Gov’t to review Constitutional arrangements for SOEs.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is undertaking an internal review of the Constitutional arrangements that would allow for the use of the states of emergency.

He points out that it was not always the case that a two-thirds majority was required in Parliament to implement emergency powers.

He states that the change was made in light of how the emergency powers were used in the past.

Mr. Holness explains that the Emergency Powers Act originated from circumstances related to World War II and were designed to be used against an external threat.