‘Big coincidence’ - CMU staff gave figure and asked me to beat it, says boss of company formed when bids were invited

In early 2018, the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was getting ready to engage a company to procure specialised materials for the construction of a new $701-million, three-storey student block at its main campus in east Kingston. Around the...more..


Drug peddlers outfox cops on Negril beach - Concerned hoteliers call for army backup

Despite the training and deployment of 45 tourism district constables to Negril in 2017, specifically to curtail harassment and prevent soliciting, drug peddlers and other hustlers continue to operate with impunity along the seven-mile beach strip...more..


Mottley distances CARICOM from Holness, others

CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has drawn a clear line between herself and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other Caribbean leaders planning to meet with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, criticising...more..


Brothers among four dead in Trelawny crash

WESTERN BUREAU: Four of five persons who were travelling from Portland to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay were killed yesterday morning in a horrific mid-morning traffic collision along the Falmouth leg of the North Coast Highway,...more..


Clean house! - Archbishop Gregory suggests new admin for CMU

Anglican Archbishop of the West Indies, the Reverend Dr Howard Gregory, said that everything should be done to safeguard the credibility of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), as well as its programmes, warning that “it may be necessary for...more..


Louder lobby to license itinerant beach vendors to weed out harassers

There are renewed calls for the Ministry of Tourism to train and license itinerant vendors to allow them to legally sell on the Negril beach. The outcry comes from hoteliers against the background of perennial wide-scale harassment and drug...more..


CMU emergency meeting - Council urged to comply with best practices

An emergency meeting has been called for this week for members of the Caribbean Maritime University Council to discuss a deepening crisis at the scandal-scarred institution. This comes amid the reported resignation of four persons from the council...more..


J. Paul Morgan passes

Founding member of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), J. Paul Morgan, has died. Morgan, who served in the capacity of deputy director general of the organisation before ascending to the rank of director general, had more than 40 years of...more..


CMU exodus - Council members step down as controversial new revelations dog university

The resignations have begun to come in from members of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, inside sources have revealed. The council is the body that presides over the affairs of the scandal-scarred university. According to the...more..


‘Made-up honour’ - CMU reimbursed Pinnock US$10k for receiving shady Socrates Award

Allegations have surfaced in the British press that the ‘prestigious’ International Socrates Award bestowed on industry leaders and persons who have gained significant achievements in academia, particularly in developing countries, and including...more..