A Republic in Constitutional Transition
A Book for All
This book gives a historical review of the political development of Trinidad and Tobago from that of a Colony to political independence with a constitutional monarch to that of a Republic.
After 50 years of independence of Trinidad and Tobago continues to be in search of a constitution that may address the demands of a multi-racial, multi –cultural, and multi-religious people in order to promote harmony, balance and inclusiveness. This book focuses on the basic principles of democracy and has sought to identify some of the areas of constitutional reform such as: the first-past-the-post and proportional representation; judiciary and all its politicizing; separation of powers and the rule of laws; sovereign immunity; recall of MPs; independence of the DPP; squandermania by governments; the relevance of the Senate; ethnicity, ideology and religion in politics and independent Service Commissions.
|Kenneth R. Lalla
|Dec 1, 2