PNP not in favour of referendum for CCJ decision  

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it will not support the use of a referendum to determine if the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) should become the final appeal court, as the country transitions into a Republic.

A referendum is a general vote by eligible citizens on a political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision. 

As the process to transition to a Republic progresses, Opposition Leader Mark Golding has been critical of the approach being taken by the government. 

The Opposition wants the CCJ to be Jamaica’s final appeal court. 

When questioned about the use of a referendum to settle the matter, Mr. Golding dismissed the suggestion noting that it has not been successful in other countries. 

He suggested that the decision be made through both houses of parliament. 


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