‘I am relieved Reid’s not at the ministry’, says Espeut

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The Reverend Peter Espeut has labelled as “unfortunate” the arrest and charge of former education minister Ruel Reid over allegations of fraud and impropriety within the Ministry of Education and some of its agencies, including the Caribbean…

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50m reasons why - Reid, Pinnock, three others charged in ministry, CMU fraud

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Investigators have charged that nearly $50 million of public funds was diverted to the personal use of discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President, Professor Fritz Pinnock, through a number of schemes,…

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Rains flood businesses on Spanish Town Road

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Businesses along Riverton Boulevard on Spanish Town Road were flooded yesterday afternoon and operations halted. Christopher Nakash, chief executive officer of Nakash Construction, said the flooding began about 3:30 p.m. “The river can’t handle…

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Gov’t, Opposition hail arrests

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The Government and the Opposition People’s National Party have reacted to yesterday’s arrests of former Education Minister Ruel Reid and others. Reid, his wife, Sharen, and daughter, Sharelle, were arrested by members of the Major Organised Crime…

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Neighbours: Pinnock a changed man since corruption probe

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Neighbours in Hellshire, St Catherine, of Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock yesterday said that since news broke of his connection to accusations of corruption involving the Ministry of Education and the CMU, his…

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Attorney likens CMU corruption case to a big gun without bullets

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The attorney representing President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock in his corruption matter has labelled the case against his client as “woefully inadequate”.

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Shaw orders resumption of Frosty Pod Rot management project

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Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has ordered the full resumption of the activities under the Frosty Pod Rot management project. Shaw said the decision to resume the project was made after it was identified that there was an 87 per cent increase in…

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Chuck withdraws remarks over arrests of Reid, Pinnock and others

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Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck today withdrew his utterances made following the arrest and charge of former education minister Ruel Reid and his co-accused. Law enforcement officers yesterday swooped down on Reid’s St Andrew’s house at…

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UPDATE: Ruel Reid, Fritz Pinnock and other co-accused granted bail

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Former education minister Ruel Reid and his co-accused were offered bail when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. Reid was granted $3 million bail; his wife Sharen was granted $1 million bail; and their daughter Sharelle…

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New NHT Board named

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Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Information Karl Samuda has announced the appointment of the Board of Directors for the National Housing Trust (NHT). The 12-member board will be chaired by Lennox Channer. The other members…

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