Antigua denounces Libya migrant slave trade

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Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has denounced what he called modern-day slavery in Libya.

Speaking moments ago in Parliament Benjamin said, “we abhor that situation and will do everything possible to prevent this ugly scene of slavery from raising its head in Antigua and Barbuda.”

“We detest that,” Benjamin added saying that “we strongly condemn this type of modern slavery.”

In a video, released by CNN in November, young men were seen being auctioned off as farm workers.

The footage appeared to show youth from Niger and other sub-Saharan countries being sold to buyers for about $400 (£300) at undisclosed locations in Libya.

Libya has opened an investigation into the practice.

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  1. This AG have no DAM SHAME denouncing Lybia, look at the kind of treatment THE BARBUDANS ARE GETTING FROM YOUR ADMINISTRATION, THIS IS A FORM SLAVERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE, YOU HAVE NO INTEGRITY, NO CREDIBILITY, NO HEART, IF YOU DO YOUR HEART IS BLACK JUST LIKE THE PM & MBB, NO SOUL, YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL & NOT IN PARLIAMENT

    • Seriously?? You have nothing better to comment and say? How can you equate the situation in Lybia to the Barbudans staying for free and enjoying and living life in Antigua?? You sound stuck in the dark ages with that warped thinking. Barbudans are FREE to return, but most prefer to stay in Antigua. They have seen and experience first hand the way of life in Antigua and some have every intention of staying in Antigua.

  2. wow!!! In 2017??? This is beyond scary, sickening, and OUTRAGEOUS!!! ALL men are CREATED equal by the Creator. May that Creator have mercy on us for how we treat His creation.

  3. U barbudans are annoying and ungreatful. They govt should really leave y’all to do your own thing and spend the money to build our roads etc

    • You are A SHIT HEAD, NO HEART, NO SOUL, HOW SAD, YOUR CHILDREN WILL SUFFER ONE DAY SO WILL BE THE ANTIGUANS, YOU ALL INCLUDING THE PM, ARTHUR NIBBS, MBB, MAX HURST WHO MIGHT CROKE SOON, MAYBE BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION. NIBBS IS USELESS HE’S FINISHED, IF YOU WERE TAKE OUT HIS BRAIN & PUT IT IN A BIRD, THE BIRD WOULD FLY BACKWARDS (MY CONDOLENCES TO NIBBS)

      • The PM should have just left y’all asses in Brabuda to let the other TWO (2) hurricanes after Irma wash y’all away talk about an ungreatful set of people.
        Go back to Barbuda and rebuild y’all damn island if y’all land mean so much to you.

  4. Stan, it seems that your issues are not centered aound modern day slavery, as is the topic at hand. You seem like a bitter, seenseless, ignorant smoocher, who enjoys feeding off Antiguans hard earned monies.

    Antigua is not free-for-all and anything. The government and the people of this “BLESSED” island has been over generous, caring vand patient with persons such as yourself.

    You need an eye-opener. Look at Puerto Rico, who is partially owned by the United States of America, one of the world’s ‘super powers’, the hurricane ravished that country to the point where thr citizens had no homes or food to eat, similar to Barbuda, yet their president still have them in limbo with proper care. Yet, a small island as Antigua has been extremely hospitable to Dominica, Barbuda and a few other islands.

    Stop discrediting this country and our people who has put all else on hold for your benefit. Verbally spreading rumors about our Government only speaks ill of your credibility. You even mention your distaste that Antigua was not put to suffer like Barbudans have. You need not be bitter with Antiguans, but yourselves, and please stop biting the hands that feed you, as you are lavishing off of Antguans tax-payers hard earned labour and not yours.

    Read the Holy Bible, regarding the Isrealites who were released from slavery in Egypt; how they sought to murder Moses, their God-sent deliverer, and was extremely ungrateful to their Creator, Jehovah God for freeing them from bondage. Antiguans have clothed you, fed you, sheltered you and offered you all the best healthcare we have available with God’s help, yet you are dissatisfied. Many families in Antigua have opened their hearts and homes, with what little they have, to make you all comfortable, as we continue to share our many blessings from God. Yet you murmer.

    Have you stopped to consider that with the small wages that many Antiguans are obtaining from the government with not even a penny raise for all these years, have stretched thus far for Barbudans benefits, yet you all enjoy all the relief benefits, free lands, and other “freebs” at hard-working Antiguans expense.

    I honestly pity you, as you do not represent those Barbudans who are truly grateful, and your selfish, self-centered ingratitude will definitely cause your bemise, if you not change your attitude.

    Becareful you do not wonder in the ‘wilderness’ for more than forty years. But, surely not to Antiguans expense.

    Try prayers, rather than contempt and envy for us Antiguans who are 100% blessed. You do the math, and be thankful to Jehovah God for your many mercies and blessings, or else they will surely run out. Enjoy the freebs while they lasts, because Antiguans are not as “Fooley” as many of you think.

    Remember, that ungratefulness is worse than witchcraft. So please choose your words and actions, in this beautiful Paradise, wisely!

    • You sound like a SUNDAY CHRISTIAN, I will forgive YOU OF YOUR IGNOIRANCE & STUPIDITY & LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, MY OPION IS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU, SEEMS LIKE YOU NEVER WORK A DAY IN YUOUR LIFE. HOW SAD, FATHER FORGIVE THEM FIOR THEY KNOW NO BETTER YOU ASLSO HAVE NO HEART, NO SOUL. YOU NEED TO STAY IN.YOUR LANE, I WILL SEE YUOU IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY, THE CONGREGATION NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A FRAUD (SEE YOU @ STARBUCKS) HA! HA! OR MABY @ DUNKIN DONUTS, OR MAYBE @ THE WELFARE OFFICE

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