Asot arrested in UK, and fired

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MP Asot Michael (file photo)

(Press Release)

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has announced that he has advised the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams  to revoke immediately the appointment from the Cabinet, of Tourism and Investment Minister, Asot Michael pending the outcome of his arrest Monday morning by the Metropolitan Police in London.

Prime Minister Browne is presently in Jordan on his way back to Antigua from Montenegro where he led a government delegation to an international conference on Citizenship by Investment.

The Prime Minister advised that he received news from Antigua and Barbuda’s High Commissioner in London, Karen-Mae Hill, that she had been informed that Mr Michael was arrested on his arrival in England Monday morning.

“While I have no firm details of the reasons for Mr Michael’s arrest, the arrest itself is sufficient for me to revoke immediately his appointment as a Cabinet member and to relieve him of all Ministerial portfolios until this matter is resolved,” PM Browne said.

The Prime Minister declared: “I have repeatedly stated that I expect every member of my government to comply with the highest possible standards required of public office, and while Mr Michael might establish his innocence in time, the fact that he has been arrested, obliges me to relieve him of all government duties”.

“I undertake to release other information regarding Mr Michael’s arrest as it is brought to my attention.”

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22 COMMENTS

    • No one ever said that… but if you wanna go commit a crime feel free to do it in your own country… that is the difference. If you wanna commit a crime, not in this land… go back home (that is the consensus). I am sure other countries feel the same. If I come rob, and take lives in your country, would you then say dont worry with that man, we (locals)do it to each other all the time?? Nope… you gonna be even more upset and have an issue with it.

    • I agreed with your statements until you became sarcastic. Truely something must be wrong with my Caribbean people. Stop fighting against eachother. We are clearly missing the point here. Its not about Antiguan or Jamaican criminals. Its about our Caribbean brothers and sisters who desperately need to curb their vulnerability to crime. People lets stay focused on the real issue and stop being personal.

      • Jo Jo. I am not being sarcastic. If people have an issue with crime, as we all do, then they should fight against it. The idea that stopping Jamaicans will suddenly make Antigua into Utopia is simplistic nonsense.

        My assertion is that if Antiguans do not want CARICOM travel, then they should pull out of all things CARICOM, cricket, court etc., issue Visas, and simply prevent Jamaicans from entering en masses. The issue is not crime but teh hatred of Jamaicans period. I can assure you that the typical Jamaican does not wake up thinking about Antiguans or any other person from any island, even though we have a lot here, going school etc.

  1. HERE IT GOES AGAIN ANOTHER SARCASTIC JAMAICAN. ….YOU GUYS NEED TO STOP THIS S… OR GO BACK HOME ….U GUYS ARE THE SAME ONE THAT COMES TO ANTIGUA AND VOTE LABOUR PARTY BECAUSE U GUYS CAN IDENTIFY WITH CRIMINALS. ..AND ASOT IS FROM GUADELOUPE. …..JAMAICANS NEED TO LEAVE CRIME IN ANTIGUA FOR ANTIGUANS SO STOP WITH THE SARCASM. ..IF U LOVE CRIME GO BACK TO JA BECAUSE U GUYS WANT NOTHING GOOD FOR ANTIGUA…..

    • To the contrary, I am not one of those guys as you state. I will never go to that place. Don’t give me that Caribbean nonsense. Everyday all you guys do in this space is pillor and trample on Jamaicans because of the behaviour of a few people, as if you are the saints of the region.

      You guys have a built in hatred as if they reach a “hate Jamaican” class in grade one. Hmm so here we go again, this fellow is suddenly “Not Antiguan”, o yea? But he is an official of Government.

      We will defend the honour of our people. I can assure you your angst is not against the Jamaicans with criminal mindset, but because there are some who are in top jobs that should be for “the locals”.

      • Asot Michael and family from Guadeloupe. And no we don’t have no angst of the Jamaican prostituties in the strip clubs and brothels all over the island or ones doing security and house cleaning. Those jobs are below most Antiguans so the cheap labour is imported from Jamaica. We love cheap labour bad in Antigua which is why you are here.

  2. Jamaicans go to ppl countrt NOT 1 country they went to have they helped uplifted nooooooo not them ….
    The crime rate in Trinidad rose in Barbados rose …

    Where have you seen ANTIGUANS WENT N CRIME N ANTIGUANS WAS,ALWAYS,ASSOCIATED WITH NEGATIVE REPORTS

    EVERYDAY A JAMAICAN IN NEWS IN ANTIGUA NEGATIVELY

    I D’ NICE DNT LIKE LIVE JAMAICANS ..
    …..
    Now what you gon do bout that
    Not even to vacation there i will NEVER GO

  3. Did you know in Jamaica children dnt have to go school…
    An ignorant society raising ignorant children …
    It is not mandatory for children ti be schooled so imagine how many generations that were ONLY reared “STREET SMART” …depend on the streets to raise you …

    Theres no logical reason eberybady ignoranlyt raised
    And thats ONE if the main reason dem so …

    Even here you can tell dey hab no logics

    Do us,a favor oh 44thousand sq mls ppl

    Ggggggggooooooo HOOOOMMMMMEEEE!!!
    And leave small island ANTIGUA
    Dem should really LOVE us u know cos when Jews/ Brysons ….aj sell xmas ham n turkey is when dem cudda eat it here …dem jus push ANTIGUANS OUT THE WAY TO GRAB UP AS MANY AS THEY COULD….dem cuddnt nyam um where dem cime fram
    Imagine dat

    • Its ironic that in a country where people allegedly don’t have to go to school, come to your wretched rock and take the best jobs. Head of Airport, Even a common TV Anchor job. You can stay there losing sleep about don’t love Jamaicans. Jamaicans are not even thinking about you, at least the ones I know.

      If you have dregs in your country kick them out. However don’t talk about what you od not know.

  4. You are ….so LEAVE THE “WRETCHED ROCK”….

    LEAVE N GO HOME what you will die of hunger you all walk round wid u all mouth white like chalk n stomach full of gas …come here in my little island cos big stinky JAMAICA cant hold nomore…

    I want an ANTIGUAN living in Jamaican(not on mona campus) to tell me how great it is there…
    You dnt lneed loose sleep cos you all too busy selling drugs …spinning on poles …tekking men n women in all available holes….looking for established men n women to USE…
    GO HOME FELICIA!!!

    • Ask Sir Viv, he is treated like royalty here when he visits. Curtley also knows he has a home here anytime.
      Come to Jamaica mon. A yardy mussi tek whe yuh man.

  5. 😂😂😂😂…hell no…. them can …. him away bcos their great on that..😂😂😂😂

    But seriously ….everytime you read the news you guys are headline ..And its NEVER POSITIVE man…kool relax .you live in ppl county RESPECT IT SMALL AS IT IS…

    How would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot…
    Every time you read the news JAMAICANS JAMAICANS jus doing the mostest…SHOWS NO RESPECT….
    And you all dnt speak well of our country…

    THATS NEVER KOOL…

    • Like I said, I have nothing against Antiguans. I have never been there, and never will be there, no desire, no need. I wish you all the best.

  6. what is the problem with you people…. he is into laundering from antigua .thats the english tax people got him….. so what the hell…..

  7. Antiguans are actually the stupidest and laziest people in the EC. Certain jobs are not beneath you….you are just effing lazy. All you do is cry and whine but do nith8ng to help yourself. Antiguans are disgusting and should be ashamed of themselves lol

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