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Minority party says St Lucians should have a say in CCJ

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2013 | 9:20 AM

The small opposition Lucian People’s Movement is urging both the government and the official opposition party to ensure that citizens are allowed to vote in a referendum before St Lucia joins the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Party leader Therold Prudent says since Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony and his government seem adamant about taking the island to the CCJ, then citizens should also have a say.

Anthony has said that a special referendum may prove too costly for the island.

However, the opposition party says the issue of cost can be easily remedied by attaching the question of the CCJ to the ballot at the next general elections.


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