Embattled Ruel Reid Resigns As JLP Caretaker For North West St Ann


Fired Education Minister, Ruel Reid, has resigned as JLP caretaker for North West St Ann.

Mr Reid had indicated in April, that he would resign from the post, shortly after he was sacked as Education Minister and Government Senator, amid corruption allegations.

But according to media reports, he’s still been working in the constituency.

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, Dr Horace Chang, says he spoke with Mr Reid today, who says he’s submitted his resignation letter to the party.

He says the JLP will now move to select someone to replace Reid.

He also says the Holness administration is concerned about corruption allegations and claims.

This morning Executive Director of the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal, Jeanette Calder, told Nationwide News that corruption in Jamaica is at crisis levels and affecting Holness politically.

But Dr Chang says the administration has dealt swiftly and decisively on matters of corruption.

Dr Horace Chang, JLP General Secretary, speaking this
afternoon 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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