DRAFT PREAMBLE FOR THE MONTSERRAT CONSTITUTION MARCH 2002

WHEREAS


The people of Montserrat are entitled to preserve for Themselves and future generations, the fundamental Rights and Freedoms to Which they are entitled by virtue of their inherent dignitgy as persons and as citizens of a free and democratic society.

REALIZING

That the People were Emancipated from Slavery but are still living under the system of Colonialism have established a society based on the belief in God and the dignity of each individual.
 

BELIEVING

in the concept of true democracy with free and fair elections.

ACKNOWLEDGING


That their society is based on social justice, moral and spiritual pinciples democratic values, the rule of law and respect of fundamental human rights and the equitable distribution of resources.

RECOGNIZING

Our Right to pursue Our Hopes, Visions and Aspirations and Our Right to Self Determination.

RECALLING


That throughout history the economic development of this beautiful island has been adversely affected by natural disasters, and determined never to be daunted by similar experiences in the future, are committed to achieve their objectives with a unity of purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, the following provisions shall have effect as the Constitution of Montserrat and shall be enshrined in The Montserrat Constitution 2O05.

ANOTHER SUGGESTION
WE THE PEOPLE OF MONTSERRAT EANCIPATED FROM PHYSICAL SLAVERY IN 1838 STILL PRESENTLY LIVE UNDER THE SYSTEM OF COLONIALISM.

Based upon our understanding that the Administering Power recognises Our Right to pursue Our Hopes, Visions and Aspirations and has agreed to assist and encourage the attaining of those Rights-: