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MOST OF THE STAFF have gone, and now they have only two more days before the free food runs out.

There is still no electricity and running water, and some are still waiting to be refunded thousands of dollars while the head of the institution sits in jail awaiting trial.

That is the latest predicament facing about 35 to 40 students of the controversial Washington University of Barbados, housed at Casa Grande hotel in Oldbury, St Philip.

Earlier this month, the chief executive officer of the university, Gopi Venkata Rao, was charged with four counts of issuing bad cheques to Casa Grande. It was also revealed that he owed nearly $3 million inclusive of the use of the facility.

“People are moving out. They are going to India, Guyana, St Lucia and European countries. There are only about 30 or 40 people left,” one student, who requested anonymity, told the Nation over the weekend.

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