COMMENTARY by CHARLES WILKIN ON ELECTORAL REFORM-  28-11-16 PDF The last two Federal elections- in 2010 and 2015- were foreshadowed and overshadowed by controversy and lawsuits over the country’s electoral system. Issues in contention included the registration of voters, the constituency boundaries and the overseas vote. Added to these in 2015 were the Motion of… 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 matters as expressed by some of our preeminent lawyers in our Federation and in the wider Caribbean.

In this information age, I was surprised that this information was not readily available in an archive for our citizens at home and in the diaspora to read, discuss and share, as we together help create a better and brighter nation.

The events in the past weeks has brought to the fore the issue of Independence for Nevis on the SKNList, and I have endeavoured to use my blog site as a clearing house to help collect the pertinent documents and expert opinions and share it with others.

The authors of the Task Force Document recommended that the document be shared with the public, and in this light, to help develop goodwill and understanding of the issues involved, I hope this would be a catalyst in this regard.

I am very grateful to those who were kind enough to share what documents they have on the matter. If there are any sources that you think should be added, please email me at, and I will add them to the collection here.

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