People’s Constitution Commission Clarifies
The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) has clarified that the group has not had any debate or discussion over any specific wording, addition, or deletion regarding the Belize Constitution. The release from the PCC comes after several news outlets reported on UNIBAM’s reported call for the word, ‘God’ to be removed from the constitution. The PCC goes on to note that the PCC has invested the past 6 ½ months into orientation and strategic planning on how best to engage the people of Belize and the media in a public education and consultation process. It added that the mandate of the commission is to conduct a comprehensive review of the Belize Constitution, and to prepare and submit to the Prime Minister a final report on the findings of the review. In the conduct of its work, it is the duty and responsibility of the PCC to be guided by the Act. This includes collecting and considering the views and opinions of the public, which they say will begin shortly.