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Sep 22, 2021

A Constitutional Reform Commission is Established

John Briceño

The issue of constitutional reform has been on the table for quite some time and while both political parties have discussed the need to improve the existing laws in an effort to stomp out corruption, the Briceño administration has introduced a Constitutional Reform Commission. It was announced on Tuesday that the task force will be established before the end of next month and its members will serve a one-year tenure.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“This is why for my government; “Ending Corruption” is not a slogan. It is a demand we have heard loud and clear from the Belizean people across the length and breadth of our nation.  It is too a requirement for the successful growth and development of Belize. It is the foundation of our Social Justice Agenda aimed at addressing poverty. We will make Government more accountable and transparent by reforming the oversight structures and reviewing the Belize Constitution to ensure that it meets the needs and aspirations of the Belizean people. Today, I am announcing our government’s decision to appoint a Constitutional Reform Commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the Constitution, engage in national consultations, and make specific recommendations to the Ministry of Constitutional Reform for any changes deemed necessary. The Commission shall be appointed on or before thirty-first October and have a one-year term of office.”

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