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Montserrat’s new Constitutional Order comes into effect September 27, 2011

Editor Bennett Roach, His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis, Chief Minister Hon. Reuben T. Meade

BRADES, Montserrat – Montserrat’s new Constitutional Order will come into effect on September 27, 2011.
According to His Excellency, the Governor Adrian Davis, plans are ongoing to commemorate the event. The governor will give remarks and swear in the relevant officials as would be necessary under the new order. These include the Premier and Deputy Premier, the Honourable Reuben T. Meade and Hon. Charles Kirnon respectively.
On the 28th, the first official sitting of the Legislative Assembly will be held at the Montserrat Cultural Centre to be followed by other cultural activities surrounding this momentous occasion. The general public will be invited to attend and be a part of the proceedings.
Governor Davis said Montserrat’s new Constitution Order reflects the desire of the United Kingdom to have a more progressive relationship with the Overseas Territories and speaks to good governance, more transparency and a means by which citizens can seek redress when necessary. Continue reading

Constitution committee releases community education plans

BRADES, Montserrat – The Constitution Implementation and Advice Committee (CIAC) has begun a campaign to educate the general public about the contents of the proposed draft Constitution Order for Montserrat.

According to Alric “Jim” Taylor, Chairman of the CIAC every effort will be made to connect with the public through various forums and media.

Following the decision in the Legislative Council in June to give an additional three months for public debate and discussion, the committee was asked to lead the education campaign on the new draft document. Continue reading