Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding, is renewing his call for Opposition Senators to vote for the three Bills supporting the adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice as Jamaica’s final court of appeal.
The Bills will be debated next month.
The Government needs the support of at least one Opposition Senator if the Bills are to be passed into law.
Addressing a conference today at the Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St. James, Senator Golding said political consensus is necessary.
He says the PNP administration has no reason to be bashful in making a strident call for the adoption of the CCJ as Jamaica’s highest court.
Senator Golding argued that the CCJ has built an excellent jurisprudential record over the first decade of its existence.
He says Jamaica’s eight Opposition senators should not write their names forever on the wrong side of history.
Calling them the ‘super eight’, Senator Golding says Opposition Senators must dig deep and do the right thing to ensure that the Bills pass with bipartisan support.