Date set for CCJ referendum

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November 6 is the date when Antiguans and Barbudans will vote in a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would be the nation’s final court of appeal.

Lionel “Max” Hurst, chief of staff disclosed the information during Thursday’s post-Cabinet press conference.

He also revealed that the process would likely proceed with or without the support of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP). The opposition party is being blamed for stalling the process due to certain concerns it expressed regarding constitutional reform.

 “The UPP has indicated that their support for the referendum is conditional upon them dressing up the referendum with a number of issues unrelated to the CCJ. In every country where that has taken place, the referendum has failed,” Hurst said.

(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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