Referendum on CCJ – says TT’s Prime Minister

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar says Trinidad and Tobago’s move to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as the island’s final court “is a matter that ought to be put to a referendum in the appropriate time”.

“CCJ is a matter that ought to be decided by the people. As far as the constitutional reform is concerned, the issue of a referendum is part of the package. This is a matter that ought to be put to a referendum at the appropriate time.

“Yes, in law we do not have any provision for a referendum. But when we had the Constitutional Reform Commission this was one of their recommendations. And such matters will be taken on board,” she added.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/referendum-on-ccj-says-tts-prime-minister

The level of governance in Trinidad is far superior that in Jamaica, so we may want to reconsider our position Madame Prime Minister.

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One Response

  1. Yet you have organizations here in Jamaica criticizing the JLP for asking for a referendum on the CCJ.

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