Holness Receives Cabinet Support following Sacking of Education Minister


Nationwide News understands that Prime Minister Andrew Holness received support from Cabinet on Thursday when he advised colleague Ministers of his reasons for sacking Ruel Reid as Education Minister.

Mr. Holness called a special Cabinet meeting for 9:00 Thursday morning following his decision on Wenesday to fire Reid.

Holness reportedly formally advised Cabinet that in keeping with the principles of good governance, he requested and received Minister Reid’s resignation.

The Prime Minister said Minister Reid’s resignation will ensure that any investigation into matters of concern will not be in any way impeded by his presence or oversight of the Ministry.

Following the conclusion of the special Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Holness attended a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Lady Musgrave Road in St. Andrew.

He made vague reference to the special Cabinet meeting and declared that the Government remains strong.

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