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Weekly Round-up: Reid charged with corruption… 14-y-o Munro boarder dies… J'can gymnast for Olympics

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Fritz Pinnock were on Wednesday arrested and charged with multiple criminal offenses stemming from a probe into allegations of corruption, fraud and misappropriation of public funds involving the Ministry of Education and the CMU.

Three others were also arrested including the Councillor of the Brown's Town Division in St Ann, Kim Brown-Lawrence along with Reid's wife and daughter.
 
Then on Wednesday morning, a 14-year-old boarder at Munro College was found unresponsive by staff members as they did their rounds to rouse the boys for the new school day.

And, in sport, the Jamaica Olympic Association on Tuesday praised artistic gymnast Danusia Francis for her efforts in being the country's first official qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Multiple Charges

'Gun without bullets'

How Ruel, co-accused allegedly milked over $50m in State funds

No longer 'chucking' it

Chuck under fire over comments about Ruel Reid's arrest

Justice minister not in support of paternity leave law

Gov't to table amendments to Proceeds of Crime Act

Mosquito sterilisation project for Jamaica next year

Gov't to place JPS shares on stock market

Task force appointed to deal with threat to banana, plantain industry

14-year-old Munro boarder dies

JUTC driver charged with taxi operator's murder

October 28 trial date for man accused in MP's murder

UPDATE: Taxi operator killed in Duhaney Park

JOA hails Francis on Tokyo qualification

More to come!

Shaw takes scoring record in stride

Clovis Toon

Gov't allocates $38m for Petrojam forensic audit


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