Dr. Fritz Pinnock, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), shed tears on Tuesday as he watched lawmakers approve legislation to grant university status to the 37-year-old institution. "It has been a journey. It is more than just getting to university status. It is about changing the education and training landscape. Today is a victory for the young people without a voice. I couldn't help but shed a few tears in there. I saw our country moving on an issue that was not politics," he said.