CRC has nothing to hide says Malahoo Forte
ST JAMES, Jamaica— Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo Forte has declared that the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) has nothing to hide from the public.
She was responding to a question on whether CRC meetings could be streamed. The question came from the floor, from a man who identified himself as ‘East Central’ during the first Road to Republic Town Hall meeting, held at the Montego Bay Civic Centre in St James, Wednesday evening.
“We are considering it (streaming). I said before, there is nothing to hide. Many of you who sit in management positions, leadership positions, or even in your house, you don’t start in the public right away, you know you have to sort out your work. But there is nothing to hide,” Malahoo Forte stated.
She added: “We are going to make available records of the meetings because we are archiving them. It’s an important historic time. We are considering how and when we release the minutes of the meetings for those who would like to see it.
“So that’s one issue that I hear a lot of people say is they want to get a bird’s eye view into the room when we are discussing the matter. I think we are at that stage when we can open the committee because we have to focus the attention of the nation now on phase one. The issues that we will be discussing, and you are going to hear me repeat it so you can go back and discuss it, is the abolition of the monarchy,” Malahoo Forte said.
There was a strong attendance at the inaugural public consultation meeting on the journey to Republic.