Education Ministry Gave Ruel Reid Credit With US$3800 Limit

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The Acting Minister of Education, Karl Samuda, says the Ministry is unaware whether a credit card issued to former Education Minister, Ruel Reid, forms part of the current criminal investigation of Reid.

A few weeks ago, Opposition Spokesman on Education, Ronald Thwaites asked Mr. Samuda about the credit card.

The card issued to Reid is to be used when he was on government business.

Minister Samuda responded in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

Mr. Thwaites had also questioned whether motor vehicles belonging to the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU, were used by former Minister Reid for purposes other than government business.

Mr. Samuda also responded to a question asked by Mr. Thwaites about Minister Reid’s former helper.

Karl Samuda, Acting Minister of Education, addressing the House of Representatives.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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