CMU board will not interfere in investigations, says Chairman Bennett

Latest News

CMU board will not interfere in investigations, says Chairman Bennett

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

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.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon