Constitutional reform on the agenda of new British Virgin Islands government
By 19 May
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Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has said his National Unity Government is heavily focused on election reform, constitutional review, and the new Register of Interests Act as the territory seeks to chart a new way forward with good governance. [...]
“As you are well aware, this constitution that we have is actually an order that is provided to us by the United Kingdom government. So, it is not a constitution that perhaps other countries that are independent would be used to,” Dr Wheatley said. “We would have this committee and we are asking for the United Kingdom government to accept the amendment to the constitution. So, they have a great deal of authority as it relates to the constitution reform. We have committed to make the constitutional changes in line with the reform in the [report from the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into corruption in BVI],” he added.
[Link to Commission of Inquiry report: https://bvi.gov.vg/sites/default/files/resources/web_accessible_-_bvi_coi_report.pdf]
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