Providenciales – The United Kingdom has acknowledged to MM on several occasions that it has received a report from Caricom which included advice on the current TCI Constitution…and yet, nothing. No word, no formal reply or opinion to TCIG or Caricom and nothing to demonstrate that it even counts worth the while what are the concerns of the 20 nations of the Caribbean Community related to the Turks and Caicos Islands, which is an Associate member of Caricom.
Nonetheless, Chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee Mr Daniel Malcolm says this time, the UK will pay attention, that this exercise of public consultation is not cosmetic. QUOTE. With his team introduced and described as formidable, Mr Malcolm said residents need to show up to the seven public meetings and should reach out for any private meetings as the country discusses proposing a replacement constitution to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. QUOTE.
Here is that meeting schedule. Next Tuesday, September 16 in Grand Turk at 6:30pm at the Ona Glinton Primary School… the Salt Shed in Salt Cay at 10am on Wednesday September 17… In Provo, September 18 at 6:30pm at the Gus Lightbourne Gym – that’s a week from today; South Caicos on September 25 at the Regatta Village at 6:30pm; North Caicos on September 30 at the Adelaide Omeler Primary at 6:30pm… on October 1st it is to Middle Caicos at the Community Center at 10am with a trip into North Caicos again, this time Kew for a meeting at the Hubert James primary school at 6:30pm again that meeting is October 1st. The exchange is expected to be robust, Daniel Malcolm giving media a glimpse into his style and his thoughts during the formal announcements yesterday at the office of the Premier.