Petrocaribe CMI signing— December 08, 2016
Chief Executive Officer, PetroCaribe Development Fund, Dr. Wesley Hughes (left), signs the official agreement for a grant of $402 million to the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) for the establishment of the Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre for specialised engineers. At right, Executive Director, CMI, Dr. Fritz Pinnock prepares to affix his signature. The signing ceremony was held at the Ministry’s offices located at Maxfield Avenue in Kingston on November 30. The centre, which is slated to become operational in September 2017, will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean and will offer world-class training and certification in robotics, mechatronics and automotive engineering.