ******* was an AIMU student as recently as 2013, though this was not conclusively divulged on the show. Whatever the details, one is persuaded to the conclusion that the dismissal of *******, if it in fact it ever took place, would have been motivated by nothing else but the threat ******* posed (and did manifest) to AIMU (for, according to Mr. Wayne, there are AIMU students who committed the same infraction with impunity). Dr. *** also denied the allegation by ******* and others that AIMU students were kept at bay by coercive threats and even beaten for reporting or attempting to report atrocities unfolding at AIMU. Likewise, he denied the allegation that the AIMU administration manipulated students’ grades as yet another instrument in the systemic apparatus of coercion.
    However, a former employee of AIMU called in to make the point that an AIMU faculty member by the name of Dr. Sasi (revealed to be without the prefixed credential) was suspected of carrying out, and (precedent to 2013) was well positioned to exercise such an influence.
    Dr. ***, when not engaged in overt denial, was disposed to ascribe the various allegations of corruption and fraudulence leveled against him and his institution to the ostensibly motiveless machinations of a Ms Paule and a certain, if not mysterious, *****. So archetypally malicious did ***** become that, had it not been for Mr. Wayne’s corroboration of his existence, one may have dismissed ***** as a malevolent figment of ***’s imagination. Santhanaraj ***** and Paule Turmel-John were once recruiters of AIMU, among other things.
    Dr. *** also spoke of “a big conspiracy” involving the poaching of AIMU’s students by other medical institutions here. When asked why AIMU did not report the action to the immigration authorities, Dr. *** made a dubious attempt at a defense by supplying a sequence of unconnected documents, one of which was a letter of complaint against certain students addressed to the Chief of Police. Furthermore, when asked why his students would be amenable to being poached by his competitors, he spoke of an anti-AIMU conspiracy, apparently facilitated by the malignant gossip of ***** and Paule. These and the other similar equivocations obliged one to lose all confidence in the testimony of Dr. ***.
    A CNN clip presented on the show minced no words in placing Dr. *** at the center of a scandal involving the stifling of the academic dreams of a young Indian woman bent on medical aspirations, at the hands of AIMU. During a brief stint in St. Lucia she became quickly disillusioned by how far the institution had fallen short of its online promises. Back in India, she complained to reporters of the lack of basic facilities, stating: “They told me they had laboratories and a library. The library did not have a single book and the labs were not working.”
    An interesting unfolding in the interview was ***’s corroboration that an unnamed man who came into St. Lucia as a dependent of a female student of AIMU was one of the individuals charged in the fraudulence of the Lambirds Academy. Expectedly, Dr. *** denied any association with the stated individual and blamed ***** and Paule for that individual’s association with AIMU.
    Another highlight of the show was the disclosure by Dr. ***, upon questioning, that our current Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony was at one time in the employ of AIMU (ironically as a lecturer on “legal ethics”). This was later supplemented by the display of a listing of the AIMU faculty containing the name of the Prime Minister (under the title of “Extraordinary Professor”). The question which came to the fore in the mind of most viewers was undoubtedly whether he was employed in the stated capacity while Leader of the Opposition or as Prime Minister. But this would be beside the point for, as Leader of the Opposition or Prime Minister, I cannot help but muse upon why a figure of Dr. Anthony’s intellect and political influence could have been persuaded into such a shady situation. It intimates of a certain amount of negligence and possible “willful blindness.” Doubtless our prime minister will clear the fog of doubt and suspicion.
    The announcement by a caller that St. Lucian students had received government scholarships to study at AIMU was another jaw-dropping moment on the show. If this is indeed true, it may be as good a place as any to start investigating the government’s possible involvement in or facilitation of the AIMU scandal.
    Yet another issue, which produced more questions than answers, was that of accreditation which Dr. ***, with the backing of Mr. Wayne, identified as an issue affecting medical schools across the Caribbean. However, one did not leave the show with a clear understanding of the accreditation status of AIMU, with Dr. *** calling the accreditation process complicated (and perhaps rightfully so). Be that as it may, the strange case of AIMU and Dr. *** appears to go way beyond accreditation and seems ensconced in the zone of fraudulence. With allegations of human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, dubious accreditation and wholesale corruption in the air, the value of the certificates conferred by AIMU is an unnerving issue in itself. It is profoundly demoralizing that one would invest five years of time and money in an education to be garlanded in the end by a document worth no more than the paper on which it is printed.
    One caller invoked the constitutional reform as a way out of our predicament (of which the AIMU and Lambirds scandals are but instantiations). Though the caller sounded refreshingly informed, it appears to me that the term “constitutional reform” has degenerated into a quasi-intellectual catchphrase and apparent panacea of our various ailments.
    Constitutional reform means very little if St. Lucian citizens are not ready to challenge conspicuous violations of the existing constitution. What is the Grynberg Affair but a flagrant assault on the constitution?—an event that the population seemed more devoted to forget than address. That such an event as the AIMU controversy could have been unfolding for so long without as much as a squeak required more than the shortcomings of the constitution or the prowess of the AIMU administration. It necessitated the tacit (and perhaps explicit) endorsement of the entire governmental apparatus (fattened into complacency by decades of remarkable tolerance on the part of the St. Lucian public).
    Furthermore, the fact that only two police officers were assigned to the investigation of the Lambirds case raises the question of whether it is not a ploy on the part of government officials to stall the investigations of the scandal, with the tenable consequence that the student witnesses depart and the Lambirds affair join the motley crew of vaguely remembered strange happenings on the island of St. Lucia.
    The reader need not be swayed to divine in the Lambirds and AIMU scandals—far from isolated events—trademark symptoms of an admixture of systemic incompetence, negligence and corruption. One caller asked perhaps the most consequential question of the night: what will be the finale of the Lambirds and AIMU scandals? Will it be the usual talk followed by amnesia? Or will we give up the sheepish docility and boundless tolerance for the cluelessness and unscrupulousness which masquerades as governance in this country?
  3. JohnI said:
  4. JohnI said:

    Thumbs up Update

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    Check the attachement

    New link
    Last edited by JohnI; 08-22-2015 at 05:48 AM.
  5. aimu observer said:
    Former AIMU Student Speaks Out! | St. Lucia STAR
    Written by Nishi Narayanan | June 13, 2015
    I am Nishi Narayanan. I graduated from AIMU in 2013 with my Doctor of Medicine degree. I am currently pursuing my medical internship at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St. Vincent. I am also a founding member and contributing writer of St. Lucia’s first satirical website, Island Wide News.

    Regarding the recent scandal surrounding AIMU, I thought I should put in my two cents’ worth considering my status as a past student. When I began my course in 2007, I was merely 18 years old and away from family for the first time. We were not informed that AIMU had just started a campus in St. Lucia, instead we were told that AIMU was a well-established medical school with affiliations to US hospitals for clinical rotations. What Mr. **** **** told us prior to our arrival seemed very straight-forward. After arriving in St. Lucia, we went through several hardships. Our worries included how long the school would survive, whether we would ever graduate, and whether we would even get jobs as doctors. I was one of the fortunate ones. My family had taken over all financial responsibilities and provided me with much-needed emotional support as well. Unfortunately, there were students like ******* who could not always pay the required fees and could not obtain any assistance from the school. We were given several empty promises which we, as young naive adults,believed. Fast forward to 2013, 40% of my batch graduated. The rest had either left the school or quit medicine entirely. No student was lured into any other school but rather it was an issue or two they experienced with the administration that caused them to transfer to another school.
    I have always wished to work in the Caribbean and I consider St. Lucia my second home. As soon as I graduated, I started to look into obtaining a medical internship in St. Lucia, only to be mocked, insulted and told that I would never be a good doctor. One of the island’s most prominent consultant doctors, Dr. *********, told me to not make the mistake of going to a bad medical school again. I am yet to decipher what he meant by telling me to not do it “again”. Am I really going to spend another six years and a ton of money to go to a branded school like UWI just because of the perception that attending UWI makes you the ultimate know-it-all superhero doctor? Anyway, I applied to St. Vincent and was accepted. It is a two year programme and I will be completing my first year this July. I have passed all my monthly evaluations so far. None of my senior consultant doctors has told me that I am a bad doctor or that they would not be confident to leave a patient in my care. Instead, it is always words of encouragement and constructive criticism.
    We have known what it is like to be young adults trying to make a mark in this world. From terrible cafeteria food to being made to pay an extra USD 2,200 for graduation (we were told in a meeting that we would not be allowed to graduate unless we paid the amount) to some students being called “garbage” by Mr. **** **** in his broken, fake American accented English. Nevertheless, most of us have made it further. Many of us are on our paths to becoming licensed medical officers soon, doing our internships in India and St. Vincent. A few are even doing their masters in prominent universities in the US.
    It is a lie that 47 of 48 students from *******’s batch are licensed to practice in the US and India. As far as I know, only one student has secured a residency position in the States and is licensed to practice medicine. The rest of my classmates are in India either doing their medical internship or studying to pass the Medical Council of India exams to secure internship spots. The ones in St. Vincent are another classmate and myself.
    However, there is also an allegation that AIMU is involved in human trafficking. I beg to differ. We were never trafficked here, at least not my cohort of students. We were given accommodation and food (although they were not to the standards previously mentioned, and were in fact pretty pathetic). Classes were taught by doctors from all over the island. Some of the faculty included **********************************************
    AIMU has come a long way from that very first class in 2007. I believe that it can be one of the leading medical universities in the Caribbean in the future. However, I do believe that the corrupt administration needs to change, and that students who fly in to St. Lucia need to be told the truth about Caribbean medical education and the difficulty of obtaining a medical residency in the States rather than a fantasy world with an easy to obtain lucrative medical career in the US.
    I would one day love to come back to St. Lucia and work as doctor provided the Medical and Dental Council of St. Lucia actually gives me and the rest of the students an opportunity. If St. Vincent can hire me and train me to become who I am now, why can’t the island that houses my alma mater? I have seen several news reports claiming an alarming lack of doctors in some important sections of VH like the ER. If SLMDA would open its eyes and give us one opportunity, things might change for the better. I do not say that it needs to blindly hire us. It can make passing CAMC (UWI medical exam for non-UWI medical grads) a criteria. Upon passing this exam, we could be allowed to do the internship, evaluated, and hired if we prove to be of a set standard. There is nothing wrong with giving someone an opportunity. It is what is made of the opportunity that matters.
    Last edited by Doc; 08-27-2015 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Personal names
  6. JohnI said:

    Red face Strange case

    Finally school managed to upload video explaining recent developments blaming mysterious former employees and claiming that police raid was because of ongoing investigation of said employees.

    Dr J. K**r either does not know real situation or deliberately lying to students and faculty covering up for the disgraced executive dean.

    These are real reasons for the police raid and the arrest:

    Last edited by JohnI; 08-25-2015 at 09:31 AM.
  7. aimu observer said:
    how did police know that *** might have document at his home or on campus?

    maybe ***** ***** or tom ****** told them and sent them.

    these three were close to *** and had a good idea of what was going on there.

    at a meeting in 2012 *** said that he would never fire ***** (even though the staff and students thought she was dumb, and should be fired)
    when the number of students were dwindling he sent ***** to Ireland Africa & South INdia as his recruiter -- now he blaming ***** for poaching etc
    but she definitely knew what was going on at AIMU

    tom ****** was a pest from the first term he was at AIMU--- he was very course and unmannerly and disrespectful to students-especialy black African and St Lucian students
    he condoned and was party to what went on at AIMU for 4 years as the "***.Dean"
    he knew what was going on at AIMU

    was not ***** a student and graduate and an administrator as a peeping tom for ***

    3 close folk to *** have obviously betrayed him after he dared to fire them

    its time folk at these offshore schools speak up about the wrongs done
  8. aimu observer said:
    Numbers 32:23 teaches “Be sure your sin will find you out!”
    It is time that AIMU learns this.

    From its inception vague and incomplete information was put on Value MD. And the students and staff who were abused cut their losses and moved on quietly with their tail between their legs like wounded dogs, fearing repercussions for speaking out.

    Only recently has an ex student been able to spill the beans on St Lucia tv. In his rebuttal *** was shown up to be the teller of untruths as he always has been. Now his chickens have come home to roost, because it is definitely true that “Be sure your sin will find you out!”

    The ex student has corroborated what was partially told to me by local doctors who initially taught at AIMU.
    None of them spoke glowingly of their time at AIMU

    In my first days there, *** cussed the black non Indian Anatomy lecturer, because a student reported to *** that she had said that there were no cadavers for Anatomy dissections. He cussed the teacher even though he ought to have known that the old and repeatedly used cadaver on campus was no longer acceptable.

    *** cussed the black local Medical Laboratory Technology lecturer and then spoke ill of her for correctly stating that there were no proper laboratory facilities, reagents etc She reported that she had to use straws for pipettes, in the same way that the Chemistry teacher had to use beet juice a an indicator and Clorox for hypochorite solutions etc.

    *** and the ***.Dean from Russia one evening carried on the Medical Laboratory Student in the worse way because thy complained that they had no labs or proper teachers.

    Numbers 32:23 teaches “Be sure your sin will find you out!” It is time that AIMU learns this. Because it is very very true!
  9. aimu observer said:
    User can't play nice.
    Last edited by medic300107; 08-27-2015 at 02:48 PM. Reason: TOS Violation: Personal Information
  10. JohnI said:
    I'd like to remind to all active participants of this thread that this is not the place for personal vendetta but rather inform prospective and current students about developments in AIMU. Walking on a slippery path of blaming people who have nothing to do with the situation at AIMU distracts students and will lead to huge financial losses when families will lose their life time savings believing that executive dean is a victim. Au cotraire!
    I am presenting news links so interested parties can come to own conclusions using unbiased source.
    Please stay on topic and if you have recent information about AIMU and wrongdoings of the executive dean, do share.

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