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Grenada to hold referendum

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Grenada to hold referendum

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ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Oct 5 – The Grenada government says it intends to hold a national referendum for a new constitution next year.
Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenada, delivering the traditional Throne Speech at the start of a new session of Parliament, said Grenada, which obtained its political independence from Britain in 1974, would turn 40 next year.
“Forty years signify growing maturity and a coming of age.  It is therefore right and proper that our nation considers the type of constitution that should guide our development for the next 40 years and beyond,” she told legislators.
“Accordingly, my Government, in our Nation’s 40th anniversary of Independence, will put to the people, a referendum on a new Constitution for Grenada. The matters for contemplation and decision will include the structure and composition of our Parliament, accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice as Grenada’s final Appellate Court and other relevant issues,” she said. (CMC)