Antiguans and Barbudans will go to the polls on January 18, 2023

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that Antiguans and Barbudans will go to the polls on January 18, 2023.

Speaking at the launch of his party’s candidates, Prime Minister spoke about his administration’s achievements to include housing, education, healthcare, technology and tourism.

On December 20th, Governor General Sir. Rodney Williams will issue the Writ of Elections.  December 28 will be the nomination of candidates to contest the elections on January 18, 2023.

Prime Minster called on the electorate to ensure that the competent Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party team is returned to office.  Referring to the Opposition UPP, “Do not risk the governance of this country to a team of incompetent persons,”  Prime Minister Browne said.

“You are the wind behind our sails.  We ask you to continue to support us.  We will continue to give you the respect that you deserve as we work for your development and as we take this nation to the next level of development the country deserves,” Prime Minister Browne said.

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57 COMMENTS

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    • Finally the date has been announced… Finally UPP start sh*t in their boots….. Finally UPP will be eradicated from Antigua’s politics….. Finally the electorates have made up their minds to put ABLP back in office to take this nation upwards, to another level. For a continuation of descent Housing, education, access to good health care, first class representation on the international forum, job security etc etc, labour party is the way to. What a shame & disgrace it would be to have murderers, child molesters, women beaters, persons who have declared bankruptcies, women abusers to manage our nation’s affairs.

    • Fellow Antiguans, the world will be watching us (again!) just to find out if we are still politically FOOLISH by voting for the same measures that has kept the people and the country of Antigua & Barbuda ECONOMICALLY poor for more than a generation.

      There’s a popular saying that goes like this:

      “INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS ~ Albert Einstein

      We will NEVER have a greater opportunity to end the 50 years of Birdism and Browneism on January 18th 2023 … it’s in our hands now. Beautiful!

    • If all of UPP main crew jumping from the sinking ship why then should anyone else come on or stay onboard. Those 17 persons at the controls do not know their ass from their elbow.

      Elston Adams……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Gregory Athill ……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Lamming Newton ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Malayka parker …………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Ambassador Goodwin…………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Colin Browne ……………………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Colin Derek ……………………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Anthony stuart …………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Joanne Massiah ………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Dean jonas …………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Winston Williams …………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Wimoth Daniel …………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Mervyn Richards ………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Phil more Benjamin ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Errol Cort ………………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      John Maginley ……………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Hilson Baptiste ……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Chanlah Codrington ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Clephane Roberts ……………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Dr. Edward Mansoor ……………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Donna Chaia …………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Trevor Young………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Kyron Simon………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Chaniel Imhoff………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Lenworth Johnson………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Luther Lee………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Anderson Carty………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Elmore Charles………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Bishop Dorsette……………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Kema Benjamin…………….jumped off SKINKING UPP SHIP
      Cortwright Marshall………SHOVED OFF UPP SINKING SHIP

  2. “You did it before 8 years ago and you must do it again. VOTE ABLP”!!!!! ~ Jonathan Joseph

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  3. @ Gaston, the only thing you done right during your tenure was to call the election! Get going and dont hit your head on your way out!!

  4. We don’t trust you or your government. All the ABLP has been doing is making promises and telling lies. I will never forget “NO JAB, NO JOB” And the tear gas!!!! This is the stupidness you want people to put you back in power so that you and your members to continue to creatively enrich yourselves!!!!

    I WAS A LABOURITE BUT I WILL NO LONGER BLINDLY FOLLOW THE ABLP. I HAVE A STABLE JOB AND ME STILL A SUFFER!!!! ANYONE WHO IS STILL SUPPORTING LABOUR PARTY NEEDS TO CHECK THEMSELVES OUT!!

  5. This is rather exciting. In 30 days, the people will make a choice to reinstate the Labour Party or choose otherwise. The electorate will have to live with their decision for the next 5 years. Choose wisely, not emotionally.
    God bless Antigua and Barbuda. 🇦🇬

  6. You hoping that Antiguans will be so full from the turkey and ham and still drunk from their Christmas rum that they will mistakenly give your party an X. They hafu sober up by then.

  7. Yes, vote ABLP for shame, disgrace, corruption, squandermania, thievery, illegal enrichment, poverty, pauperization, hunger, malnutrition, covid vaccine that kills, brain drain, land giveaways, rampant criminality, no pay to pensioners, abuse of good citizens, bad examples to youth, disrespect to women, bad reputation for ur country, disrespect for Antiguans everywhere! Yes vote for the DEAD! RED DEAD! If u dunce an chuppit, vote RED! RED DEAD!!

  8. People please read what Gaston Browne said below. So, the most arrogant 300 million dollars man is now on his knees begging for our votes so his self enrichment scheme could continue.

    Here is Gaston at his ABLP launch:
    You are the wind behind our sails. We ask you to continue to support us. We will continue to give you the respect that you deserve as we work for your development and as we take this nation to the next level of development the country deserves,” Prime Minister Browne said.
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  9. What a man lie. Look how much lie he told tonight on the platform. Let’s go Antiguans them lies nah cut it. The nastiness and divisiveness wasn’t surprising on the platform

  10. When the time comes,VOTE DEM TO HELL OUT. No more CABINET MINISTERS ON STATUTORY BOARDS.USING OF INSIDER INFORMATION TO ENRICH THEMSELVES IN MY OPINION.

  11. RESULTS FOR 2023 ELECTIONS

    ABLP. 17 SEATS

    UPP. 00 SEAT ( 12 CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

    DNA. 00 SEAT ( ALL CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS)

    BPM. 00 SEAT

    ASOT MICHAEL. 00 SEAT

  12. I am here counting seats ABLP will be loosing. 1) All Saints East Pringle is a much better politician now. Collin James was never Labour Party person. For call to pull off an upset he will have to leave All Saints with a substantial lead. Much larger than the last two times but not impossible.

    2) All Saints west – IF Smith get out there and do the work he can take take Michael Browne. All Saints west of bottom village as it is called will be a big swing to UPP. Sea view farm is also going to go to Smith, freedom village going to Smith. Buckley Browne, Bellview heights even , Herbets Brown. Smith need to win big in Sea view farm. Browne has given up on All Saints completely, moved his office out of his own village to down all Saints road. He has no goodwill with Gastón and the party. Chet and MeriClsre done with himself
    3) city West hope I have this right . I mean grays farm right down to five island . Richard Lewis the next possible UPP leader will win this seat. UPP lost it in the wave and Gastón Browne and ABLP popularity. Not this time around.
    4) St. Phillip Bowen might be able to take out Westan . This has been a UPP seat and can return. Bowen is from the area but still hanging over is head is Tessa Bartley murder. Lenox Westan is unpopular. Shawn Nicholas would have beaten him already. Even before going to the polls.
    5) A new kid is born and like the new Grenadian Pm . Sugars with take out Samantha Marshall in a short political life. He should be able to grow into a formidable politician. For her to win she will be heavily dependent on the white voters .
    St.Peter’s will could be a good three way contest Michael could win. He is full of resources and will empty his poker to support his ego .
    6) Can Jonathan Joseph take out Maulwin Joseph it has been accomplished before. This is a worthy fight. The battle of the Josephs.
    7) Barbuda is always in play but with the PLH project in progress ABLP stand a great chance. Ms Nedde is the daughter of a wealthy and popular Barbuda. If she cannot beat Trevor Walker , then who can.
    8) For upp to win the election this is one seat that they should pull off an upset. If after there many years of sending Robin to parliament and there is little of no development of all these Decades then when.
    9) Cutie is never a truthful and straight forward individual. Always shady. His opponent is confident and can. However another must win if ABLP is to win the government
    10) Dean Jonás and Serpent. This is. Battle that should go down to the wire . This seat has been going back and fro . If upp to form government this seat could be duca.
    11) Harold Lovell if you cannot win this seat then it will be a walk in the park for ABLP. Also without a victory it is the end of your political life .
    I am predicting ABLP will , with a much stronger opposition in parliament.
    ALL other seats are well are fully ABLP to the letter.

    • I find your analysis quite interesting,
      Upp will win the next General election…
      They upp should also organize a day of prayer.

  13. Respect ? This clown cannot be serious, he don’t respect nobody. An abusive man that wants his way all the time and don’t value citizens decisions is an awful leader

  14. When you take a glance at the UPP slate of candidates…not even a deep look…its the most shallow ever in the history of Antigua. The original PLM CANDIDATES must turning in their graves to see who inherited their legacy . Emotions running high right now…in a month time…people please put country first….don’t lose your head….country can’t be run by DJ’s and footballers…and dead dogs collectors who can’t talk in parliament….people drop of school lucky to meet the great Tim Hector and now they pretending to be scholars…. they played the jail card the last time….how the have evidence…. accused Lester Bird of rape of a minor… the righteous D. Giselle Isaac claimed she has bonifide evidence of the crime…but a wait till the case called…and we buy that…they promised no new taxes and we buy that…they promised boat load a investors and we buy that…NOW they hoping that Serpent 🐍 popularity would save them….the same Serpent 🐍 that Wilmot Daniel declared to be the most deceiving person he ever met…. Serpent claimed he never tek no money from Daniel….until Daniel start producing cashed cheques…he became dumbbells…what a shame…
    TIME TO CHOOSE WISELY. ENOUGH SAID.

  15. Last night I was so sleepy while writing. Guess anyone reading will still understand. In 2004 elections at this stage i had already felt the blue wave and UPP victory. In 2014 I felt the nation moving towards Gaston Brown and big red. This time I am not feeling anything. It could be a tight one , with the ruling party incumbents are a bit shakey.
    These are ABLP safe seats – Gastón Browne , María Browne , Chet Greene and Fanandez .
    All other seats in full play. It now depends on campaigning and ground games. I don’t think all the giving away will impact the outcome, except in St.Peter’s a spoilt people. Talking about ham and turkey , duty free concessions, fuel decrease. Not even issues like water, late salaries etc.
    This election will be which government the people trust to lead the country forward. Which prime minister and team the people trust to lead? All the big bill boards and wasting of money will not win votes this time except in St.Peter’s . I am here thinking that Assot Michael can make a big difference in St.Peter’s and probably the outcome of the entire election. I like his billboards.

    • @Frankly Speaking…once there’s a huge turnout of the youths and first time voters ABLP will be in trouble.

  16. ” No one, absolutely no one will be force to take the covid 19 vaccine. We in the ABLP respect your right to choose” so said PM Browne. Then he added if you refused to get vaccinated you can’t work, either take the jab or starve.

    COME ELECTION DAY THAT IS THE ONLY ISSUE I AM VOTING ON

    • @ Dion Pelle. As a labour supporter all my voting life, the liard, flip flop Gaston Browne has forced me and my household to vote UPP come 18th January, 2023. He did say that taking the vaccine will not be mandatory but he greedy self who love money more than he love God, more than he love the nation, send home people, took bread out of their mouths for two whole months. But my Bible tells me in 1 Timothy 6:10 that the love of money is the root of all evil. Gaston is an evil man.

    • … And don’t forget as well @ Dion Pelle, Gaston Browne exiled/barred passport holding Antiguans – I WAS ONE OF MANY!

  17. January 18th 2023.

    The Bottomless Pit is ready for the Red Devils. The abuse to the citizenry from Gaston Browne and the Antigua Labor Party is one word Wickedness.

    Gaston you acquired massive wealth and ignored the cries your people.
    Your hands ✋️ ✋️ have been played we know your next level is going downwards, backwards sideways , no real end in sight. One thing I know next level up is the UPP.

    No breaks, No brakes you will be wondering around Antigua and Barbuda begging for votes.
    The High and Mighty one turn out to be a vote beggar.

    Hey!! how is FTX going?

    Time up Bro, we voting UPP. Red Ants finished!!

  18. I am an Antiguan (born in Antigua)and was very proud of my people and country, now, they say our country is a powerhouse, to me, Antigua is now a powerhouse of shit!!!
    We have now step sideways into crimes starting from the top, murderers, frauds etc.
    MY PEOPLE OUR VOTE IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL THING WE HAVE, DO NOT GIVE IT AWAY FOOLISHLY, DO NOT SELL IT FOR A FEW THINGS TODAY, PLEASE VOTE YOUR HRART AND COMMON SENSE.
    PLEASE VOTE FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOURSELF AND THE COUNTRY.
    THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING FOR THIS COUNTRY EXCEPT INCREASE THEIR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNTS. AND HANDING OVER OUR BEST LANDS TO EUROPEANS ,ASIANS, AND OTHER NATIONS.
    PLEASE WAKE UP MY PEOPLE TAKE OFF YOUR BLINDERS, AND VOTE FOR THE BETTER OF YOUR COUNTRY AND YOURSELF.

    • @ Anon the 1st. You don’t even know what you are saying cause right now we are in a suicidal state.

  19. I cant celebrate the joy of the election yet. Today is a sad day as in the history of things it was a Tuesday like today that Tessa died after a UPP Political candidate shot her in the neck. How can any woman of conscience support the dem #UPPNEARGA?

    By The Associated Press
    Dec. 25, 2003
    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec. 24 — A magistrate on Wednesday charged an opposition legislator with murder in connection with a scuffle that led to the shooting death of a woman, the legislator’s lawyer said.

    The legislator, Sherfield Bowen, was formally charged with murdering Tessa Barthley, said his lawyer, Dane Hamilton. Mr. Bowen was not required to enter a plea.

    Ms. Barthley, 22, was shot in the neck on Dec. 16 at Mr. Bowen’s office. The police said Mr. Bowen’s gun went off during a scuffle. Ms. Barthley was put on life support but [DIED TUESDAY] of a heart attack, hospital officials said.

    Mr. Bowen was a member of Parliament and a former member of Antigua’s governing party.

    • @ Just Saying

      TESSA WAS SHOT BY TEARGAS – AS IF YOU WERE NOT THERE

      SHOT BY GASTON AND CUTIE AND ABLP TEARGAS.

      WHAT A SHAME

    • Should have been you and not tessa.
      Drink your RED Kool-aid and dead.
      Red Dead.

      People please read what Gaston Browne said below. So, the most arrogant 300 million dollars man is now on his knees begging for our votes so his self enrichment scheme could continue.

      Here is Gaston at his ABLP launch:
      You are the wind behind our sails. We ask you to continue to support us. We will continue to give you the respect that you deserve as we work for your development and as we take this nation to the next level of development the country deserves,” Prime Minister Browne said.
      👹👹👹👹👹👹👹👹🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  20. Wow wow wow wow time has come for the change it’s not going to business as usual will it be UPP ALBP DNA or Go Green the independent sitting in the house . The last election we saw a very low turnout of voters the independent voters did not participate this time around it will be different the silent killers

  21. Elston Adams……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Gregory Athill ……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Lamming Newton ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Malayka parker …………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Ambassador Goodwin…………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Colin Browne ……………………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Colin Derek ……………………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Anthony stuart …………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Joanne Massiah ………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Dean jonas …………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Winston Williams …………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Wimoth Daniel …………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Mervyn Richards ………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Phil more Benjamin ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Errol Cort ………………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    John Maginley ……………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Hilson Baptiste ……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Chanlah Codrington ………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Clephane Roberts ……………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Dr. Edward Mansoor ……………… jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Donna Chaia …………………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Trevor Young………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Kyron Simon………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Chaniel Imhoff………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Lenworth Johnson………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Luther Lee………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Anderson Carty………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Elmore Charles………………………..jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Bishop Dorsette……………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
    Kema Benjamin…………….jumped off SKINKING UPP SHIP
    Cortwright Marshall………SHOVED OFF UPP SINKING SHIP

  22. Avatar photo Joanne Massiah: "You want to entrust the economy to a man whose first degree is in ROCKS and DIRT?" 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

    Reject the same Ole upp playbook.

    • It will be entrusted to a man who is so capable, rounded and well educated that he has degrees in both geology and law two completely different disciples. That is brain power at work.

      • Avatar photo Joanne Massiah: "You want to entrust the economy to a man whose first degree is in ROCKS and DIRT?" 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

        Sydney Christian law firm went down the drain because of the man who studied ROCKS & DIRT.

        A silver spoon baby turned LOSER.

  23. DESPERATION ON THE PART OF THE ABLP!
    THE MERE FACT THAT THEY HELD THEIR LAUNCH IN A SMALL YARD IS AN INDICATION OF THE ABLP PSYCHE- IE WE DONE LOSS

    • LMFAO!!!!!! I knew u #UPPNEGRAH were butt hurt about last night but to out right like and say it was held in a small yard🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 come on now y’all know that ain’t true🤣🤣🤣🤣 don’t worry y’all will be put out of y’all misery and cherade of unity soon🤣🤣🤣

  24. It will be entrusted to a man who is so capable, rounded and well educated that he has degrees in both geology and law two completely different disciples. That is brain power at work.

  25. “We’re ready.” UPP Political Leader Harold Lovell said. “As far as the work is concerned, we’ve put in the work. WE LAUNCHED OUR CANDIDATES IN SEPTEMBER of 2020.

    “It’s not as though we haven’t been doing the work, we’ve been doing the work in anticipation of a general election,” Lovell said.

    #preEjaculation

  26. JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

    JUSTICE FOR TESSA BARTHLEY!!!!
    OPEN BACK THE CASE

  27. When that time January 18 comes,VOTE THEM OUT. I hope GAS-MAN BROWNE FALLS OFF HIS HIGH HORSE AND PLUNK HIS HEAD. BETTER BE WEARING A HELMET TO AVOID BEING CONCUSSED.

    • Wanna bee, King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe going get a sting from Antigua ppl 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  28. UPP in order to win this election you cannot have Christmas break. Campaigning on observer radio station , on Crusader radio and social media is a joke. Lots of people are home during the Christmas holidays. House to house .

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