Antiguans and Grenadians voting in referendum on Privy Council

Voters in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada were casting ballots on Tuesday to decide whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council as their final court.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has urged citizens to exercise their franchise and  said he is pleased he had done all he could to ensure that nationals were in a position to make a reasonable judgement on the issue.

Antigua and Barbuda would need a two-thirds majority of those casting ballots to ensure that the Privy Council is replaced by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which also serves as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM.

Only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana…

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