Countdown to Referendum Day
What is a Referendum?
A referendum is an election in which the People vote on the question whether they approve a Bill passed by the Lower House and Senate to amend the Constitution.
What is Constitution Reform?
Constitutional reform refers to the modification of the constitution of a nation or state.
When is the vote?
Grenada votes on Constitution Reform on November 24th, 2016.
There are eight (8) Bills for amendment of the constitution.
Seven (7) Bills will be voted on in the Referendum on November 24th 2016.
Bill 1. CCJ and Other Justice Related Matters
Bill 2. Elections and Boundaries Commission
Bill 3. Ensuring a Leader of the Opposition
Bill 4. Fixed Date for Elections
Bill 5. Name of State
Bill 6. Rights and Freedoms
Bill 7. Term of Office of Prime Minister
THE SEVEN CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT BILLS 2016 Referendum Day is Thursday 24th November 2016. Citizens will be asked to cast their ballot to vote Yes or No to each of the seven constitutional amendment Bills. The bills seek to amend the Grenada’s Constitution to: Improve...read more
Upon accepting the invitation to speak to you on why constitutional reform is important for national development, I was thrown in a state of deep introspection to clearly understand the topic. I asked myself on many occasions, how can a process that over the last weeks has become so controversial develop our nation? I managed to come up with some points which I will share with you.read more
In recent weeks quite a lot of references have been made about the decisions of courts in India, Gibraltar, United States and in Belize especially in relation to the Rights Bill which is scheduled for Referendum on 24th November next. These references were made in...read more
I was advised today, Wednesday, 19th October, 2016, by Her Excellency the Governor-General that the seven writs issued on Friday, 23rd September, 2016, have been revoked. Her Excellency has commanded me to inform the general public of Grenada that today, 19th October,...read more
GENDER, INTEGRITY AND JUSTICE IN GRENADIAN CONSTITUTION REFORM by Dr Francis Alexis QC 20 Oct 16 Regarding the Grenadian Referendum on 24th November, attempts to use wrongfully the call for gender equality are improper. So too are negative insinuations on the...read more
GENDER EQUALITY IN THE GRENADIAN REFERENDUM by DR FRANCIS ALEXIS QC 10 Oct 16 GENDER EQUALITY PROPOSAL 1. This article addresses one of the proposals being discussed regarding the Grenadian constitutional referendum coming up on the 24th. That is the proposal in the...read more