In Barbados, constitutional reform commission extends working timeline an additional five months

4 October 2023
Flag of Barbados (photo credit: sbj04769 via pixabay)
Flag of Barbados (photo credit: sbj04769 via pixabay)
The Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC) has been given until next April to complete its work. The 10-member commission, which was sworn in on June 20 last year to advise the Government on the formulation of a new Constitution, had been given a 15-month period to undertake its tasks, which meant it should have finished this month. However, in a statement issued by the Government Information Service on [3 October] – just over a month after chairman of the commission retired High Court Justice Christopher Blackman confirmed to Barbados TODAY that at least another five months would be needed – it was disclosed that the life of the CRC has been extended until April 19, 2024. [...] In explaining the Commission’s work and the rationale for the extension, Director General – Governance, Gail Atkins, said: “The work of the CRC is fairly advanced. It has completed consultations locally as well as with the diaspora in the United Kingdom and North America. The CRC has received several submissions from members of the public, at home and abroad, as well as from key stakeholders on matters considered pertinent to the drafting of a new Constitution. “The CRC is now at the deliberative stage where it is considering all the submissions made to determine the issues that will be contained in its report to be submitted to the President, as well as to provide drafting instructions for the preparation of a new Constitution for Barbados.”
Read the full article here: Barbados Today


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