Antigua may be forced to drop COVID restrictions and fully reopen -PM

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says as the rest of the world returns to normalcy, Antigua and Barbuda may be forced to do the same.

Browne says the restrictions which Antigua and Barbuda have been under since last year cannot continue for much longer.



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  1. Yet still your government has these stringent measures for fully vaccinated people to enter Antigua. It makes no sense.

    • Exactly. And the changes that were supposed to go into effect on June 1 would have been more stringent. Fortunately that was (mostly) rolled back, but there has been so much confusion and miscommunication.

  2. …swwwoooooossssshhhh🏴‍☠️
    …that’s a #Buccaneer!
    …🏴🏴‍☠️🏁🏳️Just do it!
    …cut de shit! Even if it stink!
    …‘cause, you don’t care what, say what?
    …nobody, #no #body say, do or think!
    …this is obvious, and that’s a #fact!
    …Is it a fact, Mr. PM?
    …you already know some say, vou’re crazy,
    …and, this could be the end,
    …for, both you and the ABLP.
    …so, please tell we?
    …where’s the #Conspiracy?
    …when, the People say, that
    …“de Country outta money,”
    …therefore, you have no choice
    …but, to give free cheese👨🏿‍🦱👨🏿👱🏿👩🏽‍🦰
    …to de mice(COVID-19 the disease
    …🇦🇬🇦🇬🇦🇬And, open wide de whole Country🇦🇬🇦🇬🇦🇬
    …so, when de tink gets hot!
    …you’ll know Antigua & Barbuda
    …ABLP & Gaston Browne, Mr. PM?
    …could be responsible for that?
    …now, my fellow citizens! Citizens!
    …illegals and denizens! Denizens!
    …and, we can’t forget Choski too!
    …’cause, these are simply, the facts!

  3. The influence of America’s decision making has an impact . Discrimination has becomes accepted between vax and non vax during this tribulation for too long, it is a new season time to rid ourselves of the fear, build our immune system and do what we can to live healthier lives

  4. Get to herd immunity by naturally acquired immunity. The mass vaccination is what’s driving the variants. Young healthy people will survive covid. Protect the elderly and vulnerable, and free up everyone else. Teach people to strengthen their immune system, by getting lots of sunlight to make vitamin D.Take vitamin C, zinc, quercetin. Quercetin is in red onions, red apples, grapes, blueberries etc. Keep your colon moving freely. People that has sufficient vitamin D doesn’t go into cytokine storm… which is what kills people. It is not the virus that kills you, it’s your immune systems response to the virus that kills… Cytokine Storm!

    • It is people like you that get others killed from Covid. Vaccines are driving the variant? That does not make sense.

      • Just because it doesn’t make sense to you makes it not true? Do you know that covid has a more that 99% survival rate for all age groups except over age 80? A virus cannot kill you… your immune systems response to the virus is what kills you. Do you understand that. A virus cannot kill anyone with a strong enough immune system. That’s why humans are still on this earth…You battle viruses all the time and don’t even know it..A vaccine cannot outperform naturally acquired immunity.

      • Go read what a Cytokine Storm it before you start accusing people of causing someones death.

  5. It is those stringent measures that are controlling our numbers. Be careful what you ask for.

    • If the population refuse the vaccine, what is the answer? We cannot stay under restrictions forever.

  6. I think his point is, if the local community refuse to take the vaccine to achieve herd immunity, and that continues for the foreseeable future then at some point the restrictions will have to go so that the economy can recover. We cannot remain restricted forever. The down side will be the return of covid and the resultant deaths that will inevitably ensue but it will be our own fault for refusing the vaccine. With the majority refusing the vaccine, I do not see any other way to achieve hers immunity and we cannot stay under restrictions and curfew forever. We are our own worst enemies.

  7. The PM and his government should secure some mRNA vaccines before they even contemplate this — even if that won’t happen until near the end of the year/next year.

    I am not in Antigua, so I can’t be sure, but I want to think that there are a least a few thousand people who would take one of the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) vaccines who have so far refused to take the AsztraZenca. Maybe more than a few thousand.

    • Genius! Where is he going to store mRNA vaccines that needs to be in a place colder than Antarctica?

      • Lol hahahaha. Here for your comments Sugarapple. Common sense isn’t common! Stay woke whoever you are!

  8. The majority of the elderly population has taken the vaccine, it is the younger generation who refuses to take the vaccine. I can understand why, because they have never experienced polio, mumps, measles, ect. Since the most vulnerable of our population has taken the vaccine, it is time for the government to open up the country. If the younger population get sick, then it will be their fault.

  9. Hold the f up likkle bit
    Going on a cruise is not a need, going on a cruise must have some kinda restriction
    Before covid, seafarers take medications to prevent them from catching and sharing tuberculosis (a lung disease), because of the tight spaces people have to coexist in .
    Tell them (RCCL) pass us strait den, if dem no hab vaccine mandates
    If it (VACCINE) good fu we, then, it good fu dem

  10. Would the Beaches be opened on Holidays going forward? After all,you are considering having wink up Fetes next Month. The Beaches would be safer than any Fete.So reopen the damn Beaches. Lift the damn Curfew. Lift that damn State of Emergency. There is not a need for that Emergency.

  11. First Cruise ship Home Port in St. Maarten, left for Barbados. Things are moving on. People are not going to wait on us getting ready. Who don’t want to get vaccinated too bad for them. Who nah hear will feel.

    • I love this comment. I’m fully vaccinated along with my immediate family and if others don’t wanna be and they die then bad for them and their families.

  12. The ‘experimental COVID-19 vaccines’ has not been proven to protect the recipient from contracting “COVID-19” – and it has also not been proven to prevent transmission of “COVID-19” either. The ‘experimental COVID-19 vaccines’ (none of which have been approved under any normal approval process), may kill you, or seriously harm you for life, in which case, you will never know ‘normal’ again.

    These ‘experimental COVID-19 vaccines’ (which they all are), have only been issued EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION.

    Jan 27, 2021 – Israeli Study Shows A Majority Of Those Vaccinated Can Be Infected By SARS-CoV-2 After The First Shot

  13. why should we go take vaccine to please tourists you really taking ppl for fool its against the law in America to force them to take the vaccine but it’s not against the law to force us here as well hmmmmmmmm plus in some country they say there not taking in no one unless they are fully vaccinated so why can’t you do the same a the money that the ships bring in a that a wah you miss Gaston is best you leave the media alone cuz anytime you come on its put a shit yuh chat

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