The President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is denying reports that the CMU, paid to host the birthday party of former Education Minister, Ruel Reid, on a private yacht.

He says the Minister’s 50th birthday party was actually held at Jewel Runaway Bay in St. Ann.

Professor Pinnock also said the CMU did not provide any funding for that party.

Professor Fritz Pinnock, President of Caribbean Maritime University, CMU.

He was preceded by Member of Parliament for South St. Catherine, Fitz Jackson.

They were speaking this afternoon during a sitting of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee.