Former St Luca Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says it is time countries in the Caribbean relook their constitutional models and Westminster system of governance.
“If we’re going to confront Westminster and if we’re going to rethink our systems of governance and constitutions that provide for the systems of governance, we have to approach this business in a very realistic way, have a sharper and acute understanding of what the real possibilities are, and we cannot proceed by way of models that are generic that one cap fits all,” he said.
Anthony was part of a virtual town hall discussion on Sunday evening hosted by the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Constitutional Reform And The Republic: Confronting Westminster. It was moderated by political scientist at Cave Hill, Dr Kristina Hinds.
Other panellists included Professor Hamid Ghany, former director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI, St Augustine; former Speaker in Dominica’s House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights; former Speaker in the House of Assembly in St Vincent and the Grenadines Jomo Thomas; Jamaica’s Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Audley Duncan; former president of the Barbados’ National Organisation of Women Dr Marsha Hinds, and Guyanese attorney Chevy Devonish. (RA)
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