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Democracy and constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago

Kirk Peter Meighoo

Democracy and constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago

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Published by Ian Randle Publishers in Kingston, Miami .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Constitutional history -- Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Elections -- Trinidad and Tobago.,
  • Trinidad and Tobago -- Politics and government -- 1962-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index.

    Other titlesDemocracy & constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago
    StatementKirk Meighoo with Peter Jamadar.
    ContributionsJamadar, Peter A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJL655 .M45 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 247 p. :
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22846326M
    ISBN 10976637337X
    ISBN 109789766373375
    LC Control Number2008449403

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Using Trinidad and Tobago as the model, Democracy and Constitution Reform in Trinidad and Tobago offers an overview of the constitutional reform process phone + email [email protected] Using Trinidad and Tobago as the model, this book offers an overview of the constitutional reform process in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The authors review the historical, political and cultural motivations that have spawned recent debates on constitutional reform; and more particularly on the proposals for parliamentary and electoral reform. The countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean are all self-governing, determining their own futures.

But some 40 years after gaining independence from Britain, the question remains whether these countries are truly democratic and whether the. In these young, post-colonial democracies, where party politics and power politics have had a negative impact on the process of democratic reform, the authors review the historical, political and cultural motivations that have spawn the most recent debates on constitutional reform; and more particularly on the proposals for parliamentary and electoral reform.

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Constitution and for matters of constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago". The Commission was further directed to report in writing upon the said enquiry giving its opinions and recommendations and providing for consideration a draft Constitution for Trinidad and Tobago based upon such opinions and recommendations.

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the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago”, which will be serialised in the Express, beginning today. Its purpose is to provide the public with the information and intellectual stimulus necessary for fruitful and honest participation in national constitutional dialogue and effective involvement in civic life.

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cases in Trinidad and Tobago for the period to This entire project has been led and executed by members of our Judiciary and its support staff. This book will be available in Third, the delivery of a one day intensive workshop on ‘The Use and Delivery of Oral Judgments: Why, When and How;’ facilitated by Justice Dobbs of.

constitutional reform.“ 2. The Commission was established on Saturday 2nd March, and it embarked upon a hectic itinerary of consultations all over Trinidad and Tobago. The general thrust of the consultation process was to engage the population in a dialogue about their aspirations and desires in respect of constitutional reform.

The. The foundation of society in Trinidad and Tobago is expressed in the Preamble of the Constitution where the People have affirmed belief in the core principles of democracy including the dignity of the human person and the equal and inalienable rights of human beings.

The constitution of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago is the supreme or highest law of the land. It must be followed by the President, the Prime Minister, Ministers of Government, the Chief Justice, the judicial arm of the State, all State and public officials and all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Constitutional Development In Trinidad & Tobago By Ann Spackman The need for detailed analyses of constitutional change in the West Indies is evident. Apart from a few general works of an historical nature there is very little secondary material available which provides descriptions of the institutions of government and their development.

Trinidad and Tobago is a small parliamentary republic which gained its independence from the United Kingdom in It has a population of some million people and an electorate of somevoters who have gone to the polls in 10 occasions since independence was achieved.

There have been four electoral turnovers in those 40 post-File Size: KB. Recovering democracy: problems and solutions to the Guyana quagmire by Ralph R. PREMDAS 1 Professor of Public Policy University of the West Indies St.

Augustine Trinidad and Tobago In when free and fair elections were conducted for the first time since in Guyana, a brief euphoric moment of positive. Demonstrators gathered outside of Trinidad and Tobago's parliament in Port-of-Spain to protest a proposed Constitutional Reform Bill that would among other things place a ten-year term limit on the office of prime minister, create the right to recall members of Parliament, and require automatic run-offs when no candidate has more than 50 percent of the vote.

Constitutional Reform in the ESC p. 4 H Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the mainland Caribbean states of Belize and Guyana.

In fact, democracy has been more durable in the ESC than in almost any other part of the developing world. Elites enjoyed an extended. The Constitution, drafted by Sir Ellis Clarke is referred to as the Independence Constitution and is considered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to be the first written Constitution.

It was reformed in and became the Republican Constitution which is still in. The Challenge of Constitutional Reform () - An Examination of Trinidad & Tobago’s Constitution by Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad.

A Guide to the Constitution of Trinidad & Tobago - by the Trinidad & Tobago Humanist Association. Archived Historical Legal. Ina constitutional reform commission led by Chief Justice Hugh Wooding recommended that the country become a republic, in line with almost universal national opinion.

A new constitution was adopted on 1 Augustwhen Trinidad and Tobago became a republic within the Commonwealth with the President of Trinidad and Tobago as head of monarch: Elizabeth II. Assistant Secretary - Divine Life Society of Trinidad and Tobago Incorporated Assistant Secretary-Civil Society Network (C.S.N.) Princes Town Region Activist-Dennis Pantin Constitution Reform Forum.

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog. the Cabinet appointed a National Commission on Constitutional Reform (NCCR) to “engage in the widest possible consultation as a pre-requisite to constitutional reform”.

is an anathema to the principles of democracy. constitutional reform in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Historical Background Guyana in and Trinidad and Tobago in saw the repatriation of their constitutions and the democracy.

The Case for Constitutional Reform From a historical perspective, it has been argued that our constitutions do not represent, in File Size: KB. Trinidad and Tob The Baha (Number of Electors. s, from Hart ) Onlyelectors could vote in 12 countries. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago alone accounted for o Only % of the population on average could vote in 13 countries.

Even in the. The Congress of the People is a political party in Trinidad and Tobago. It was formed in as a revolution away from the traditional, racial and tribal based politics that has scourged T&T for.

A constitutional referendum was held in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 25 November In an interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Express, that the proposed constitution would neither reduce the power of the prime minister nor strengthen the country's democracy.

The NDP's leader. Speaking in Parliament, Persad Bissessar said that the abolition of the Privy Council and replacement with the Trinidad-based CCJ would form part of a package of constitutional reform.

Tobago and the judiciary in turmoil to provide meaningful autonomy for Tobago and for Constitution reform in Trinidad and Tobago otherwise. our best interest in a well-run democracy. The. On their face, the proposed reforms to Grenada’s independence Constitution, which are set out in seven separate Constitution (Amendment) Bills and are the subject of a referendum to be held on 24 Novemberare politically progressive in so far as they seek to curtail the powers of the Prime Minister, enhance the integrity of the electoral process.

"This book defends a pathbreaking theory of democracy as a partnership among equals. It has all the makings of a classic: commanding clarity, a devastating attack on democratic practice today, and institutional proposals that should give us .—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School.

Two days ago, the House of Representatives in Trinidad & Tobago passed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, by a simple majority. The bill must still pass the Senate by a simple majority and receive presidential assent before becoming law, but neither step is expected to pose a threat to its eventual entrenchment in the Constitution.