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Opposition Senator calls for CCJ referendum

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 10:06 PM
Opposition spokesman on justice Senator Alexander Williams said the matter was too important for one opposition senator’s vote to be the decider.

Opposition spokesman on justice Senator Alexander Williams, says he’s not prepared to take the risk of foisting the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Jamaicans without knowing whether they want it.

He is insisting that a referendum must be held on the issue.

Speaking in the debate on the CCJ this morning, he said the matter was too important for one opposition senator’s vote to be the decider.

Williams said a referendum would give Jamaicans a feeling of involvement in constitutional reform.

He also expressed fear that the independence of the court could be affected by simple changes to the CCJ agreement by regional governments.

 

Senator Alexander Williams