Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Reid, Pinnock arrest 'important step' in cleaning up corruption - PNP

Julian Robinson

Julian Robinson

The People’s National Party (PNP) is describing Wednesday’s events involving the arrest and charge of former Education Minister Ruel Reid and President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Fritz Pinnock, as “a beginning and an important first step in Jamaica’s efforts to clean up corruption and create an environment of good governance and probity in public affairs.”

In a press release issued Wednesday by the party’s General Secretary, Julian Robinson, the PNP said it was closely monitoring the situation and would comment further once charges have been laid.

The two men, along with Reid’s wife Sharen, his daughter Sharrele and Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Kim Brown-Lawrence, have since been slapped with multiple charges in what the police have described as a multi-million dollar, multi-agency corruption probe.

Meanwhile, the PNP has reiterated that there were other investigative reports on Petrojam, NESoL, and the CMU which were long overdue and it still awaits conclusion and action on those investigations.

“The PNP feels it is important that the situation which persisted in some of these agencies and organisations for well over a year be brought to an end and the Jamaican people be provided with the relevant information,” Robinson said.

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