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Governance | REFERENDUM

Hold a grand referendum on the removal of the buggery law


Source: The Jamaica Gleaner February 9, 2016

Friday June 16, 2017 | Jamaica Observer

Chuck: Buggery law will only be changed by a referendum

Questioned by journalists yesterday, Chuck said the Government had no clear time frame for the proposed referendum nor was it a priority given the many problems facing the country.

“The PM has in mind referendum on several areas but I suspect that those will come towards the end of the parliamentary term because there are so many things that need to be dealt with; we are concentrating more now on economy and crime… and so matters like referendum are not really top priorities at this time,” he said.

Asked whether in fact there could be no referendum in the current term, Chuck said: “I don't know, the truth is that referendum for CCJ, to remove the Queen (as Jamaica's Head of State), to remove the buggery law and others … these are absolutely needed but I don't see it immediately,” he said.