A plate of food and a glass of wine: PM ridicules US foreign policy towards Antigua


Prime Minister Gaston has ridiculed the foreign policy for the United States of American, reducing it to a “plate of food as a glass of wine.”

He was at the time defending Antigua and Barbuda’s close relationship with the Peoples Republic of China which has not always gone down well with western nations.

Browne told Pointe FM over the weekend that the government he leads will not base its foreign policy based on the “lofty ideals” being promoted by the USA.

The prime minister said there was no hatred towards to united states even as he vowed to speak out against the North American county “when they do things to hurt us.”

“I think they have treated us as if we are elegant nuisances,” Browne added.

“So you get nice words, you get invited to a dinner, a cocktail, you get a plate of food and a glass of wine but that is as far as their foreign policy goes,” the Antigua prime minister said.

Browne said based on America’s wealth “they have a responsibility to be a little more responsive to the development needs of the Caribbean.”

He said the US has only been concerned with instability when it affects them, narcotics trafficking and money laundering “they really have no interest in us which is so unfortunate.”

“In fac,t I wonder if some of them even see us as human beings,” he added.

Browne met with the Obamas in 2016


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    • What kinda weak comment that…guess you will lie down for anyone for any reason. Antigua first.
      What has Mercia done for us really…

  1. Please Be Careful With America! They Can’t Take Constructive Criticism! They Only Love Ass Kissing Countries! Look What They Did To Cuba! They Only Love You; When They Can Use You! The Philipines Gets Away With Criticising Them; Because America “Needs” Them! JUST BE CAREFUL GASTON!🌴

    • So you saying we need them to survive…the u.s is slowly losing the power they once had. China is indeed taking over…investing in the places that the u.s ignore or avoid. As we know… No oil…no interest.

  2. No…l have seen that the Bible is never wrong. David vs Goliath is replayed in many different ways. We have seen that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” is the way to get things done. Because GOOD GUYS COME LAST, being quiet and subservient will get Antigua NOWHERE.
    America owes Antigua almost $300M from the WTO settlement. If the US had any respect for Antigua, that sum would have been paid and the yearly $20M.
    The PM is not saying anything they do not know. There is nothing for retaliatory actions as nothing slanderous was said. Antigua, like most of the Third World, was pushed by Britian and the US to forge relationships with other HELPFUL nations. So…China, Venezuela and Cuba man not be “buddy-buddy” with America, but they all helped Antigua wgen we need assistance.

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