DPP May Announce Legal Opinion Into Criminal Charges Against Reid

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A preliminary legal opinion on whether to lay criminal charges against fired Education Minister, Ruel Reid, could be ready by tomorrow.

That’s according to the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Llewelyn.

She says her office is offering guidance to the Police and the Financial Investigations Division, FID, in the probe.

The embattled Reid was sacked by Prime Minister Holness on March 20 this year, amid allegations of corruption against him.

Ms Llewelyn says her office was approached by the FID and the Police in March.

The DPP says a total of four officers from her office are assisting with the case.

Paula Llewelyn, Director of Public Prosecutions, speaking last evening with Nationwide News.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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