Presentation by Charles Wilkin QC on June 8, 2013 to the OECS Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Public Discourse/Opinion/Commentary on Socio-Political Issues.

Very few lawyers here venture to open their mouths on socio-political issues. That is sad and bad for our society. I hope that the same does not apply elsewhere in our sub-region. Lawyers are by our training, our standing in the community and our role, leaders of the society. We are among the highest earners.… Read More

From Statehood to Interdependence – A blueprint for devolution of power and meaningful constitutional reform

“I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social analysis that deals merely with effects and does not grapple with underlying causes.”- Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr For those of you who follow my blog articles, you would recognise that I… Read More

On Constitutional and Electoral Reform Matters for St. Kitts and Nevis

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.” Matthew 11:33 (NIV) Please find below a collection of writings as it pertains to constitutional and electoral reform… Read More

From Political Tribalism to National Unity: How do we get from here to there?

It is said that we are defined as individuals and as a collective by the stories we tell and the games we play. As a nation of laws, the stories we tell revolve around our political party affiliations, and the games we play focus on finding the loopholes and the backdoors in our legal system… Read More