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CMU board will not interfere in investigations, says Chairman Bennett

Jamaica Observer 2019-10-10 04:05:22

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council (Board) Dr Hyacinth Bennett says the university will not comment or interfere with ongoing investigations surrounding President Fritz Pinnock.

“The Caribbean Maritime University is aware of the matters in the public domain surrounding our President Professor Fritz Pinnock and member of staff Mrs Sharen Reid. The university management has met to discuss the matters which have understandably caused concern among students, staff and other stakeholders,” Bennett said in a statement

Pinnock's St Catherine home was today raided as part of an early morning operation by investigators in connection with a major corruption probe which prompted his arrest for further questioning.

“At this time, it would be inappropriate for the CMU to comment on the allegations or to make any assertions about the case as the matters are the subject of ongoing investigations. The university continues to comply with the investigative bodies,” Bennett said.

The Chairman noted that Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna will continue to oversee the operations of the university as President and Professor Noel Brown as Deputy President.

“The university remains fully operational and committed to providing the highest quality education in line with our mission to redefine maritime excellence through innovation and technology,” Bennett said.