More CMU questions at PAAC

Mikael Phillips, member, Public Administration & Appropriations Committee


More questions have been raised about activities at the now controversy plagued Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

Mikael Phillips, a member of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) wants answers regarding Hyacinth Bennett, Chairman of the CMU's Council.

He also requested more information on the Cap Yes programme, based on concerns from students from the unattached youth programme.

The students are based at the CMU's Montego Bay campus.

Mr Phillips told Wednesday morning meeting of the PAAC that students contacted him claiming that after one year they are yet to receive their certificates from the nine-week programme and the full stipend of $5000  that was promised.

He said the students claim that they had received only $3,600.

He also tabled more questions regarding the Cap Yes programme administered in the Corporate Area and St Catherine.

Some of the questions relate to any aspect of the CAP-YES programme was given to the Hydel Group of Schools to administer – the Hydel Group being run by Hyacinth Bennett who is also Chairman of the CMU’s Council.

He also asked whether a man he identified as Devon McQueen was contracted to supply meals for the CAP-YES while being employed as a driver for Ruel Reid when Mr Reid was Minister of Education.


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