The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is calling for both the President of Caribbean Maritime University, CMU ,and the Chief Executive of the National Education Trust to vacate their positions.
Opposition Spokesman on Education, Reverend Ronald Thwaites, says the issues affecting the organizations require transparency and non interference from their respective management.
He’s also calling for a forensic audit of the two organizations and any other agency under the Education portfolio against which credible allegations have been made.
Chevon Campbell tells us more.
As scrutiny of the actions of CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, continues to increase, Opposition Spokesman on Education, Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says his position is untenable.
Rev. Thwaites says both the CMU and the National Education Trust have allowed themselves to be corrupted.
Rev. Thwaites, was particularly concerned with the alleged stonewalling by the CMU in failing to hand over documents in a timely manner to the Financial Investigations Division, FID.
He’s calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address the matter definitively in Parliament as the responsible Minister.
It was revealed last month that a consultant to the CMU, Gail Campbell Dunwell, was also being paid by the Ministry of Education for similar work being carried out at the National Education Trust.
As part of a $15 million payment to the consultant from the CMU, just over three million was paid to a third party identified as a Doreen Miller.
Member of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips, alleges that Ms Miller is the housekeeper of now disgraced former Education Minister Ruel Reid.
Reverend Thwaites says he hopes this is not the case