Former Education Minister, Ruel Reid CMU President, Professor Fritz Pinnock
At around 5 A.M. this morning (October 9), the police raided the residences of former Education Minister, Ruel Reid, in St Andrew and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, in Portmore, St Catherine. Reid, his wife, and Pinnock were taken into custody for questioning in an ongoing probe regarding oversight at the Caribbean Maritime University.
Professor Pinnock on Tuesday, October 8, was sent on special leave with immediate effect, after returning from leave. The Opposition had recommended that he be placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigations. The probe is being conducted by the Major Organised Crime Agency (MOCA) and the Financial Investigation Division (FID).
In an interview with a radio station this morning (October 9), the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, had no comment on the matter. She indicated that she was not aware of the development, as her agency would not yet be involved at this stage, while investigators conduct questioning.
Jamaica Today continues to track this story.
By Shannon-Dale Reid