Former Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering wants the answer to the question of who gave the governor constitutional authority to set up the Constitutional Review Committee of the territory.
Dr. Pickering posed the question during his recent appearance as a guest on the ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio programme.
With the BVI’s Constitution not suspended, he said the governor should not be responsible for overseeing the composition of the committee.
Dr. Pickering also questioned the implications of such a decision.
He said it implies that the BVI people are not capable of successfully reviewing the Constitution by themselves, which is a false assumption.
The former District Seven Representative said it was the people of the territory who were responsible for reviewing the current Constitution, which at the time in 2007, was seen as a blueprint by other Caribbean islands.
Dr. Pickering urged residents to pay attention to these developments and not take them for granted.
Meanwhile, host of the show Claude Skelton Cline questioned the constitutionality of the decisions made by the National Unity Government and the Governor.
He too said that a number of questions have been lingering, considering the BVI’s Constitution remains active after the United Kingdom Government opted not to suspend it.
The deadline for the establishment of the Constitutional Review Committee according to the National Unity Government’s framework for implementing the Commission of Inquiry Report Recommendations, is Thursday, June 30.
The framework further states, that the Committee will have until July 31, 2022, to submit a final report to the premier and governor.