The House of Assembly will on Tuesday, August 18, discuss the Constitutional Reform Commission Report.
The discussion is being held on the anniversary of the passing of Justice Suzie d’Auvergne, the Commission’s Chairperson.
The Senate will discuss the report on Thursday, Aug. 20.
The public is encouraged to attend these historic sittings.
190 recommendations came out of the Constitutional Reform Commission Review.
Here are a few key recommendations made:
-The present Saint Lucia Constitution should be repatriated and the constitutional monarchial system should be abolished and replaced with a republican constitutional system.
-Discrimination based on sexual orientation is unacceptable and marriage should continue to be between man and woman
-The Caribbean Court of Justice should replace the Privy Council as Saint Lucia’s final appellate court and entrenched in a new constitution. Capital punishment should be retained.
-No person should be appointed to the office of Prime Minister for more than three consecutive five-year terms
-The system of elected local government in Saint Lucia should be re-established
-Political parties should declare their assets and liabilities
-A Political Party and Elections Campaign Finance Act should be enacted which will provide for a system of both public and private funding.