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No attempt made by Cabinet to influence corruption probes, says Samuda

Karl Samuda
 
Karl Samuda, Minister with responsibility for Information, has said no attempt was made by any member of the Cabinet to influence the probe into corruption allegations at the Ministry of Education, the Caribbean Maritime University and other government agencies.
 
Mr. Samuda was reacting to Wednesday morning's operations involving MOCA detectives in which former education minister, Ruel Reid, and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz Pinnock were arrested. 
 
He noted that neither the manner nor the outcome of the investigation was influenced by the Cabinet as this would amount to "a major breach of our commitment to the upholding and maintenance of the rule of law."
 
"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 recognised country governed by the rule of law; and that applies to everyone, no matter what position you hold," he said.  
 
Mr. Samuda said the Ministry of Education will not be impacted by Wednesday morning's developments involving Ruel Reid. 
 
He was responding to journalists at the Post Cabinet media briefing.


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