Jamaica’s journey to becoming a republic progressing, as Constitutional Reform Committee submits report to cabinet

Jamaica’s journey towards becoming a republic is progressing, following the submission of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) report to the cabinet, on Monday.

The submission of the report was impeded temporarily after Opposition Leader Mark Golding instructed opposition representatives not to sign it.

This, due to uncertainty about whether the recommendation to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Jamaica’s final appeal court would be considered.

In an update yesterday, the Office of the Prime Minister said cabinet started a thorough and meticulous process of review, ensuring that all aspects of the report are carefully considered.

It said once the cabinet has completed its review, the report will be tabled in parliament along with the government’s conclusions.

The government said it remains hopeful that the opposition will join in signing the document, as it believes that a collaborative approach is essential for achieving meaningful and lasting constitutional reform.

It noted that it will not engage in the politicization of the constitutional reform process or contribute to undermining its integrity.


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