TVJ Midday News: Police Detain Former Education Minister Ruel Reid – October 9 2019

TVJ Midday News: Police Detain Former Education Minister Ruel Reid – October 9 2019


good afternoon I am Andrea Chism with
the midday news for this Wednesday October 9 a special welcome if you’re
watching on one spot media.com there has been a major development in the
corruption probe involving former education minister well-read and the
government entities which fell under his portfolio mr. Reid the president of the
cabin maritime University professor Fritz pinnock and counselor for the
brownstone division in st. Anne Kim Brown Lawrence were this morning
detained by the police following raids at their houses TV jeiza Shane masters
reports the major organized crime and anti-corruption agency mocha says for
simultaneous operations were carried out targeting the main suspects implicated
in multimillion-dollar corruption and foreign schemes perpetrated at the
Ministry of Education CMU and other government entities the operations which
got underway at 5 o’clock this morning took place in st. Andrews and Catherine
Anderson tan the house of former member of parliament and CMU employee of nee
Lawrence was also searched he has not been detained the raids also involved
the financial investigation division fi Dee and the Constabulary financial unit
of the counterterrorism and organized crime division C top information
reaching TVJ news is that former education minister rural Reid and two
members of his family are likely to be taken into custody later today in the
Caribbean maritime university CMU education ministry corruption probe mr.
Reid resigned on March 20 amid the corruption allegations and yesterday
pinnock was sent on special leaf with me that effect pending the outcome of the
probe Moka said the investigations involved allegations of corruption fraud
and misappropriation of public funds involving the ministry of education and
at the CMU in a statement released earlier this morning
mocha did not name those arrested however it reported that a number of
persons were arrested and taken into custody for further questioning this
morning the Director of Public Prosecutions
DPP Paul aluminum said since her last consultation with law enforcement
authorities three months ago there has been no further contact the Lord let me
make it quite clear please the DPP the VP’s office and I had a team of four
lawyers we prepared a 13-page opinion which we said has been submitted has
made no recommendation so the FIB and the police authority in July Lauren
found that for criminal laws may have been breached by key players in the
Royal we to CMU corruption case in addition to the breaches of the four
criminal laws the DPP said they were possible to common law offenses and
possible administrative breaches she also recommended further investigations
but said the decision whether to arrest and charge any of the accused and placed
them before the court rested with the police and other investigative the
body’s machine masters TVJ news and for more details on the raids carried out
this morning here Stevie J Kirk right before daybreak
mocha operatives souped down on professor Phoenix
hellshire home in st. Catherine the police took several items from his home
some of which appeared to be cellular phones and other electronic gadgets the
police were observed recording aspects of their operation on several occasions
professor pinic was seen moving in and out his house during one of the
exchanges outside the house the police had him sign a document but minutes
before he was taken away in an unmarked vehicle the professor was
seen kissing relatives goodbye in Kingston at MOCA headquarters at the NC
B towers he was escorted into the building surrounded by police but
without handles Kirk right TV genius in the meantime information Minister
Khar Samudra gave the government’s initial reactor reaction to this
morning’s operation by the police what they have done is as a consequence of
what they have investigated and their findings and it is part of what makes us
an established and recognized country governed by the rule of law and that
applies to everyone no matter what position you hold so basically I know
nothing beyond what I have been advised I find it regrettable I find it
unfortunate because it hits at the heart of what we are all striving to achieve
and that is a stable and responsible country that adheres to all the tenants
of good governance among which at the pinnacle is the rule of law so beyond
that and not much more I can I can advise you on we await further updates
from the security forces and they are free and they are authorized to take
whatever measures in their view are appropriate to handling this situation
and it’s time for a break here on the midday news but stay with us more
stories right after these messages

82 thoughts on “TVJ Midday News: Police Detain Former Education Minister Ruel Reid – October 9 2019

  1. Nothing will come of it cuz they are all in on it bcuz they represent the laws of the land, they act as though they are above the law. Let me know when the trial starts but I won't hold my breath cuz they protect they own.

  2. Govern by the rule of lawπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. I like the idea of MOCA but that MOCA officer milling around in slippers isn't very confidence-inspiring.

  4. The Jamaica of government too corrupt them wait until them friends get rid of the evidence, then pretend to showing some sort of force like they doing their job, yeah just give them all the time in the world to get rid of computer and paper trails

  5. When it is not Bruce Golden Stepping down it's coke, Reid early morning raid just to name a few.. Keep on the pressure Peter!! No free Easter Bun going to save them this time, all when Andrew add cheese and lemonade to it…

  6. Justice must be carried out to all those who were involved for my people ought, must, and shall be served with honesty. I urge you all members of Government must served with dignity, honesty, integrity, and courtesy in a faithfull and respectful manner. If thus you fail to do so, then drastic measures will be applied and then you will be removed from office and you will be punished and held accountable.

  7. Lock then up n throw away the keys….let them be an example to the rest…both former n present of both parties…

  8. Them need to arrest PNP PHILLIP PAULWELL AND OTHER IN THE PNP FOR ALL THE SAME THING THEY DID WHEN THEIR PARTY WAS IN POWER.

    THE PNP DID IT TOO AND SHOULD NOT HET AWAY TOO.

    Most of those POLICE ARE CRIMINAL IN UNIFORM.

  9. I warnd Andrew Holness not to give this man such a position and i was bashed for making that statement,it revealed and it hurt the party bib time..don't call thee Ellection now wait until 2021

  10. If it was me they would find my yard the say day are the next morning when it comes to light, but look how long they take to raiders them SMH

  11. Why are they picking on Ruel Reed? Many of the gov officials are corrupt on both sides. They all need to clean up their act.

  12. People vote for PNP and JLP and some of the people them make them living by selling in market and pan the road, but everyone can't hold in some of these markets so they have to go on the road to sell ,PNP and JLP government send blue suits police's to take away the same people them goods who vote for these people ,who is the fool the people who vote for PNP and JLP that doesn't make one ,what a country

  13. Tha fool ya what him for before you go and hide your damn self you a worry about party we s talk bout the integrity of the country and you a defend party that is why the country is in the state it is now and with more idiots Like you around the country will never better(.DAM STUPID).

  14. Lock dem up. If twas America dem would get long sentence. Thing is whole a dem need to lock up on both sides. It's time to audit mps to find out how dem spend dem constituency development fund. A no only big teef need fi ketch.

  15. I do hope this is the beginning of criminal charges and if found guilty prison sentence, pnp will soon have there day also, lest we forget its not a one personnel one party thing I'm sure the jlp who have being protecting the pnp will now have to move swiftly finsac, interesting times ahead

  16. All of you wamna be english posh talking jamaicans are full of shit amd criminals fire bun you all and your curupt ways!

  17. He resigned in March and is way down in October police raiding houses and searching them….what evidence u gonna find now….if it was me i.d be handcuffed in March….take people for fools.

  18. Hand cuffed is standard for all whom are arrested and LATER determined to be charged….SO WHY IS THIS AN EXCEPTIONS…Handcuffed is a good experience to DETER all from the ideas of probably doing wrong….

  19. all politicians are corrupted and thieves they go in politics to steal money πŸ’° and cover up for one another all come out rotten richer

  20. I'VE NEVER SEEN A COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HEADED BY BLACK LEADERS THAT IS NOT CORRUPTED
    JAMAICA BLACK LEADERS ARE INEPT; COMPLICIT AND CO CONSPIRATORS IN THE CORRUPTION; CRIME AND VIOLENCE
    FUEL REID IS NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT NEED TO BE LOCKED AWAY
    πŸ‡―πŸ‡² IS RUNNING LAWLESSNESS UNDER BLACK LEADERSHIP
    πŸ‡―πŸ‡² IS SHITHOLES COUNTRY
    THERE'S NOT 1 COUNTRY IN THE WORLD HEADED BY A BLACK MAN/LEADER WITH A GOOD GDP ECONOMY
    LOOK AT AFRICA
    LOOK AT HAITI
    LOOK AT JAMAICA
    IT'S SHITHOLE COUNTRY FUCKED UP BY BLACK MAN LIKE FUEL REED
    ANDREW COLDNESS AND PETER FLIPS…FLOPS

  21. I am not sure why they took so long to arrest them, II guess all the various bodies had to follow the law and protocol in terms of gathering enough evidence.I suspect they are trying to do a good and though job so it will not be easier for them to get away with anything because of mishandling of evidence, anyway that is what I am thinking. I would imagine too that once as they were suspects the officers would have them under surveillance to ensure that they would not get rid of or tamper with evidence.
    It is the first in the history of the country I have ever seen a Member of Parliment being arrested for involvement in corruption. Even if nothing comes out of this, which I hope by God it does, then at least this may serve as some type of deterrent to other official that they should not abuse their public office.
    Next now should be the Petrojam personels!

  22. While I think those people should be arrested. It would seems that these two are scapegoats, because what happens to the other thieves at Petrojam :
    Is Chucky saying that it's ok for police to swoop down on poor people but not on people of a certain class? The media or police didn't even show Reid he and his family cover up in leopard sheet . Isn't that privileged?

  23. good job moca you guys must work like the FBI nu matter who them be lock up them back side them must stop thief we tax money

  24. So tell me something digicel and flow no av all phone conversations wey gwaan bout the tiefing of funds by these people do them the same ting unu do kartel go fi the wiretap from digicel or flow kmt unu no waa prison no rich bwoy a gwey all a unu fi gwey

  25. All MOCA corrupt too, because if it was a local scammer, you put him in hand cuff and this guy is a state's embezzler and he walks without hand cuff. So respectful arrest for embezzlers and enforce arrest for local scammers

  26. Jamaica has become the new home of inexorable criminals. The head of whom are politicians and their cronies. Jamaica is the only country the world over where real criminals ( politicians) are immune to arrest and prosecution. Honest black Jamaicans are getting a merciless deal from those callous, egotistic and barbaric politicians. Despite the inhumane conditions in which most black Jamaicans being forced to exist, minority groups on the Island are eating life and throwing the skin which they no longer need.

  27. should lock up the prime minister too because only God can tell me that he never knows that they were stolen the taxpayer money

  28. I am a neutral person but based on my research, the PNP has furniture scandal, Zinc, light bulb, sand mining, foreign exchange, motor vehicle, land distribution, water commission, shell waiver and trafigura scandal. Now tell me, can pnp speak about scandal?

  29. All governments upon this earth is illegal.. they use soldiers and police to protect themselves and to enforce their wickedness

  30. It's full time some of us wise up and realize say it's not the lower ranks in the force a tef… it's the same top man in high ranks weh some of unu citizens love run go to and talk bout them a big boss. A them a the biggest tef along with the POLITICIANS, their tefing money go straight to their account or some off shore account. You citizens are the cost of it as well because unu love likes and dont want to obey the laws that govern this country. But in another country we have to live by it.
    Let's unite and develop our country. Love and peace brother and sisters

  31. Jamaican people don't have any sense is full time now we stand up against this Government system and protest against them like how the people them do overseas and whether we want to believe it or not all a them a criminal from PNP to JLP

  32. It’s so simply people of Ja you take the pigs out of the mud,trust me they will find there way right back in the mud.
    As soon as a dollar flashes across there faces that’s it amen

  33. Suh how unu nuh handcuff di dog shit??? And if a pani street way we a hustle unu take way we things n all handcuff we ana we honnest bread we a bludclaat hustle fah ..

  34. People people people. No one is above the law no matter what position they hold – what a joke. They didnt even handcuff him. Jamaican politicians and executives will never change. Poor gets poorer rich gets richer.

  35. Yeh mon him never know him day ago come…long time him a mash up the youths dem life from jc days him kick we foolishness and now we all seeing him on we tv hiway robbry him a study..God naah sleep…jus leave dem to time

  36. Time for you old politicians to step aside .. too much Dr this one and that one .. you a politician or a Doctor .. lol .. wise up Jamaicans

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