Ambassador Huntley Publishes Paper on Constitutional Reform

Ambassador Huntley Publishes Paper on Constitutional Reform

PRESS RELEASE:Former St. Lucia Diplomat and head of St. Lucia’s Foreign Service, Ambassador Earl Stephen Huntley, has released a paper on constitutional reform in St. Lucia, entitled “Constitutional Reform in St. Lucia: Bridging the Divides in the Debate”. The paper is published on Huntley’s recently created online blog, The ORANGE BANNER.

The Orange Banner is also the title of an occasional column in the St. Lucia Voice Newspaper and the St. Lucia Times (an online news site).

According to Ambassador Huntley, the paper was written in response to the Parliamentary Debate in St. Lucia in August 2015 on the Report of the Constitution Reform Commission.

  He says that the Parliamentary debate revealed wide differences between the wishes of the people of St. Lucia as revealed to the Commission, the Commission’s own recommendations and the views of the Parliamentarians. The paper therefore attempts to bridge these differences by presenting a new model of government for St. Lucia which takes into account all three perspectives.

The paper recommends a structure of government in which the Executive (the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers) is separate from the Legislature and is elected directly by the people; the Legislature is a unicameral body which is half the size of the present two chamber 28 member Parliament and consists of members who are solely legislators and simultaneously chairpersons of local government organs.  

Ambassador Huntley stated that the paper is particularly relevant at this time given the current debate on the structure of the new Cabinet of Ministers created by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and calls for constitutional reform arsing out of that. The paper proposes a new method of selecting the Cabinet of Ministers whose size would be limited by the Constitution.

The 18 page paper was completed in  February this year and was meant to be distributed through a local newspaper as a special publication in observance of St. Lucia’s 37th anniversary of independence but arrangements with the newspaper  for this could not be  concluded;  and hence the decision to publish online.

The paper can now be read at:

Ambassador Huntley is also the author of a number of publications on political events in St. Lucia and several academic works on International Relations issues, in particular on the subject of regional integration


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  1. Anonymous
    June 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm Reply

    how about a paper on the Helenites affair and Grynberg


    1. Sad-But-True
      June 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply

      And Gigoree, Daher bilding, Black Bay-lands (aka hotel developments,) Guy Joseph and A&M 40 million dollar -Largent en porshe. Is it fair? Or are you one of those Rick Wayne Goats who can’t understand he is giving you his version? Isn’t it odd how host of Talk is now begging the St. Lucian Public to go easy on Allen Chastanet? Lol. And the thing about it is that, when you’ve signed a contract with the devil the Narrative must be in accordance with him. So the way host of Talk is still pleading for the Devil is well expected and Hilarious. Bet he will NEVER SHOW such disrespect to him like he did to Dr. Kenny D Anthony. Bet none of you poor Black souls will ever show the “Chastanets” such disrespect. And it’s because of your inferiority complexities and slave mentalities

    2. Earl Huntley
      June 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm Reply

      Did that already

  2. Anonymous
    June 27, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply

    Well done Mr. Huntley

  3. Anonymous
    June 27, 2016 at 8:20 am Reply

    Hey sad but true, you don’t have to call people names like goat. Just make your point and keep the name calling out. Be respectful to others.

  4. Curious
    June 27, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    Really Huntley? You did papers on helenites and Grynberg?

    That was silent papers then.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 27, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

      You probably had your head so far up your a$$ that it fly right over your head.

      1. Anonymous
        June 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply

        FLEW……….THATS SAD………..SHEEP!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous
    June 27, 2016 at 10:56 am Reply

    Sad but true find a job and do something better with your life

  6. Anonymous
    June 27, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    I can see sad but true has a lot of issues. Maybe stewing from childhood. You sound so bitter every time something comes up. Is that how you use your intelligence. By name calling and that type of bathing. Yes it’s freedom of speech but we need to respect people. I didn’t know people could be call goats. Thought goats were animals. YOU ARE REALLY SAD AND IT’S TRUE. Wake up and educate the youth educate people in a smart and meaningful way. THAT ALSO GOES TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST LIKE YOU.

  7. Anonymous
    June 27, 2016 at 11:05 am Reply

    Correction Stemming from childhood

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