Opposition Senator, Dr. Chris Tufton, says the country will have to wait to hear his position on the adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ, as the country’s final court of appeal.
The Senate will begin debating the three CCJ Bills on October 16.
Speaking on Nationwide This Morning, Dr. Tufton said he’ll make his position known during the debate.
The Bills have been passed in the House of Representatives.
The government has been trying to woo the support of at least one Opposition Senator to pass the bills in the Senate and replace the Privy Council as the country’s final appellate court.
Since losing his bid to represent the JLP in West Central St. Catherine on Saturday, speculation has been rife that Dr. Tufton may be disgruntled with the labour party and may vote with the government.
The JLP is adamant that the replacement of the Privy Council by the CCJ, must be put to the people by way of a referendum.
A report carried in the Jamaica Observer newspaper on January 19 last year, said Dr. Tufton was in support of that position.