Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he’s advised that discussions are still underway seeking a resolution to the request for an extension of Ruel Reid’s special leave from his role as principal of Jamaica College.

Prime Minister Holness was responding to questions from the media during a tour of Westmoreland yesterday.

Reid has collected more than $11 million over the last two years from his substantive role as principal for the St. Andrew based high school.

Although he hasn’t functioned in the role since becoming Education Minister in 2016.

Reid was dismissed from the Holness Cabinet in 2019 amid allegations of corruption at the Caribbean Maritime University.

Mr. Holness says the authorities are working quickly to resolve the matter in the public’s interest.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, speaking with the media during a tour of sections of the Westmoreland State of Emergency today.

Reid’s current leave expires on Saturday November 20.