Ruel Reid appointed Opposition Senator
Principal of Jamaica College Ruel Reid has been appointed the newest Opposition Senator.
In a statement this afternoon, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, said the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has accepted the appointment.
Reid is expected to take his seat at the next sitting of the Senate.
Reid’s appointment comes hours after the Senate president Floyd Morris announced that Arthur Williams and Christopher Tufton have resigned from the Senate.
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Meanwhile, Holness has confirmed that attorney-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson is the new Leader of Opposition Business.
Holness says he has taken on the responsibility as spokesman on finance and planning.
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SEE STATEMENT BELOW
I have advised the Governor General that Mr. Ruel Reid, a noted educator and former advisor to the Minister of Education under the previous administration, has accepted my offer to be appointed to the senate.
Mr. Reid will take his seat at the next sitting of the Senate.
I have also advised that the new leader of Opposition Business in the Senate is attorney Mr. Tom Tavares Finson.
Additionally, after meeting with the IMF team yesterday and reviewing Jamaica’s delicate economic situation, I have assumed the portfolio responsibility for Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
Mr. Andrew Holness
Leader of the Opposition
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