‘Clear picture of what happened’ - Investigators launch sweeping probe of agencies under Reid

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Police and financial investigators have in their possession documentary evidence detailing alleged improprieties committed by sacked Education Minister and Senator Ruel Reid, law-enforcement sources have revealed. “We have collected several…

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Samuda to stand in for discarded Reid

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assigned Karl Samuda to oversee the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Samuda is a minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation whose remit included oversight of water,…

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Reid’s tumultuous journey

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• Ruel Reid was first appointed to the Senate in 2013 by then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. • He lost his senatorial appointment when the Constitutional Court ruled that the pre-signed resignation letters submitted by Holness to the Governor…

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Hold off on return to JC – ‘Butch’

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A marathon meeting of the Jamaica College board, which finished late last night, ended in a stalemate as executives were warned that they did not have the authority to fire Ruel Reid as principal even as some senior members want to set the…

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Tufton rated best performer by a mile - Clarke and Johnson Smith out of limelight

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Although 24 per cent of Jamaicans who participated in the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll have rated Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton as the best-performing minister, the absence of some of his colleagues in the top five has…

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Groups welcome Reid’s exit

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Anti-corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Ruel Reid of his education, information and youth portfolios but urged law enforcers to speedily complete their…

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Clarke tweaks stimulus

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In the face of criticism that his $14-billion tax break was inequitable, Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s finance minister, gave a staunch defence of his $803-billion Budget but made two concessions raised by the Opposition in order to remove distortionary…

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‘Cancer of corruption’ engulfs Holness admin – Opposition

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The Opposition People’s National Party wants the full weight of the law brought to bear on everyone who has so far been implicated in corruption at the Ministry of Education, which resulted in yesterday’s axing of portfolio minister Ruel Reid. His…

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Calabar track stars under fire over allegedly beating teacher

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A teacher who is alleging that he was badly beaten by members of Calabar High School’s track and field team, including two prominent athletes, is planning to go public at a press conference tomorrow. The teacher claims that the school has…

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Possible traffic delays along Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this weekend

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Due to works planned for sections of Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this Saturday and Sunday, the National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when using the roadway. NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager…

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