Barbuda Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Arthur Nibbs, is calling on the leadership of the main political parties to issue a joint statement on the issue surrounding the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Nibbs made the call during a courtesy call by a team from the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) which is visiting Barbuda as part of its national public education campaign on the CCJ and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC).
Following his call for the political parties to become involved in the campaign in favour of the CCJ, Nibbs issued a further call for Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, Leader of the Opposition, Baldwin Spencer, and the leader of the United Progressive Party, Senator Harold Lovell to make a joint public statement on the matter.
“This is the right move at the right time and there should be no delay in our move towards acceding to the CCJ,” Minister Nibbs declared. He indicated that he would be employing strategies similar to an election campaign to get his supporters out to support the move towards the CCJ.
Nibbs said he will be fully engaged in the process to educate Barbudans about their choices in the upcoming referendum. While he favours the CCJ, Nibbs said he has no difficulty if the people on the sister isle are exposed to both sides of the argument.