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Jul 22, 2022

Louis Wade is Media Representative on People’s Constitutional Committee

Louis Wade

The People’s Constitutional Committee will be formally introduced at the beginning of August.  While that taskforce is comprised of a cross-section of representatives, it includes a seat for a representative of the media, the fourth estate.  Earlier today, following a meeting on Wednesday with the Good Governance Unit, the media chose Pastor Louis Wade of Plus TV and Daniel Ortiz of Channel 7 to represent the various platforms as primary and alternate representatives, respectively. The appointments follow a call from the media for there to be someone among us to represent our views and recommendations where constitutional reform is concerned.  This afternoon, we had a chance to speak with Pastor Wade and Daniel Ortiz about their eighteen-month appointment to the working group.


Pastor Louis Wade, Media Representative, P.C.C.

“I was surprised and my heart was very warmed and I want to start off by saying thank you to the media for putting their confidence in me, I will not disappoint them.  I believe that over the years, the issues as it relates to free speech, as it relates to so many other issues with the media being, in my opinion, the guardian of the democracy of the people and the informants of the democracy.  We need to ensure that those principles are firmly rooted in the constitution.  I am also a person who believes in team, I never work alone and so I am going to look forward to hearing from my media colleagues what their thoughts are.”


Daniel Ortiz

Daniel Ortiz, Alternate Media Rep, P.C.C.

“I’ve been in the media for twelve years and obviously they’ve taken note in the work that I do and they find that they can respect it, so thanks very much for that show of confidence and I will definitely try my best to acquit myself of that, to do the best job I can as alternate.”



“And then, if you could talk to us about the importance, as you perceive it, of the media being a part of such a commission.”


Daniel Ortiz

“I mean, well, who better than the press to keep an eye on these types of processes.  I see it as a patriotic duty. The leaders of our country have said that they want to modernize the constitution and they want to remove the relics of colonialism from it.  Well, I’m happy to participate in that process and I am glad that the government of the day heard us as the press and decided to include us as stakeholders.”

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