Private Motion: The Process of Constitutional Reform

Senate - 1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

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)

22 Feb 2011
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Subhas Ramkhelawan [Independent Senator]
2.Senator Lyndira Oudit [Vice-President of the Senate]
3.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Rabindra Moonan [Government Senator (Temporary)]
22 Mar 2011
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Prof. Harold Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
2.Senator David Abdulah [Government Senator]
3.Senator Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
10 May 2011
Senate Debate - Day 3Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
31 May 2011
Senate Debate - Day 4Hansard
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
2.Senator Vasant Bharath [Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs]
4.Senator Dr. James Armstrong [Independent Senator]