ABLP Media Statement on UPP Shadow Cabinet

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MEDIA STATEMENT

 

The ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has questioned the viability of a United Progressive Party (UPP) shadow cabinet, drawn from the nominated candidates which that opposition party has put forward for election.

One of the UPP candidates had been extremely critical of the quality of the candidates put forward by the UPP, previously; he expressed publicly his view that the UPP team lacked substance and would not be fit for cabinet positions.

The team put forward by the UPP in that pending election contained a few talented members/candidates, five years ago.

In the 2023 General Election, 12 days away, the UPP Team is bereft of talented members. For this reason, the UPP has not identified a “shadow cabinet,” the ABLP believes.

Given the importance of assuring the Antigua and Barbuda electorate and people of the sufficiency of the competing, potential teams to govern Antigua and Barbuda, the ABLP calls on the UPP to tell the Antigua and Barbuda people which of its candidates will likely be given responsibility over which Ministerial portfolio.

The fear of the UPP in revealing its choices is based on the absent skill-sets, missing from the UPP team.

Although Mr. Lovell served as the Minister of  Finance in the second term of the UPP, 2009 to 2014, his performance was so poor, that he ought not name himself to this position—not as a shadow minister!

The ABLP wonders aloud who would be the UPP Minister of Foreign Affairs, selected from among its 16 candidates.

All countries are very careful in their choice of a Foreign Minister, given the importance of inter-state relations in this rapidly evolving world.

The UPP does not have a viable candidate to fill this slot, nor any of the demanding portfolios.

The ABLP is very much aware that Mr. Lovell has been addressing every subject-area raised by the media or by the UPP’s political opponents, disallowing his colleague-candidates from addressing issues of any sort.

It is patently unfair to the electorate of Antigua and Barbuda for the UPP to attempt to conceal its inherent weaknesses from a prying public. Maybe Franz would serve as Foreign Minister, given his trail of “successes” in the USA.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. #RedDead

    This is coming from a Failed Gaston Government who refused to follow the common sense recommendations of the UPP and its Candidates, to reduce the cost of living and provide relief.

    What drivel and desperation!

    The people need relief.

    They need change.

    They need their pay.

    They need cheaper fuel and electricity.

    Then need a government that will not exploit rising food prices to rake in as much as double the customs duty on some items.

    The need an end to creative enrichment.

    VOTE DEM OUT!

    The UPP has a Caring Cabinet in waiting, ready to serve the people.

    • The following are results of 2023 election.

      ABLP. win. 17 SEATS.

      UPP. . .. 00 SEAT ( 12 CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

      DNA. 00. SEAT ( ALL CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

      BARBUDA 00 SEAT

      ASOT MICHAEL. 00 SEAT.

      LANDSLIDE. VICTORY FOR ABLP.

  2. Wasted 4 fu&king minutes of my life that I can’t retrieve reading this garbage. Is so blatant desperatism gets now.

    I’m a first time voter and I’m proud to say I’m voting the upp in Rural East. It’s evident from that written garbage the ABLP IS FEARFUL AND KNOWS THEY’RE IN DANGER. REAL DANGER.

    SO because the Upp haven’t revealed a shadow cabinet means they’re incompetent? Alright ket me stick with the upp for my first time. Last 8 years was everything
    except good governance.

    1. Thirty (30) Failed projects.
    2. Little to no water.
    3. Prime Minister riches quadrupled.
    4. Attorney General became more questionable than he was.
    5. Force vaccination.
    6. Tear gas
    7. Nigel Christian murdered for investigating the forged signature if Prime Minister Gaston Browne
    8. Customs officer Benjamin disabled by gunmen for investigating the forged signature of Prime Minister Browne
    9. Baldwin Anthony Aka Spliff became wealthy collecting multiple salaries
    10. The Meddling of the AG in matters he ought not to he in.
    11. A failed representative in the person of MARIA BROWNE.

    I WONDER IF those young men in this constituency are blind. I’m a 24 year old female and the struggle in this constituency is real.

  3. Bore me less.

    Sadly, you can write millions of letters but you cannot bully rag them with this.

    What experience Maria had to be over lands? Like just spare us this red herring at this point.
    Will there be no technicians? Are they going to suddenly have to reinvent the wheel from scratch?

    • JUST SAYING absolutely great point. Whenever the ALP questions the ability, competence and experience of the UPP candidates, they must answer that question with Maria Browne in mind before she entered politics. By all means, if Maria Browne can be a Minister of Government, any of the candidates of the UPP can do likewise.

      • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock!

        Brother Charles, Why Oh Why! You should be better than that!

        Disappointed!

        • My friend John French Ii who supports the philosophy of Molefi Asante and Franz Fanon, why should my comment disappoint you? I will repeat my statement. If Maria Browne can be a Minister of Government then any of the candidates of the UPP can be . Ministers. I am sure Franz Fanon if he was alive would agree with me.

          • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock!

            A one word response would be “Misogynoir!”

            Let me refer you to the Book and Terms as coined by the late Tony Morrison, “Playing In The Dark!”

            Maria Bird-Browne is a Millennial, Wife, Mother of two Children, with Psychology and Law Degrees! What Percentile of the People of African Descent resident on the Rock does this accomplished Young Lady fit into!

            You raise the thoughts of Asante and Fanon as shields for your undying patriarchy! Raise you one in the philosophy of Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara! “It is true that both the woman and the male worker are condemned to silence by their exploitation. But under the current system, the worker’s wife is also condemned to silence by her worker-husband. In other words, in addition to the class exploitation common to both of them, women must confront a particular set of relations that exist between them and men, relations of conflict and violence that use physical differences as their pretext!”

            Nuff Said!

    • Don’t fool yourself. Maria Browne makes no decision on lands. Her husband does. She is just a cover for them to pawn all the prime lands in Antigua and Barbuda.

      • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock!

        Two Words: Patriarchy! Misogynoir!

        “Humankind does not submit passively to the power of nature. It takes control over this power. This process is not an internal or subjective one. It takes place objectively in practice, once women cease to be viewed as mere sexual beings, once we look beyond their biological functions and become conscious of their weight as an active social force. What’s more, woman’s consciousness of herself is not only a product of her sexuality. It reflects her position as determined by the economic structure of society, which in turn expresses the level reached by humankind in technological development and the relations between classes.

        The importance of dialectical materialism lies in going beyond the inherent limits of biology, rejecting simplistic theories about our being slaves to the nature of our species, and, instead, placing facts in their social and economic context.” ― Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara, Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle!

  4. Lamin I know you not sensible to write this , but it can’t be you or Driftwood are who they claim was competent in 2018 cause we know Young is slightly a bit more competent than you both. Anyways ABLP has no trusted Foreign Affairs Minister , Chet has allowed over 800 Afticans in 2 months to come to our country to seek lodging. Shame on you who penned this. Hope you read this and go to Fort Road as nobody speak and campaign more than Gaston .

  5. No need for that.

    Antigua people keep the thing interesting VOTE:
    ABLP
    1. STEADROY BENJAMIN
    2. MICHAEL BROWNE
    3. ROBIN YEARWOOD
    4. LENNOX WESTON
    UPP
    1. RICHARD LEWIS
    2. JOHNATHAN JOSEPH
    3. KELVIN SIMON
    4. JAMALE PRINGLE
    5. CLEON ATHILL
    DNA
    1. JAMEL KNIGHT
    2. LEON SMITH
    3. THEO YOUNG
    4. LOUIS RIVERA
    5. BENJAMIN QUINLAND
    INDT.
    1. ASOT MICHAEL
    2. GAIL PERO-WESTON

    Some are for experience/qualifications, others are for popularity, and the remaining are to ensure their opponents dont win. Because they NEED TO STAY OUT.
    Figure out who fits where.
    Cause voting for PARTY not cutting it, this election.

  6. May the good Lord have mercy on this country should UPP, which has in a bunch of inept & criminal minded candidates, win this election. Although the chances of UPP winning is extremely slim, we will be seeing alot of SQUARE PEGS IN ROUND HOLES or DONKEYS IN A HORSE RACE should they take the reigns of this country

  7. Serpent 🐍 is Minister of Agriculture
    Gunman is Shadow AG
    Sean is Tourism
    Franz is G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L

  8. Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn
    Gladys Potter EMPTY HEAD 🍦 🍨
    Franz DeFreitas G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L
    Cleon DON’T TELL DADDY HOWDY
    Pringle CA-CAPA-TI-TAH and MASKses
    Serpent FARMing FOOL & DICTATOR
    Peter Redz CAN’T TALK
    Jonathan “VOTE ALP”
    King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe IMF
    Alex Browne washing dishes at Pizza shop
    Sean LAZY FORNICATOR
    APOSTLE SHUGY SIMON
    Alister “inTERllectual” Thomas
    Richard Lewis ANTI-UWI FIVE ISLANDS CAMPUS

    BUT NONE OF THEM EVER!!!! TOOK THE LIFE OF AN UNARMED BLACK GIRL!!! 😢 😭 😢

    • What exactly does a lazy fornicator mean? I weep with laugh everytime I see it. Lmfao.

      Wha you say Sean sex lazy? And we should consider this for election purposes?

  9. Mi haffi laugh 😂, what a desperate attempt at a hatchet job by the ABLP.

    Nah worry yourselves UPP, just don’t take the bait.

    The country now knows that over the last few weeks the ABLP have shot themselves in the foot. Again!

    Please UPP team, just let Gassy and the ABLP dem run up dem mout’ ’bout your winning party. Just take it as a compliment, because they well an know that you are on the VERGE of an amazing election win against all the odds – stay calm and collected.

    Gaston and his team are now wishing that they coulda/shoulda/woulda called the General Election 12-18 months ago … and they are kicking each others backsides for not doing so. Hehehe 😂😂😂

    Remember UPP, sit tight, don’t allow the ABLP to waylay your future mission for the citizens of Antigua & Barbuda.

    ONLY 13 DAYS TO GO NOW – HOLD YOUR GROUND!

  10. So Gaston sure he go win but he want to know what a UPP cabinet should look like. That doesn’t sound like confidence to me.

  11. The following are results of 2023 election.

    ABLP. win. 17 SEATS.

    UPP. . .. 00 SEAT ( 12 CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

    DNA. 00. SEAT ( ALL CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

    BARBUDA 00 SEAT

    ASOT MICHAEL. 00 SEAT.

    LANDSLIDE. VICTORY FOR ABLP.

  12. Whilst I appreciate the article on one hand , on the other under the Westmiinster system of government which we are this is not so important . The cabinet is chosen after elections. Secondly the government can pull from outside by appointing someone to the senate then give them a ministerial portfolio. Previous ALP and UPP administrations did it before- Amor as Min. Of Health and Asot as minister of finance under ALP and Justin Simon as Attorney general. I can also remember ALP Casmos Philip a Grenadian many decades ago as Attorney general also .

  13. Your wash, rinse and repeat cycle is really TORPID, apathetic and lazy now! … is that all you got @ ERIC (THE RED)?

    JUST SAYING BOSS …

  14. Just another empty, pointless entry. Why doesn’t the ALP just post what they have accomplished in the last 9 years? The list of failures is exhaustive. The have forced poison jabs on us, SADS is rampant in Antigua as a result, they teargassed citizens for exercising their rights, the water situation worsens, every ministry is in shambles, the idiot who controls the country’s finances continues to borrow us into oblivion. Every ALP minister is the epitome of incompetence; education got taken for 70 plus milliin(by the way, Fortuna Pix, the ebooks folks, are still around), we can’t find the 2.16 million cemetery money and on and on. Time to constrain ALP to the dustbin of history.

  15. VOTE FOR LABOUR THAT DEFEND YOU. UPP DONT LOVE US FOREIGNERS. THEY CON US GIVE US 4-7YRS PASSPORT.
    SOON AS UPP WIN. THE REVOKE THE PASSPORTS SOME FOREIGNERS RUN WHILE SOME TAKE DEM IN. UPP DENY US MORE ONCE TWICE THRICE and WE NAH GE DEM DE CHANCE FE COME KILL WE FUTURE AGAIN
    NOT DEM AGAIN.

    • Come on @Really. ALP brought you here to use you to win elections then discard you until the next . Apparently, you have outlived your usefulness and thus the opening of our country to Africans. Don’t see how UPP mistreated you unless you made unreasonable request as you are so prone to do. You live here, I suppose, and can’t see the dire conditions of the country and failure of every governmental system? I wonder. Born Antiguans must take back our country for the sake of our future generations

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