Fritz Pinnock Goes Off On Special Leave To Facilitate Completion Of Corruption Probe

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President of the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU, Professor Fritz Pinnock is back on special leave.

In a statement this afternoon, the University says Professor Pinnock has agreed to proceed on special leave with  immediate effect to allow for investigations into the affairs of the CMU to be completed.

The decision follows a discussion today between Professor Pinnock and Chairman of the CMU Council, Dr Hyacinth Bennett.

It says during the discussion it was agreed that in in the interest of transparency, Professor Pinnock is to proceed on special leave until the probe is completed.

Professor Pinnock returned from voluntary leave of absence on September 30.

Dr Bennett notes that the CMU continues to cooperate with the Auditor General in the ongoing investigation into the University’s operations.

She notes that activities at the University have been proceeding smoothly with the Annual Graduation exercise set for November 15.

While Professor Pinnock is on leave, the CMU says Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna will continue to act as President.

Meanwhile, Professor Noel Brown will continue as Deputy President.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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