Pressure Mounts On PM Holness To Fire CMU President

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A member of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC, Mikael Phillips, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness should immediately fire both the president and treasurer of the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU.

His comments come a day after it was revealed at a PAAC sitting that an alleged former helper of the sacked Education Minister, Ruel Reid, was being paid by CMU as a caterer.

The woman, whose name is Moreen Blake, was also being paid by the Education Ministry as a former helper to the disgraced Minister.

Marjorie Gordon reports.


North West Manchester MP, the PNP’s Mikael Phillips is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to fire CMU’s President, Dr. Fritz Pinnock and the University’s Treasurer, Devon Gardner.

It’s a new stance from the parliamentary opposition, as they’d recently called for Dr. Pinnock to be sent on leave.

But, Mr. Phillips says yesterday’s revelation that the Councilor for the Browns Town Division, the JLP’s Kim Brown Lawrence — was also being paid by the CMU is worrying.

The Browns Town Division falls in the North West St. Ann Constituency, where Reid was hoping to represent the JLP in the next General Elections

He says the Prime Minister should honour his word and take action to protect the reputation of the CMU.

Meanwhile, Political Commentator, Kevin O’Brien Chang, says Prime Minister Holness should fire Dr. Pinnock if he doesn’t resign.

Kevin O’Brien Chang, Political Commentator.



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