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The government is using

$4,000,000 ECD of YOUR
money to try and convince
you to vote yes. That’s YOUR
YOUR COUNTRY
NEEDS YOU LIKE
I
money that could have been
spent on hospitals, schools
and recreational facilities for
our young people.
NEVER BEFORE.
ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER,
VINCENTIANS FACE A CHOICE:
VOTING
A YES vote in the referendum will
The people need to stand up give Prime Minister Gonsalves

NO!
and be heard. even more powers with even less
accountability.
NO more powers to the
A NO vote in the referendum will
government. NO more powers
protect this country from the
to Gonsalves. NO more wasted
current government’s reckless
money. Enough is enough. campaign of corruption and
wastage.
VOTE NO FOR THE SAKE OF
YOUR COUNTRY. FOR THE
SAKE OF DEMOCRACY. FOR A
BETTER FUTURE.
NO! 25th NOVEMBER 2009
20 reasons why 7
Under the Proposed Constitution NO
COURT can enquire into the decisions

I VOTING
made by the Electoral and Boundaries By leaving all power to appoint senior
Commission. IT IS A LAW UNTO 15 public servants in the hands of the
ITSELF. Prime Minister ALONE and by putting
the conduct of those persons outside

NO!
The name “Minority Leader” should not the scrutiny of the parliament the next
8 be accepted. Stay with “Leader of the step could be DICTATORSHIP.
Opposition.”
St. Vincent has strong laws against
There is NOTHING in the new
16 buggery and gross indecency by
9 constitution that effectively reduces the persons of the same sex. Same
The NDP supports meaningful POWER of the Prime Minister. Sex marriages cannot happen here.
1 Constitutional Reform; the proposed Changing the constitution will not
constitution does not provide it. Representatives should report to their make gay marriage illegal…it is already
10 constituents and not to the Speaker. unlawful.
The President should be elected by
2 the people in national elections not Protection from Political Victimisation The constitution is not a young
hand picked by the Prime Minister or 11 should be given more prominence 17 people’s charter. Young people can
Parliament. under the new constitution. already own land and get married
at age 18. That has been our age of
Vincentians MUST be given not less The power of the Prime Minister to majority for the last TWO DECADES.
3 than CURRENT market value for their 12 order an investigation with a view to
land if government wants to take it removing the DPP prejudices the ability We do not agree with making the
away. of the DPP to function independently. 18 entrenched provisions of the
With an elected President this power constitution easier to change. Moving
The Parliament should remain at 21 will not exist. the percentage of votes from 66 % to
4 (plus the Speaker) and not be increased 60% and giving less time for the public
to 27. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. IT The constitution does not have to be to understand the changes is NOT
DOES NOT DEEPEN DEMOCRACY. 13 changed for us to have an Ombudsman DEEPENING DEMOCRACY.
or Teaching Service Commission,
Parliamentarians must not be allowed Human Rights Commission or Integrity Local Government representatives
5 to slander people while in Parliament Commission. Ordinary legislation can 19 MUST BE elected and its funding MUST
and get away with it. effectively deal with those institutions. BE GUARANTEED.

The responsibility to recall members The Parliamentary Commission is The Proposed Constitution does not
6 of parliament should be that of the 14 unnecessary. It does not reduce Prime 20 encourage the promotion of public
electorate and not political parties. Ministerial power. servants on the basis of MERIT.