Sir Godfrey Gregg
As time change so is technology and politics. I think St. Vincent and the Grenadines need to consider some level of reform to the Constitution to bring us in line with modern politics.
- There should be a standard date for elections to be held every five years. (eg. December 6)
- The leader of Government who in the most case becomes the Prime Minister should be on the ballot as such
- Senators should face the electorate and be elected to sit in the Parliament
- One senator for the Grenadines and the other five from the mainland divided in a senatorial constituency with an equal population
- The Governor-General can be nominated by the Government and a second nomination by the Opposition. Both nominations must be put to a vote and done by secret ballot.
- The Governor-General should be more involved in governmental affairs that just the ceremonial role representing the Queen
- There should be Ethical laws enacted to help stamp out corruption in government
- No elected member or senator should absent him or herself from the sitting of Parliament without showing good cause to the Speaker of the House and the approval of the Governor-General
- There is a need for more committee hearings to deal with many ills in the society
- Bills should be discussed with constituents for their inputs
- All financial institutions including Friendly Societies should be regulated under the Ministry of Finance
- Centralize government agencies
- Above all, there should be a system built in the constitution to stamp out corruption in every area possible
- The Grenadines must be given equal and fair economic development guaranteed by the constitution