ABLP announces slate of candidates to contest next general elections

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ABLP Leader Gaston Browne

The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP)

Media Release

The ABLP held its third Executive Meeting in 2022 this evening, Friday March 25 2022, at its spanking new headquarters on Nugent Avenue, west of the YASCO Playing Field. The Political Leader, Honourable Gaston Browne; the Chairman, Honourable Chet Greene; and the First Vice Chairman, Honourable Samantha Marshall, conducted the legitimate meeting to which all Executive Members were invited.

One of the first items on the substantive agenda was to select the candidates of the ABLP for the general elections that are constitutionally due one year from today. Following prayers and opening remarks by the Chairman, the Executive heard from the ABLP Political Leader, Hon. Gaston Browne.

The Leader revealed that he was in receipt of a Report submitted by the ABLP Suitability Committee. Among its many findings and recommendations, the Report noted that Comrade Asot Michael was invited to appear before the Committee but declined. Hence, only Comrade Rawdon Turner from the St. Peter Constituency made an appearance to be interviewed by the Suitability Committee. Comrade Turner was declared suitable. Because he failed to appear, Comrade Michael was not considered and deemed un-suitable.

Regulation 14 of the ABLP Constitution governs this Suitability Committee and provides it with the authority to determine the suitability of prospective candidates when the number of candidates for any constituency is more than one.  Two letters from the attorney representing Comrade Asot Michael tried to utilize scare tactics to halt the procedure; however, the lawyer representing the leaders who had been sued by Comrade Asot Michael, assured the ABLP that a default judgment, issued by the High Court in March 2022, ruled that the issue of candidate suitability was not justiciable by a Court of Law.

The Political Leader summarized the remainder of the Report and proposed that the Executive determine the slate of candidates, identified by name. A motion was put to the Executive by the Chairman of the ABLP and the motion was loudly applauded and unanimously adopted  by all members of the Executive.

The list of candidates was read out:

  1. Gaston Browne, St. John’s City West:
  2. Melford Nicholas, St. John’s City East:
  3. Steadroy Benjamin, St. John’s City South
  4. Charles Fernandez, St. John’s Rural North
  5. Daryll Matthew, St. John’s Rural South
  6. Maria Browne, St. John’s Rural East
  7. Gail Christian, St. John’s Rural West
  8. Molwyn Joseph, St. Mary’s North
  9. Samantha Marshall, St. Mary’s South
  10. Robin Yearwood, St. Phillip’s North
  11. Lenox Weston, St. Phillip’s South
  12. Colin James, All Saints East and St. Luke’s
  13. Michael Browne, All Saints West
  14. Rawdon Turner, St. Peter’s
  15. Dean Jonas, St. George’s
  16. Chet Greene, St. Paul’s
  17. Knacyntar Nedd, Barbuda

Several of the new candidates addressed the meeting, promising victory in the upcoming general elections. The meeting adjourned after 90 minutes, the most important decisions having been recorded, and the members of the Executive were jubilant.

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65 COMMENTS

    • Comparing this ABLP slate to that of UPP, it is clearly CHALK to CHEESE…… The UPP candidates are like DONKEYS running in a HORSE race

      • @ BLUDDY BLOKE
        UPP are Donkeys running in a horse race. This is so true. Just match the UPP slate person to person with ABLP slate. UPP is a BUNCH of noise makers.. NO substance. ANA SALOME with Her STUPID , FAKE POLL..sge Looks for CRAZY. Ana jumps all over the place with the same narratives.

        I believe ERIC ( THE RED ) polling. This has been done before and can be done again. COMRADE JONATHAN JOSEPH has endorsed and supported the ABLP BIG win for 2023.

    • @ ANA SALOME

      ANA. You are a COGGER. Ana cogg ERIC ( THE RED ) and came with a NON SENSICAL POLLING. ANA is a UPP FAKE. ANA SALOME. please write with your real name.ANA is a UPP TROLL.Hope She is well paid.

    • ANA SALOME….This is the best SLATE OF CANDIDATES. ABLP landslide victory 17 seats ABLP.

      ABLP 17 SEATS

      UPP 00 SEAT ( 6 CANDIDATES WILL LOSE THEIR DEPOSITS )

      DNA 00 SEAT ( ALL CANDIDATES WILL LOSE THEIR

      DEPOSITS )

      BARBUDA 00 SEAT

      LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR ABLP. all 17 seats for ABLP.

      • @ ERIC ( THE RED )

        My UPP, this polling prediction by ERIC ( THE RED ) has resonated with a lot of People. I was at a meeting last evening and Persons are saying They read a poll in ANR that UPP will lose ALL Their seats. They were referring to the polling by ERIC. UPP must do something to counter this polling. Word on the street that UPP will lose all Their seats. Eric has been publishing this polling for months and cannot be ignored. Someone name ANA SALOME is countering but it appears like something ANA just COOKED UP.

      • ABLP might loose a few seats:

        Samantha Marshall; no work for her constituents, constituents only see her during Christmas or at funerals, the group of hoggish people u have as your campaign team are dragging you don’t but you don’t see it! (I am from your constituency) and I’d rather not vote than to vote for 5 more years no a “no show”

        Colin James (again); the youths of that constituency prefer the opponent

        Melford Nicholas; where do I start on how this man LIE (LIEFORD) the man who provide contractual jobs and job program jobs which people have been in for YEARS! Most of your employees are in a limbo especially if your seat is lost which is poor leadership to me.

        Gaston needed these ones to shake up instead of telling Chet that!

      • THE REAL POLL

        UPP 12 SEATS
        ABLP 4 SEATS
        BPM 1 SEAT

        UPP WINS BY A LANDSLIDE

        SORRY ERIC, GASTON HAS BEEN HIDING THE REAL POLL NUMBERS FROM YOU

        WHY! HE KNOWS THAT YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

        • Annie, one thing Eric is NOT is a LIAR. Neither does he make up FAKE polls, like some here are saying yu do???????

          • AND YOUR WORD IS GOD.
            ERIC IS BOTH A LIAR AND AN IDIOT.

            YOU ARE ERIC MIGHT BE IN A RELATIONSHIP SO KEEP YOUR PILLOW TALK TO YOURSELF ( MYRNA )

            DON’T BLAME ME IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH

        • ANA has far too much time on her hands. Ana should find a HUSBAND. Even Her name is FAKE just like Her FAKE POLL.

      • PROVE IT.
        YOU KNOW THAT IT IS TRUE!
        GASTON KNOWS THAT IT IS TRUE!

        YOU WANT THE TRUTH!
        YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH

        • Annie, are yu starting to lose it or something. You can’t just fake a poll and make up the results without documentation. That’s the truth. Annie, can YOU handle the truth?

          • LIKE A TRUE ABLP PERSON, YOU HAVE TO COG!
            ” YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH”

            YOU FEEL THREATENED! ABLP IS ON ITS WAY OUT!

            THAT IS THE TRUTH

  1. Looking forward to seeing the UPP response to this.

    There’s definitely a lot of weaknesses in the ABLP 🥸 team that can be exploited by the electorate at the ballot box 🗳

    ELECTION INCOMING … I’M EXCITED – UPP ALL WAY! ✅

    • Brix, why would a known right winger TRUMPer type declare “UPP ALL WAY”???? You seem confused. The UPP is a centre-right party and the ABLP is centre-left. You don’t seem to appreciate anything on the “left”.

      • Oh dear @ Kristi nice try but you haven’t got a clue.

        I was Gassy’s biggest supporter until he lied to the diaspora – when he first came to office -about investing in Antigua (which I and others gladly did); but when he EXILED us due Covid a lot of us turned against the ABLP.

        I have said this on a number of occasions on this ANR thread … WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING?

        • What makes you think you are so important. I’ve never even heard of you before. You’re not all of that! Your tactics smell like Trump.

          • Again, @ Krusti, why try to belittle others when it’s obvious that you have much bigger faults …

            Remember alligator 🐊 shouldn’t call hog 🐗 long mout’ … TAL!!!

  2. @ Anna salome
    Your prediction is incorrect don’t know where you get that from:

    This is the updated one:

    UPP 12 seats
    DNA 3 seats
    GLP 1 stool
    BPM 1 seat

    Any other is false polls, people ate paid to try and decieve the public.

    This administration has lost its essence of leadership selling out the people to full their pockets.

    Any other party ! Not GLP

      • YOU WANT THE TRUTH! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

        RECENT POLL

        UPP 12 SEATS
        ABLP 4 SEATS
        BPM 1 SEAT

        UPP WINS BY A LANDSLIDE

    • Get your own damn moniker and quit being an IMPOSTER!!!!!

      You too must have knocked your head on the steel inside the Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌

  3. Gastón you really really not paying the local contractors that provide goods and services, equipment rental to the government. The price of fuel increase and still no payment. As for equipment you gave CO William all the road work and they do not even hire 1 piece of equipment. They used our money, our lands you give them and purchase equipment. Antiguan equipment owners need to come together snd put a stopping to that. Public works with a bunch of qualified civil engineers stopped building roads. They are not even checking on the quality of work CO William doing. Look at the bridge that took years to build by the Halls on the South. Don’t tell me PWD could not build that instead of contracting it to CO Williams . Same with the road works around valley church area.
    So our locals contractors suffer, while the foreign business owners get paid. I am calling on the local contractors , service providers , locals businesses to put a stopping to this. Also I am calling on Antiguans to show the government that no amount of election bribery, no duty free concessions, no sidewalk work all of a sudden and Community road all of a sudden should be your reason for voting. Then when election done everything stop. Payments stop , contract na good anymore. Then following that the politicians became your biggest compilations. Gastón Browne – equipment owner and rent to government and getting paid, property rental to government and investors , boat rental, land swapping and sold to government , son collets 30,000.00 monthly from the treasury and he call it peanut change. These are enough allegations to send any politician in any domestic snd just country to Jail.

  4. Two words correction- compilations should be competition and domestic should be democratic.

  5. Alp UPP dna go green

    Watch the fools rally up to vote again
    Lmaoooooooooooooooooo

    You would think or expect ppl would learn a thing or two after experiencing something repeat over and over and over but not Antigua lmaoooo

    Antiguans and election is just like the bad abusive relationships the newspaper’s posts but in this case the ppl represents the woman who just stays there and take blow and kick bout and spit in the face and they hold on tight hoping for a change cuz they in love all after them eye black n blue them nahhh let go lmaooooooo

    Antigua ppl enjoy knock bout
    If u nuh bang them they don’t believe u love them. Anything the government do them I don’t feel sorry tawl cuz if I was in power I would do the same and worst cuz if Gaston can do it why can’t I??
    If Lovel and Joanne and all dem have them schème to get rich and get way just cuz they voted they all get away

    I can get away too

    I should go vote too all u have to do to win is lie and bribe and buy couple air Jordan and VITZ for freebs

    I would knock them bout too cuz they just dunce like that and I would get away
    Lmaooooo

    • People of St. Peter want nothing to do with this old has-been. He’s aged out and is a fossil from another time. At least they finally dumped him from the ticket, just as Gaston said they would. Time to move on.

  6. Same old renegades, hoping to continue to raid the nation’s finance for them and there cronies, like H&H&Brown.
    The term comrades under this cabol stands for come let us raid.

    • The Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌 is the official transportation service for the UPP campaign 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • WHO IS REALLY SETTING THE FIRES IN POINT. SOME PEOPLE SAY IS SOMEBODY ON HIGH.

        WHAT A PITY.
        GASTON BROWNE DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE

  7. These old (should retired) politicians are still running. I am not voting for nobody over 60. Go collect your pension and relax yourself.

    • “I am not voting for nobody over 60. Go collect your pension and relax yourself”.

      I am intrigue by this statement. Quite an interesting one. I LIKE IT.

      Think about it people.

      • You ABLP people ah subben else. If Asot age out wha yu say about Robin Yearwood and even Molwyn. Lord help.us.

    • There’s a reasonable possibility that DNA could form the official opposition. UPP has no hope under the current leadership.

  8. THE REAL POLL

    UPP 12 SEATS
    ABLP 4 SEATS
    BPM 1 SEAT

    UPP WINS BY A LANDSLIDE

    SORRY ERIC, GASTON HAS BEEN HIDING THE REAL POLL NUMBERS FROM YOU

    WHY! HE KNOWS THAT YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

    • Again, Annie you know that is a FAKE poll, totally made up, with NO documentation whatsoever. You think people stupid!!!

      • KRISTI my friend why is Anna Salome’s poll fake and the poll of your comrade Eric (The Red) that he has been pushing for months not fake. I have asked him about his sampling methodology and sample size and he cannot provide an answer.

        • CHARLES my friend, I don’t accept the polls of either Annie or Eric (The Red). Both are just wishful thinking. Glad to hear you asked Eric (The Red) about his methodology and sample size. That’s the correct way to look into all of this. NOW, please do the same with Annie regarding her (?) polls. What we really need is a REAL poll, not wishful thinking or faked polls.

      • ARE YOU RUNNING SCARED!
        SORRY KRISTI, ABLP WILL LOSE THIS ELECTION!

        YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

        • @ ANA SALOME

          ANA…You are a COGGER. You COGG ERIC ( THE RED ) POLLING. You are FAKE just as your name. Ana …Please write under your real name

          • HI PETE,

            THESE ARE THE OTHER NAMES THAT YOU USE:
            INGRAM
            JAMIESON P
            PHILLIP G
            ERIC CARSDEN
            DALE DRAKE
            FRANK LAMPSHADE hee hee
            LYNN B
            V GORMAN
            PJ CAMERALL
            JOHN PQ
            FREDERICK B
            FRANCIS G
            GT ARBOR
            PROVISTE
            CLOUSTON
            LYNDA D

            OF COURSE, PEDRO

            I HOPE THAT THE ABLP IS PAYING YOU WELL. IF NOT GO TO THE AT&LU.
            JOIN THE LINE TO BE PAID ( LIKE THE OTHER WORKERS THSAT ARE OWDED MONEY

  9. Colin and Rawdon have a lot of work to do to make 17 – 0 a reality. Walker has been exposed through the years as a pathological liar and I really hope the Barbuda people will vote this time around in their best interest. However, Knacyntar should not take things for granted. All the other candidates have done over the years, both in their constituency, and in their ministry an excellent job. Especially throughout the pandemic. Ensuring everyone received food packages. Labour ALL The WAY. 5 more years for sure. And after the election we should give free spelling classes to the UPP candidates. Greatful and Foots. Little Children please stay in school. Because without an education you will catch hell.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEVsAknKnFU

  10. I have just one concern… I always believe in a mix of youth and experience- however there’s a time for everything- and I believe it’s about time St Phillip’s North gets a new candidate to represent them- how much longer is Mr Yearwood going to continue- kinda ridiculous now 😳

    • EXACTLY……. well school children say he moma mek sure that he soak deep in goat blood …hes UNREMOVABLE …… He mussa go dead at his desk…its time for him and MOLWYN ….. CUTIE TO LEAVE POLITRIKS FOR FRESH BLOOD …. again
      school children say ROBIN AH THE BIGGEST FREE MASON…HE SOAK DEEPLY IN BLOOD….. even gaston fraid he….

  11. You ABLP people ah subben else. If Asot age out wha yu say about Robin Yearwood and even Molwyn. Lord help us.

  12. Ain’t nothing but a Gangster party!
    Led by the thugs and criminals,
    Who’ve being selling out
    Without a doubt
    Our sweet! Sweet! Sweet Wadadli!

  13. Wow. This is a dream team, a winning ticket for sure. The comrades are to be congratulated for such wisdom. This really could be a 17-0 win, or so I hear the boys at the bus station saying (and plenty of them Blue). The common people in general seem very satisfied with the current government and want more of the same. There is more ot be done. It really is a dream team. Even Barbuda going Red this time. Jamal is the best leader the UPP has had in years, but it looks like even he is going down this time.

  14. Let the shanainigans START……. WESTON FINALLY GET A CONSTITUENCY…FAKE GAIL GETTING HER MONIES TO START BUYING VOTES…MARIA YOUR SKATING ON THIN ICE BUT YOU ALWAYS GOT OUR MONIES…ROBIN DONE WIN….

    ITS EPICALLY SAD THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT aka GIVING AWAY OF ANTIGUAN CITIZENSHIP (the ONLY ISLAND TO DO DO ) so close to an ELECTION ….ANYWAY THAT WAS THE PLAN FROM JUMP LEGALIZED THEM SO THEY CAN GET TIME TO REGISTER TO VOTE ALP….BRINGING MORE USELESS GUYANSE & JAMAICANS IN…. GASTON YOUR SAD ASF TO THINK YOUR SMART….ANTIGUANS EVEN THE FOREIGNERS SEE THRU YOU.

    I TRULY wish ASOT forms his own party and whoop labor arse.

    YOUR THE WOSRT PM ANTIGUA HAS SEEN…WOSRT!!!
    I really hope the voters tek monies and whtever else and vote your small dik arse OUT.

    • @VOTES 4 SALE…Weston’s seat in Parliament – St. Phillips South is not, a #Safe Seat for ABLP.

      The UPP is giving away this seat.

      Nuff said…☕️

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