CMU Removes Wall Of Fame Honoring Ruel Reid, Andrew Wheatley


Caribbean Maritime University, CMU, has removed a Wall of Fame, which featured former Cabinet Ministers, Ruel Reid and Dr. Andrew Wheatley among the honorees.

In a recent media report, some parents of students at the institution had raised concerns about the names of the booted Cabinet ministers being among honorees.

Minister Reid was fired amid allegations of corruption, while Dr. Wheatley stepped down during the ongoing Petrojam scandal.

In a statement, CMU says it notes the parents’ concerns about the Wall of Fame, which was installed last year at the university’s Festo Authorised and Certified Training, FACT Centre.

It says the University Council has instructed that all the tiles be removed until further notice.

It says the Council wrote to the University on Friday.

The CMU says the wall comprised 16 tiles with the names of persons who contributed to the establishment of the FACT Centre.

It says the FACT Centre revolutionizes the way engineers, technicians and persons working or seeking to work in Engineering and related fields are trained in the Caribbean.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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