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JAMAICA | Ruel Reid's US$3,800 credit card was authorised by the Finance Ministry

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 24, 2019 - Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda yesterday startled the Parliament with the news that a credit card was issued to former education minister Ruel Reid with a limit of US$3,800. He said that the card was to be used for payment for petrol, some hotel charges, book charges and air travel related matters.

JAMAICA | PNP Says Public Confidence in the Justice System is at Stake as FID Brings the Reid Investigation to a Close

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 19, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) says public confidence in the nation’s justice system must not be risked as the investigations proceed into the allegations of corruption, theft, fraud and embezzlement involving former Education and Information Minister Ruel Reid, the Ministry of Education and its agencies, including the Caribbean Maritime University.
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JAMAICA | DPP says former minister may have breached 4 criminal laws

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 18, 2019 - Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says an examination of the available material provided by the investigators in relation to the criminal investigation involving former education minister Ruel Reid, "has revealed possible administrative breaches and conduct which may have contravened four (4) criminal statutes, in addition to possibly two (2) common law offences."

JAMAICA| CMU donor was former minister's business partner

KINGSTON, July 4, 2019 - The ongoing saga of seeming corruption at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) continued to unfold this week at parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) as they further questioned the operations of a programme through which the CMU targets at-risk youth.
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