Monday 1 June, 2020

Judge advises Sharen Reid to take leave from CMU

Sharen Reid, the wife of embattled former Minister of Education, Information and Youth, Ruel Reid, was advised by Senior Parish Judge Vaughn Smith to take a leave of absence from her managerial duties at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in order to abide by her bail conditions.

Reid’s, attorney Carolyn Chuck told Judge Smith, after he had imposed as a condition of her $1 million bail, that she should stay away from the CMU and the Ministry of Education, that her client was still employed at the tertiary institution.

“She is currently employed at CMU,” Chuck told the judge.

The magistrate then asked senior Clerk of Court, Hansurd Lawson, if the crown had any objection to her working at CMU while on bail.

“We are asking that your honour impose a condition that she not be there,” Lawson answered.

“Investigations have been going on for months and she was still there,” Chuck retorted.

“The situation has changed, she has now been charged. Now would be the opportune time for her to take leave,” Judge Smith replied before leaving the condition in place.

In addition, Sharen Reid was also ordered to hand over her travel documents and report to the Matilda’s Corner Police every Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 6am and 6pm. A stop order was placed against her at all ports and she was fingerprinted.

Reid along with her four co-accused will return to court on January 23.

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