Opposition names former Antigua prime minister to Constitutional Commission

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has named former prime minister Baldwin Spencer to serve as its nominee on a proposed Constitutional Commission.

But UPP leader, Harold Lovell has called on Prime Minister Gaston Browne to ensure that the Commission is established by the end of this month ahead of the planned referendum on November 6 on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda would replace the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

“That is because many concerns have been expressed where persons want to be assured that the question of constitutional reform and putting on the question, some of these important issues will not be side stepped after the referendum.

“And so it is very important that we have it in place…

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