WHEREAS successive governments/administrations have alluded to the need for constitutional reform;
AND WHEREAS the previous People's National Movement administration tabled in Parliament and circulated for public comment, a blue print for constitutional reform;
AND WHEREAS the current People's Partnership administration had indicated during the election campaign that certain constitutional reform measures are to be pursued;
AND WHEREAS the repeal and replacement of the entire Constitution may not be the necessary, desirable or effective approach to better align the overall requirements of the nation for a more just and equitable society and enhanced governance;
BE IT RESOLVED that the process of constitutional reform be pursued through a series of amendments addressing specific areas of concerns;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the rationale for, as well as the scheduling and sequencing of each series of proposed amendments to the Constitution, be effectively communicated to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago prior to debate in the Parliament.
(By Senator Subhas Ramkhelawan)
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