BREAKING NEWS: AIMU head slapped with 8 criminal charges

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Head of the American International Medical University (AIMU) Gros-Islet campus Dr. Savaran Babu Raj was slapped with eight charges when he made an appearance at the Gros Islet court today.

Dr. Raj, 45, appeared before Magistrate Burtlyn Reynolds who read the charges to him. He was officially charged for the unlawful possession of visa applications and illegal advertising. He is facing six other charges.

The AIMU head was asked to surrender his travel documents, report to the Rodney Bay Police station twice a week and not contact the virtual complainants either directly or indirectly.

Dr. Raj was granted bail in the sum of EC$20,000 cash.

He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Alberton Richelieu.

Dr. Raj is scheduled to make another court appearance on September 9, 2015.

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51 comments

  1. I am a proud nursing student of AIMU…….with a nursing license which I worked hard for, who vex lose.
    my hard work, sweat, sleepless nights, early mornings, burning the midnight oil…….A A
    Get a life dropout, you were too lazy to make those sacrifices.

  2. I’m here reading alot of bull by people who know nothing or ppl who came after they tried to fix their shit. A number of individuals who began studying at AIMU cannot pursue or complete their studies because of what this school put us through. Indians and St. Lucians alike because the school was not accredited at the time. We were not even able to get a transfer to other like institutions in St. lucia itself. Some of us and our parents sold properties, took loans and used their personal monies just to pay for our education and nothing came out of it. Others were able to start afresh in other schools here and others went abroad. Some were never able to restart and are still struggling from this ordeal. It was time they investigated that man. He is selfish, wicked and self centered. I hope he gets what he deserves and justice is served for al who were affected. I also hope the truth comes to light with all the crookedness that went on so that school could run.

    • If you have the proof why dont you go with your lawyer and confront yourself …Think before you write anything ..whwtever you wrote does not make any sense …shit shit

    • What exactly did the school put you through? Medical school is tough no matter where you go, I started at the school while it was still fairly new and I remember a lot of people not wanting to come for classes, wanting more time off, wanting this and that because they were too lazy to do what needed to be done. Why is it that so many others made it through and you’re just here whining online ? Tell the truth, you didn’t want to put in the hard work, simple as that.

  3. Can all the geniuses questioning the school’s accreditation explain something to me please. As a student of the school, I did rotations in Georgia and Chicago and I know classmates who did rotations in Florida and Washington. With American hospitals being paranoid about lawsuits, explain to me how you think that it would be possible for people from an illegitimate school to do rotations and work on patients in American hospitals without being kicked out. The school was thoroughly researched by the hospitals before students were allowed to go there, so how is it that teams of lawyers, doctors, etc would have missed something that people who hide behind negativity and their keyboards and haven’t done any research would see?
    People like to talk without knowing things too much, the individual was charged, noticed the police said nothing about the school being unaccredited or illegitimate. The charges were pressed against one person, not the entire school or it’s administrative body.

    • tammy
      All you have to do to be accredited is to BUY a charter from the Government.OK?
      AIMU bought its charter and so can operate and grant degrees.
      For students to rotate in USA HOSPITALS money is also paid.
      So you have done some rotations…good.
      But tell us how many AIMU students have passed USMLE 1 OR usmle 2.
      tell us how many AIMU students have got resedencies?
      tell us how many AIMU students HAVE FINISHED RESIDENCY AND ARE PRACTICISING MEDICINE IN THE USA

      wHY DO YOU THINK THAT AIMU HAS NEVER BOASTED ABOUT THESE THINGS ON ITS WEBSITE———- IT CAN EASILY BE CHECKED
      now you can go back to your mark, run in again and bowl at the stumps

      • Vee ..I am one of the student that passed USMLE STEP1 and STEP 2 wrting STEP3 in few months . Right now I am in U.S , I did my observership in US. When I wrote my Step 1 and 2 , two of my batchmates also wrote their Steps and to add to that I am not a U.S citizen . Dont just write anything if you dont have any information. Dont be jealousy man …

      • Vee, I think I would be the best person to answer you . I am a graduate of AIMU in 2013 and finished all my step 1, 2 and 3 and getting ready for residency . I was really shocked to see how people make nasty comments without knowing anything . God save these people …

      • Really Vardhun, Vee, you couldn’t pick a less obvious name, stop lying, you were never a teacher at the school and you didn’t want to study like you should have, that’s why you were kicked out.

      • Vee, you are showing how little you know, for accreditation to be done, there are inspections, investigations and revisions of the necessary materials. Of course the hospitals have to be paid for people to do rotations there, that does not mean money is the ONLY thing that has to be done, the hospital investigates the schools or they will be most likely sued if anything happens to their patient because of a student from an illegitimate school. Show me a school that has clinical rotations for free or where the hospital does not get paid. ALL medical schools have to pay the hospitals. Do your research before you come and show us how little you know. I personally know several students who have cleared all their steps and are practicing in the states, India and the Caribbean. Go grind your axe somewhere else.

    • Tammy,

      Some people are dumb ..Either dont know anything or they know everything and wants to defame the school …

  4. AIMU is the only school in saint lucia that gives kaplan training …all nursing students are given intensive training that is why we have good results from regional examinations

  5. I am one of the graduated student now in my home country practicing with licence. ..I loved my school and I am very grateful and lucky to have been studied at this school

  6. Sometimes all a young St Lucian wants to do is get a decent solid education. We might not always be able to live home to go to the U.S. Or elsewhere to study. So when schools come over here we are so quick and gullible to want to enroll because we think it is easier and better and would make attaining our educational goals more of a reality. This can’t be happening all over again. Who is responsible for allowing those people to set up shop on our island promising our young people better opportunities for education. Our health care system is suffering, yet many nurses are out of a job… And now we have this ??

  7. These charges has nothing to do with the running of the institution…one foolish man made foolish decisions and now he must pay but there are students who have left the institution and are license n practicing doctors and nurses. Nurses right here in st lucia and abroad. There is graduation every year for nurses and white coat ceremonies. The media needs to call this for what it is one man was charged that has nothing to do with the school operations or accreditations or nothing but HIM

  8. In here seem to have a lot of false nurses lol….. Admit that you all were @u*k8d an move on duh uh… Progression, re-bounce from the shock and move on.

    • How are they “false nurses”? Have you examined their credentials? Their certifications from external bodies or are you just trying to assume things because you don’t want to see people get ahead in life.

  9. So wait all that drama raid school etc and that’s it unlawful possession of visa applications and illegal advertising mwem mem , chase investors and cry the country have no jobs .

  10. GREAT JOB MS REYNOLDS!!!!!!!!! St Lucia is too small for such activity,they believe that they could come here to practice the same corruption from their country,bRAVOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. St Lucia has to be the easiest place to do business.

  12. XXXX Stop hiding you shame that your school failed you, an you failed yourself… Point blank lol yes those at Lambirds are certified as well as you darling. Jackass.. Don’t let it get you down think positive, learn and progress.

  13. Let me explain the “100% pass” for those who are confused and misunderstanding.
    There is AIMU pass and RENR pass.
    *RENR (regional examination for Nurse registration)-when successful at that exam,the students are then issued a license to practice.
    AIMU claimed to have a 100% pass nursing students MEANING that 100% of the nursing students at THEIR school passed THEIR requirements to be able to graduate from THEIR school.
    HOWEVER,these SAME students must THEN write the RENR (as mentioned above) in order to be able to work in the country or region.
    AIMU does NOT admit to 100% Pass in RENR ALTHOUGH one year they ACTUALLY did have 100% pass at the RENR.

    Simply put- AIMU 100% pass has to do with the school and NOTHING to do with RENR nor Council.
    šŸ™‚

  14. There is more to AIMU than the Nursing School

    How many medical students who attended AIMU who have gone to the USA that have passed USMLE Step 1 exam?

    Annonymous you were not present when in 2012 in a soliloquy that Raj outlined plans for a nursing program with Ireland, and to allegdely send Poule to bring students from Nigeria and South India..

    Surely some serious investigation must be done. Why is it is that the Associate Deans name does not appear on the website anymore.

    Was he not party to all that was going on at AIMU? iS HE STILL ON THE ISLAND. I heard rumours that he was leaving AIMU. DID HE RAT OUT HIS FORMER BOSS BECAUSE HE WAS PRIVY TO INFORMATION TO WHAT EVER WAS GOING ON AT AIMU?

    What about the Biochem teacher the Rusian guy brought from Putin land who could not teach the subject?

    • AIMU has a mixture of students from different countries. Its up to the students to write USMLE or MCI . Those wanted to practice in India got MCI cleared and got their License. AIMU started in 2007 so there many not be many students .However students have also gone to U.S to do their clinicals and there are many who wrote their steps and also few that got in to residency .

      • Why has the school not boasted on their website about USMLE pass rates or residencies secured as they do about everything else?

        I can tell you why. Many of these students did not pass their exams at AIMU but were promoted anyway.

        Much of the time there was not a full compliment of teachers to adequately prepare the students for USMLE

        Whereas the library is big, it ha lots of out dated books and as a teacher

    • i wonder where u get your information from. you are obviously one of those idiots who make up stories just to make them self feel better. you better go back and check your statistics before typing rubbish on this website.

    • please stop being dumb and stupid and just get your information from the right source.

    • Vee, are u trying to divert attention from the criminal to other people? It does look very much like this. This tactic is very familiar and according to comments from staff at the school, was used many times by the person arrested . What do u have against Assoc Dean? Did you fail his subject? I understand that you do not have slightest clue about extent of the damage was caused to the students. At the end is not the fault of the students, is the fault of Raj Babu and and his Indian tribe, like someone by the name of Elango and others who used to do whatever this Raj used to order to them, including lie to the students, lie to their parents in order to bring more students to st lucia and get money from them, and a lot more.
      St lucians are happy that now no matter what happen to the school, things will get better, now that the gov can get rid of that bad person who has given a bad name to st lucia because of his atrocities, saying that he lives in the states and he can get indian students into the states thanks to his program, Of course, ALL lies from him to the student’s parents to get more and more money, and at the end he has never cared for the students, only for the money that he gets.
      Staff hope that the new administration of the school will be better, and at the same time never hear about Raj again.
      Oh..and about russians or other culture, Lectures from different countries, I think the school need to bring more st lucia people first.

    • took back to disneyland

  15. So where did he get the visa applications from? The Ministry of course!!

  16. Now there is Lambird’s and Aimu.Some big names in that.It is heard even here in Bahia Salvador Brasil where I as a St.Lucian now live.Your stuff is widespread.Your gullible leaders make me happy i left St.lucia years ago……damn.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if the FBI gets involved along with Scotland Yard…look out some heads will roll !! Decisions!! decisions!! what a mess! wake up ST.Lucia….Now it is NOT Kenny.Take my hint take a good look at Invest St.lucia and who are advising that organisation.

  17. Decisions!! decisions!! decisions!! how come St.Lucia makes such bad decisions?????

  18. I am one of the nursing student and all my batch mates passed with 100% result and same with my senior batch …You need to make a proper research before you write something on this platform.

    • I know right, people have to do their research, they’re too fast to blindly believe everything people tell them.

    • Shut your backside well go an bring your money for them again get me sick… choopsss

      • What’s your problem? You seem to be doing your best to try to discourage people from hoping for the best. People have invested their money, worked their butts off to earn their degrees and are trying to move forward but you seem to just want people to forget about all their investments and hard work and throw their certificates away so you can be happy? You don’t seem to have done any background research at all, you haven’t talked to anyone at the school, unless you are one of the former dropouts, in which case, stop being bitter and get over it, move on with your life because all your negativity is getting you nowhere.

  19. Yes alot of allegdely false advertising with AIMU. the 100% pass mark was since the opening of the school when only 3 nursing students sat the exam. This hasn’t been updated since.smh. Hope things get better with this institution

    • You need to call the Nursing counsil now to find out the truth …lamo.. freaking people…..

    • Please go the nursing council and check the stats.. School may give false info. Check your data before you say.

    • No darling. AIMU 100% pass is different from RENR (regional examination for nurse registration).
      What YOU are speak about with the three students since the opening of the school,is the RENR 100% pass.
      AIMU refers to their 100% pass nursing graduates AT THEIR school.
      Also AIMU is not the one issuing the nursing license. You only get licensure after being SUCCESSFUL at the RENR.
      Don’t be mistaken.

      • admit it darling… That’s the only way to progress it happens to the best of you all šŸ˜€

      • What do you know about RENR results. School of nursing has almost 100% result every semester . If school is lying check with all the students.. Nursing facultys are qualified and are dedicated .

  20. What’s in the dark must come to light. This is why we should always be honest and do the right things.. Shortcuts don’t work. We teach our children good values and we adults don’t practice the same. We let fame, greed and lust consume us , then suffer the consequences…..

    • Agree. YEH. But it’s sad others are suffering because of one man’s mistake just like adam and eve. But thank God for Jesus. So by faith God will make a way for the genuine students and lecturers etc

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