Caribbean Maritime Institute to be expanded
Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will be expanded to make it easier to accommodate the growing number of applicants vying for spaces.
Holness said he is aware of the challenges at the facility and that discussions are well advanced to expand the institute to give more students the opportunity of pursuing a career in a sector that could give Jamaicans a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
"I am so proud of the Maritime Institute. It is such a very wonderful institution that needs all the support it can get. I am aware of the challenges you face as it relates to space and so many Jamaicans wanting to get into the institution," he said.
The prime minister was giving the keynote address at the Edu/Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday.
"Very soon there will be an official announcement on what we plan to do as it relates to the investment we intend to make in the Maritime Institute,"Holness said.