BREAKING: The State of Emergency and Curfew will end on 23rd December

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Cabinet Notes:

The State of Emergency and Curfew will end on 23rd December, 2021.

Nevertheless, the retention of the established covid-19 protocols shall still govern.

The Central Board of Health (CBH) and Law Enforcement will monitor behaviours on the beach and at the bars and clubs should it appear that the rules are being disregarded.

The object is to ensure that there will be no spike in Covid cases after the Christmas Holidays.

There shall be no clustering, no consumption of liquor, no music and no picnicking on the beaches even after the state of emergency has been lifted.

It is anticipated that there will be an increase in the number of infections following the Christmas Holidays.

Therefore all citizens and residents are expected to display caution during the holiday season since they may become infected by unvaccinated people.

Everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine if they have not done so yet.

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62 COMMENTS

  1. More bullshit for the gullible to swallow. State of Emergency lifted but covid protocols and restrictions remain in place… are you having a laugh? What exaclty was the State of Emergency about then?

      • That doesn’t make any sense I agree with you is better they had leave it instead of lifting it real talking.

    • I’m glad to see a lot of Antiguan’s are finally waking up but I have to ask… what are you going to do with the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH and the LIES our government has been feeding us?

      Knowledge alone is worthless if people don’t DO ANYTHING with it!

  2. 1. At present time bars clubs are operating with music, drinking liquor and being clustered and there is no spike in covid but all of a sudden y’all want to ANTICIPATE a spike. Like really ⁉️ This more sounds like the government will manipulate a spike on the dashboard.
    2. Why is it said that you will get infected by the the unvaccinated when you can be infected by the vaccinated as well. 🤔
    Well well

  3. What am understanding is that on the 23rd the Curfew alone will be terminated and all other regulations protocols remains the same??? 😅😂🤣

    • Because the people 9f this county have no idea what the “State of Emergency” means. If there is no emergency no one should have to wear masks, social distance and all the other bullshit they put in place because of the “emergency”.

  4. Can Antiguans living abroad with valid ANU passports (and who’ve also invested in the country and created 1000’s of jobs) and who refuse this trial vaccine, because of its dangerous adverse reactions that has given people, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, blood clots, irregular menstrual problems and Bels Palsy, come home now?

      • Mary, I bet you don’t mind that the tourists, who are THE REAL SUPER SPREADERS OF COVID-19 VIRUS, TO CONTINUE CAUSING HAVOC ON OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND.

        IT’S SHEEPLE LIKE YOU THAT HATE YOUR OWN PEOPLE … BAAA!!!!

      • It basically is still considered a trial because it’s not properly tested soooo… This is a mass clinical trial. The people who created it don’t even know the long term side effects….

      • TROPICAL PLEASURE – You are the one who is desperately in need of some education. Either you’re a shill for the government or you are buying into their propaganda. Either way, you’ve got it all wrong. Turn off your TV and stop getting your news from the lying Lame Stream Media.

  5. Governments worldwide have shown themselves to be illegitimate mafia-like criminal syndicates masquerading as countries and deserve no respect from their people.

    In countries that have gone totally tyrannical (Australia for example) the people need to remove the leaders and their enablers (police & military) by any means necessary. The police and military, need to refuse unlawful orders to attack their people and should arrest their leaders instead.

    • With the removal of the ‘state of emergency’ I’d think that everything would return to ‘normal’, but who can say for sure when governments have gone rouge and aren’t obeying their own laws.

      • WONDERING TOO the government has gone rouge so many times that I have lost count. A fundamental principle of law is that the government like you and me must also obey the law and act in accordance with the law. Even the implementation of the Covid Regulations was unlawful because Molwyn Joseph had no lawful authority to make Regulations.

        • Leftist elites are attempting to trick humanity into their dystopian future and we need to fight back before it becomes too late!

          “Now, I want to be absolutely clear. I am not advocating or condoning violence. But it is going to happen. It is happening already. Totalitarianism (even this “pathologized” version of it) is imposed on society and maintained with violence. Fighting totalitarianism inevitably entails violence. It is not my preferred tactic in the current circumstances, but it is unavoidable now that we’ve reached this stage, and it is important that those of us fighting this fight recognize that violence is a natural response to the violence (and the implicit threat of violence) that is being deployed against us by the New Normal authorities, and the masses they have whipped up into a fanatical frenzy.

          It is also important (essential, I would argue) to make the violence of the New Normal visible, i.e., to frame this fight in political terms, and not in the pseudo-medical terms propagated by the official Covid narrative). This isn’t an academic argument over the existence, severity, or the response to a virus. This is a fight to determine the future of our societies.

          This fact, above all, is what the global-capitalist ruling classes are determined to conceal. The roll-out of the New Normal will fail if it is perceived as political (i.e., a form of totalitarianism). It relies on our inability to see it as what it is. So it hides itself and the violence it perpetrates within a pseudo-medical official narrative, rendering itself immune to political opposition.

          We need to deny it this perceptual redoubt, this hermeneutic hiding place. We need to make it show itself as what it is, a “pathologized” form of totalitarianism. In order to do that, we need to understand it … its internal logic, and its strengths, and weaknesses.”

          REMOVE THE [DOT] AND REPLACE WITH A . consentfactory[dot]org/2021/11/22/pathologized-totalitarianism-101/

    • WONDERING yes the government can because breaching our fundamental rights of association and assembly under the Regulations would not be unlawful or unconstitutional. That is why I argued from day one that you did not require a state of emergency for the operation of the Regulations. However, the all knowing Cabinet said that the state of emergency was absolutely necessary.

      • So Mr. Tabor, are you admitting that the Antiguan constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written on? That the protections it describes for the people are easily overturned by a current or future despot? I noticed that each protection enumerated by our constitution have EXCEPTION CLAUSES that renders them useless and hollow for the people’s protection. It’s a joke of a document, that is NOT funny!

        • The Constitution is worth the paper it is written on. It gives us several fundamental rights such as freedom of association and assembly etc. However, those fundamental rights can be abridged in certain circumstances and it sets out the circumstances and the procedural requirements to allow for this. The situation of the covid pandemic is one such circumstance where fundamental rights can be abridged. It is for the protection of the wider society why the Constitution allows this in the case of a dangerous infectious disease like covid.

          • Mr. Tabor, I’m disappointed to learn that you are a SOCIALIST (Marxist/Communist). The phrase you used “protection of the wider society” translates into the Marxist term ‘FOR THE COMMON GOOD’ which has historically been used to deny people their inalienable (GOD GIVEN) human rights and freedoms. INALIENABLE RIGHTS are NOT PERMISSIONS. Permissions are given by mere men.

            So Mr. Tabor, I have respectfully disagree with you about the VALUE of the Antigua and Barbuda Constitution when it comes to protecting the human rights of it’s citizens.

            Regardless of the fact that I hold political views that oppose your views, I am offering you a FREE membership on an Antiguan web site so you can express your views without any censorship. The site has powerful tools such as audio and video uploads, group and private chat, and live video broadcasting if you want to use that feature. antiguafreespeech[dot]com

  6. Ukufuna we are having more than a LAUGH. It is just another example to show that the government did not know what the hell they were doing. When we argued that a state of emergency was not necessary for the implementation of the covid Regulations, they said that we were wrong and all their lawyers (Cutie Benjamin, Samantha Marshall, Gail Christian and Alicia Grant) and non-lawyers said that the state of emergency was absolutely necessary. All the state of emergency would have given is more powers of detention and nothing else. Sometimes I am amazed at the stupidity of this government and its Cabinet. The whole nation will now see that the state of emergency will be removed but certain aspects of the Regulations will remain.

    • Wow I can’t believe some one who is a lawyer wrote this shit maybe you were one of them who wanted Barnes and Straffie to be over run with dead bodies. Maybe you wanted us to be like Europe in the earlier stages of the pandemic. Y’all politicians and lawyers make me sick with the games y’all playing with peoples lives. Maybe you have not lost anyone through this shit but I sure have and I wish to hell the government would have kept the SOE in place cause you people are reckless as hell and if y’all think September 2021 was bad with deaths then all hell will break lose come January 2022 and then I want to see who you Charles Tabor will blame

      • MARY-JANE you can tell me what the state of emergency achieved. It is the Regulations that were important not the state of emergency. The Regulations can be implemented without the state of emergency. All the state of emergency did was to give the government more powers of detention and in all fairness they did not abuse that process.

      • Mary-jane, what are YOU going to say in January 2022 when you discover MOST of the deaths were in the VACCINATED group? The vaccinated group are already showing themselves to be the ‘superspreaders’ and are dying off at TWICE the rate as the unvaccinated. What is RECKLESS is the government not allowing it’s citizens the proven safe and effective therapies like Invermectin & Hydroxychloroquine and instead are pushing dangerous injections that are killing people now and into the future…. And all the while, covid-19 has a 99.98% survival rate. This is not only reckless, it is insane!

    • @ Charles Tabor I agree your views and comments on this forum.

      This Government stance on not allowing Nationals who are not vaccinated to not enter the country is in my view immoral and should be illegal.
      What if anything can be done

    • @ Charles Tabor I agree with your views and comments on this forum.
      The Government stance on not allowing Nationals who are not vaccinated to enter the country is in my view immoral and should be illegal.
      What if anything can be done.

    • I’ll believe the state of Emergency’ is repealed when I see it. They may want to keep it or RE-introduce it to detain the non-vaccinated into ‘concentration’ camps like they are now doing in Australia. If that comes to pass here, then all bets are off… we will be deep into civil war!

    • Are you really saying Tabor that all the government all over the world that imposed SOE are wrong? Please do remember it was not Antigua alone. Even Japan who hosted the 2021 Olympic Games did so under a SOE were they wrong to Tabor?

      • MARY-JANE I am not saying the imposition of a state of emergency(SOE) is wrong. The situation in Antigua is that we implemented Regulations under the Public Health Act to address the covid pandemic. Nothing was wrong with that. The government has argued that the Regulations could not be implemented without a SOE. My simple argument is that the government is wrong in that view. You do not need a SOE. It adds nothing to the situation other than giving the government the powers of detention under a SOE. MARY-JANE the fact that the SOE will be lifted but certain of the Regulations will continue proves my point.

  7. “……since they may become infected by unvaccinated people.”

    So ummmmmmmmmmmm, what did you all take vaccines for then? if you are still threatened by the unvaccinated why take the vaccine which doesn’t work IN THE FIRST PLACE? THIS LITERALLY MAKES NO SENSE. How are these brainless fools allowed to run a country? Then after saying you can still become infected by the unvaccinated they are quoting “to get vaccinated if you haven’t done so yet” LIKE WHAT,???????? FOR WHAT? So I can get infected too?😂 hell naw. Both can catch and transmit so come again.

  8. State of emergency was the first step to get you to comply. They can’t remove it and still try to restrict people but seems like Gaston feels like he can do anything.

  9. Really can’t please Antigua people. SOE and curfew them complaining. Remove some and curfew them still complaining. Wtf do you people really f***ing want? Even if Jesus come out of heaven and talk to them they will find something to complain about

  10. HARD TO PLEASE ANTIGUAN I believe you are missing the point. It is the government that does not know what the ———– it is doing. The government said at the outset that you cannot have a curfew etc without a state of emergency. A curfew was legal under the covid Regulations because of the pandemic. You did not need a state of emergency. All we are saying the government’s position was wrong and they should admit it.

    • Mr Tabor was I speaking to you? I simply made my point Antigua people are hard to please. No matter what they always complaining. Like I said even if Jesus comes out of heaven and comes back for this messed up world Antigua people will complain. Now sir go play with your friends and leave me alone.

      • HARD TO PLEASE ANTIGUAN now that question whether you were speaking to me is quite idiotic. When you put a comment on ANR you are speaking to all and sundry. You are speaking in anyone who reads ANR. I am certainly not playing with you but instead trying to educate you.

          • Sir are you bored? Now the bus case done you have time on your hands? I said what I said Antiguans complain about any and everything. If the second coming of Jesus Christ was to happen right now Antiguans will complain!! Now sir do God bless you leave me alone cause my next response to you won’t be polite. In fact ANR might not post it. Have a nice day😁

      • @ Hard to please Antiguan . Who gives a rats ass what you’re going to do. Your head hard like a door knob . What a Ahole. When you post something you’re speaking to the audience at hand if you have a problem with folks responding then find something else to play with besides your phone and stay off the friggin internet What a baby and an idiot you are.

        • There is a saying that it takes one to know one so you must be an idiot since you assume I’m an idiot. That being said my comment seem to mash ya corn bad. I said what I said Antiguans can be pleased. Y’all complain about everything perfect example is my comment has y’all hot and bothered. Now have a bless day😁

          • @ Hard to please Antiguan I don’t ASSUME YOU ARE AN IDIOT 😂 I JUST LOOK AT HOW YOU COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT OPINION OR RESPONDS TO YOUR WRITING daaaa.

      • This a a public area when you comment you are speaking to everyone lol. Just like you have the right to speak everyone else does so that “was I speaking to you” is childish and unnecessary but what the person is saying it facts. There was no reason for SOE. Everything they are doing contradicts everything they are saying like make it make sense….antiguans can be pleased but not in this situation where the government is using his power to manipulate the citizens of Antigua and people like you are who will let a scum like him get away with it. There’s nothing to be pleased with, as a matter of a fact people need to be worried. They are opening for us to mingle diliberately to cause the new wave so they can collect all your money and get your vote then lock us up again.

    • Fact: unvaccinated people are much more likely to be infected and are much more likely to spread the virus. Breakthrough cases are much lower than unvaccinated cases, and vaccinated people have a much shorter term of infection.

      • UK STUDY — Vaccinated Adults under 60 are dying at 2X Times the rate of the Unvaccinated…

        New Study from Germany — Higher Vaccination Rate leads to Higher Mortality
        (FIX ADDRESS – Remove[dot] citizenfreepress[dot]com/breaking/uk-study-vaccinated-adults-under-60-are-dying-at-2x-times-the-rate-of-the-unvaccinated/

      • Bullshit. Unvaccinated AND vaccinated both have the same viral load if not, the vaccinated has more plus are shedding dangerous amounts of spike proteins.
        Fact: the vaccinated are 14× more likely to catch the virus then an unvaccinated individual especially who has been previously exposed to the virus. Vaccinated may have a “shorter term” of infection but are more likely to catching the same virus over and over because your body can’t build antibodies against it whereas the unvaccinated can. Go do some research.

        • You forgot to mention that the vaccinated people are getting their immune systems destroyed by the injection and beginning to die by heart attacks, blood clots and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

    • They just trying to make the unvaccinated seem like super infectious people when the jabbed up sheep are just as infectious if not MORE….

  11. State of emergency was not the answer to stop the spread, people have to be responsible for their actions by following the protocols. Responsible behaviour should be effective not a curfew on its own

  12. The Constitution is worth the paper it is written on. It gives us several fundamental rights such as freedom of association and assembly etc. However, those fundamental rights can be abridged in certain circumstances and it sets out the circumstances and the procedural requirements to allow for this. The situation of the covid pandemic is one such circumstance where fundamental rights can be abridged. It is for the protection of the wider society why the Constitution allows this in the case of a dangerous infectious disease like covid.

  13. Hard To PLEASE ANTIGUAN I am certainly not bored and I must confess that you sound rather childish. Please let all ideas contend and try not to be so disagreeable. I am a big boy and take anything you have to dish out.

    • Really now? You who was just calling me and idiot is saying I’m childish. Just because I said Antiguans are hard to please and everything they complain about🤣. Me Tabor please I’m not your boyfriends Tenman and From The Sidelines I’m not going to back and forth with you no Sir have a bless day😁

      • By the way HARD TO PLEASE ANTIGUAN, I said that you were childish because of your third to last sentence. Go reread it and tell me if you do not consider that statement rather childish.

  14. HARD TO PLEASE seems to me as if you now have comprehension problems. I said your question was idiotic. That is different than saying that you are an idiot. I hope you did not fail USE OF ENGLISH at UWI. Just like I can handle all your comrades on ANR, I can also handle you.

    • Sir I’m not into men and my little comment seems to mash ya corn real hard. I’ve seen you all over ANR arguing with your boyfriends and never once replied to you. You seems quiet upset because I said Antiguans are hard to please. The comment was not a reply to you or anyone just my OPTION on people behavior during this pandemic. If you want to rise your blood pressure over someone OPTION then that’s on you. I was going to drag your ass across ANR and back but then it won’t be nice for me to curse the elderly. So do you good sir. Maybe one of your boyfriends will come play with you soon😁

  15. HARD TO PLEASE ANTIGUAN you see me on ANR arguing with my boyfriends. I take it by boyfriends you mean names (aliases) like TENMAN, JUST SAYING, FROM THE SIDELINE, ERIC THE RED, PHILLIP G and CARSON B just to name a few of the apparent ALP comrades. Just that statement alone from you not only shows that you are an absolute idiot but that you must also be completely insane.

  16. To all those who have a problem with my comment I don’t give a rats behind about any of you. Calling me an idiot won’t change my OPINION. I said what the f I said and I stand by it. Antiguans can’t be please. No matter what they always complaining. The second coming of Jesus come come right now and they will complain. Now feel free to respond you miserable souls😁

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