Jamaica moves forward with amendment to constitution

4 June
Flag of Jamaica (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
Flag of Jamaica (photo credit: jorono via pixabay)
In a significant legislative development, the House of Representatives in Jamaica approved a bill to amend Section 61 of the nation’s Constitution on May 28.  This amendment is set to revise the Words of Enactment within the legal framework, marking a pivotal first step in a broader initiative to overhaul the Constitution to reflect the will of the Jamaican Parliament and its people. [ . . . ] The Constitution (Amendment of Section 61) Act, 2024, steered by Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte, aims to redefine the foundational authority for legislative enactments.  This adjustment is not merely a procedural update but a significant move underscoring the supreme legislative power of the Jamaican Parliament.  The amendment delineates three types of constitutional provisions—ordinary, entrenched, and deeply entrenched—each requiring different levels of legislative and public consensus for modification.
Read the full article here: Caribbean National Weekly


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