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Published On: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017

Dramatic drop in revenue at USM

Wycliffe Smith USM board president

GREAT BAY – How to save the University of St. Martin (USM)? That was the central question during a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on Tuesday morning. The number of students has dropped from 299 to just 127 – courtesy of Hurricane Irma. Over the past five years, the university’s average deficit was $159,000. To make matters worse, revenue has dropped dramatically after the hurricane – and Minister of Education Silveria Jacobs has said there is no money to help USM.

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