Grenadians vote to remain with the Privy Council
Grenadians on Tuesday voted by 12,133 to 9,846 to remain with the London-based Privy Council and reject the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the country’s final appellate Court.
Election officials reported a low voter turn out with just 21,979 of the 79,410 registered electors casting their ballots.
The Administration of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell was seeking, through Tuesday’s referendum, to pave the way for Grenada to join Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana as the CARICOM Member States with the CCJ as their final court. The CCJ also functions as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).