PM Says Promotion of Referendum has Become Political

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Monday 8th October, 2018-Prime Minister Gaston Browne has conceded that the promotion of the upcoming referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice has become political, and he blames the opposition for the way things have turned out.

The head of government, speaking on the Browne and Browne show at the weekend, said it has now become a partisan issue. But he says all is not lost.

Several organizations, some aligned to the main opposition United Progressive Party, believe there are more pressing issues that should be addressed, particularly in the judicial system, before such an important vote.

The prime minster appeared to have hinted that he would have been willing to delay the referendum, if those who oppose the move to the CCJ at this time were serious.

6th November, 2018, is the date when Antiguans and Barbudans will vote yes or no on the CCJ.