CMU denies obstructing FID probe

by June 12th, 2019

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock has denied claims that his office has been reluctant to assist the financial investigations division and other entities in a probe of his university.


Speaking in parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), today (June 12), the president said media reports that the institution has not cooperated in providing documents is inaccurate.


He said the university has been working with the education ministry to provide the documents requested and has been compliant.


The professor noted that more than 600 documents have been provided so far, with approximately 61 being outstanding.



Meantime, Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, noted that the court order came as a surprise to her Ministry.



And PAAC member, Fitz Jackson lamented that it was very unusual for the university to have procured lawyers for the investigation.