KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has resigned.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the disclosure this morning adding that he met with Reid regarding certain allegations in the public domain.

“In keeping with the principles of good governance, I requested and received Minister Reid’s resignation,” Holness said in a letter posted to his official Twitter page.

Reid has also resigned from the Senate.

The prime minister added that Reid’s resignation will ensure that any investigation into matters of concern will not be in any way impeded by his presence or oversight of the ministry.

The ministry will now fall under the temporary supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) which will start its own review of the ministry and its agencies, Holness said

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