Head of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock has been granted extended leave and will not return to the institution on Monday, September 16, as previously expected.
A release from the CMU said Professor Pinnock “has voluntarily applied for and has been granted leave by the CMU Council. It said this was to allow “space for the investigations surrounding the CMU to be completed and made public.”
This is the second extension of leave for the CMU President who first went on leave in July, amid a swirl of allegations about connections between the University and fired Minister of Education, Ruel Reid.
A statement from the CMU Friday, July 5, said Professor Pinnock had “opted to take a leave of absence, in light of the ongoing investigation of the former Minister of Education Youth and Information, the Ministry and the University.”
In their release Friday, CMU said the activities at the institution “have been proceeding smoothly at the start of the academic year, with classes fully underway.