The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) is announcing new dates for the first in a series of town hall meetings organized as part of the public education on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC).
NCC Chairman Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry has announced that the new date is September 19th at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay. “The inclement weather last Monday forced us to postpone our town hall meeting. We are quite anxious to begin our engagements with the general public as we embark on this very important phase of the public education and sensitization campaign on the CCJ and the JCPC,” he stated.
The NCC Chairman said his committee will re-calibrate the campaign particular in light of the fact that the referendum on whether Antigua and Barbuda delinks from the JCPC and accede to the CCJ will now take place in the first quarter of 2017.
Many of the presenters who were to participate in the town hall meeting on Monday, will form part of the panel on September 19.
The NCC has responsibility to undertake a public education on the two institutions so that members of the public will be able to make an ‘informed choice’ whenever the referendum is held. Accordingly, the general public is encouraged to attend the town hall meeting as the NCC raises the level of discourse on the CCJ/JCPC.