The row between the Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness regarding the Government’s push to establishment the CCJ as Jamaica’s final appellate court is intensifying.
The Government needs the support of at least one Opposition Senator if it’s to replace the UK based judicial committee of the Privy Council with the CCJ.
The vote on the CCJ bills is to take place in Parliament on April 28.
Addressing a recent meeting of the JLP’s Generation 2000 group on the UWI Mona Campus, Andrew Holness said the Simpson Miller administration should back-off from its CCJ push.
The Opposition Leader insisted that the issue of the CCJ should be put to a referendum.
He said the older members of the current political directorate are seeking to impose their will on the masses.
But Prime Minister Simpson Miller hit back yesterday afternoon saying the Opposition’s stance regarding the CCJ will make life harder for Jamaicans.
Speaking to the media outside Gordon House, Mrs. Simpson Miller was asked whether she’s confident her administration will get the support of at least 1-Opposition Senator in order to put the CCJ in place as Jamaica’s final court
Mrs. Simpson Miller responded by saying should the CCJ bills not be passed Andrew Holness and his labour party should have a guilty conscience.