Caleb Gardiner takes Oath of Office as Newest ABLP Senator

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SOURCE: STATE MEDIA

Caleb Gardiner has received his instrument of appointment as the country’s newest senator.

The 23 year old took the oath of office at Government House this morning, ahead of taking the oath of allegiance at the next sitting of Parliament’s Upper House within days.

He is the newest Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party senator, replacing Senator Eustace ‘Teco’ Lake, who is retiring.

Gardiner is now the youngest lawmaker across both houses in the country’s bicameral legislature.

Senator Shenella Govia is the youngest person to have ever been appointed senator so far; she was 22 years old at the time she took the oath of office.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has indicated the latest appointment is a further manifestation of his administration’s commitment to empowering young people.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Pure window dressing again (you only have to look in the background as well 😉 the curtains pretty eee?).

    Look GAS PIPE 🥸, just call the General Election and stop all ah dis yah pontificating and unnecessary posturing.

    The longer you delay, the more seats you’ll lose.

    Looking more and more like a UPP landslide … and who could have predicted that even 6-9 months ago. Wonderful, just wonderful!!!

    • … remember, Brixtonian celebrates EDUCATIONAL and BUSINESS achievements, not political window dressing. Tarl!

      That’s how I roll …

      • And I celebrate our young people being brought into politics at this young age. He will prove people like you so wrong when he makes his maiden debate in the Upper House. This young man is one of the fruits of our own Five Islands UWI Campus. Not a laggard, loser or conman like those Harold has picked to represent us in the UPP.

        • @Sidelines: You do not need a College Degree to be smart/bright. There are many of us from Antigua and Barbuda. Who have never been to a University and or College. Yet we have done exceedingly well in their private professional lives. They were not appointed by anyone to become a Senator. However,they do have millions of –US$$$$$,by using their smartness to aspire and achieve.
          By the way,what is his relationship to Gaston Browne. That name Gardener rings a family Bell.

          • @BLACK-MAN December 1, 2022 At 8:26 pm
            You know I had to give it a long and hard thought whether to reply to your nonsensical comments. But as I always keep saying, you guys and girls from the UPP seem to be cut out of a special pedigree. Duncer than that they don’t come. The reason why parents send their children to school and give them an education, many times higher than they themselves got, is because they saw the need that having knowledge brings. The Chinese have many proverbs relating to education. One such is, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day, teach him how to fish and you’ll feed him for life. We also have many sayings about education. We say education is power. Education takes one out of poverty. Sparrow made a famous song about education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL6Sq7-69fg
            You should listen to the lyrics.
            And perhaps you don’t know the difference between smart and intelligent. When you want to go to university you have to take a test, not to see if you are smart, but to test your intellectual capacity, In the USA you take the SAT. here we have O and A levels. This is an abstract from google search telling you the difference between Smart and Intelligent.
            I mean even Papa Bird who had little education, made sure he sent his sons to get educated. Cause he knew what his limitations were. The world is becoming smaller and smaller and we here in the Caribbean have to be able to hold our own in international forums. And therefore, we must make sure we have a population that is very highly educated.
            Our Prime Minister comes from very humble beginnings. In fact, his story is one that only happens in fairy tales. From the poorest of the poorest he has elevated himself to the highest office in the country. Where it not that he had not educated himself, he would not have been able to lead this country. And seeing the need of the country where this is concern, he fought and brought to us the Fourth Landed Campus of the UWI. Now many Antiguans that are desirous to get tertiary education have it now at affordable cost at their doorstep. It’s not anymore something only the rich can afford. And when it comes to granting scholarships. His administration has been giving scholarships to more students than any other administration before. The annual amount is $30million dollars. And even during Covid when the government revenues were cut almost in half, he made sure students got their grants. Albeit some got it a bit late, they got it, nonetheless.
            But you UPP guys seem to think that anyone can present themselves to run government. Educated or not. Then why not send donkeys, dogs, horses to run the country? No wonder you ran the country into the ground in just ten years. The slate of candidates that the UPP is presenting to the people is an insult and we will punish you guys for that. The punishment will be so severe that no one will ever try that again in the future. You guys really make a mock out of running a country. Laggards, Losers and Conmen, Murderers and you name it. Just wash your feet and come. Well, it will soon end. The people will speak and speak loudly. 17-0.
            Another one of Chinese Philosopher Confucius: If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
            Gaston is thinking in terms of 100 years, and he is educating the people. UWI Five Islands will bare fruits fro many generation to come.

        • If you enjoy POLITICAL WINDOW DRESSING @ From The Sideline, then fill your big boy boots 👢👢 boss; but, please please and pretty please, do not hide away yourself when Gaston “Rob You Blind” Browne and his ABLP “merry men” are kicked out of office at the next General Election.

          Oh, by the way Sidey, why do you think Gaston is holding off calling the election at present?

          I have my own ideas as to why, but what’s yours?

          Brixtonian is just curious …

          • Bwoy, my WORD PLAY is on point (as always), I think I’m going to have EASE, HAUL, and PULL-UP on the ABLP generational supporters in my writing,
            because keeping up with the Brixtonian is rougher than rough for them.

            BOOM💥 mi ah tell you …!

          • Baldwin had a saying. The right psychological time. Gaston is playing with you guys like a cat plays with a mouse that he will soon devour.
            You guys misery will soon be over

    • @ Brixtonian: It is obvious that you are dreaming….. My advice to yoamne0to stop sleep on the job. Wake up and gullop down the RED SYRUP. It will sure help you with your amne0sia

  2. Mr. Prime minister you & your administration are doing a great in managing the affairs of this country towards making it to become an economic power house. However, we need to see more younger faces as chairpersons on boards. The older faces should be behind the scenes as consultants if needs be…….

  3. How could intelligent young people commit themselves to this corrupt ABLP.
    Don’t you comprehend what is going on in Antigua and Barbuda?
    Do you care about Antigua and Barbuda?
    why not form your own party, if not UPP?

    • Why should the young man want to board a sunken ship? All the other passengers already escaped. He is not interested in drowning or getting the typical BADPLAY from Harold loveLIE

      Elston Adams……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Gregory Athill ……………………. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Lammin 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
      Philmore 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
      Colin Isaac………………….. jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Kema Benjamin…………….jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Anthonyson King ………….jumped off SINKING UPP SHIP
      Cortwright Marshall……….KICKED OFF SINKING UPP SHIP

  4. Same age as TESSA BARTHLEY. She was 22

    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate
    22 and SHOT by UPP Candidate

  5. Hold strong Richard Lewis and Damani. Lovell and the ELITIST, MENOPAUSAL DICTATRESS soon gone. WHEN loveLIE lose and UPP is officially decimated, are you can regroup, rebrand and relaunch a new party. Dunno who will “lead” it, but sever all ties to ACLM/PLM/UPP/LoveLIE and start afresh.

  6. Hmmmmm. How many memes are you going to use.
    The ship is surely sinking. RED Dead

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

    Looking forward to seeing you debate the bills. Congrats Caleb.

  8. If the ABLP is interested in youth why then is Robin and Maulwin running again. I too appreciate that the electoral workers will now be elegible for pension. However yo play football with people lives is down right wicked. You politicians on both sides are getting full pension just after two terms. Hope these workers realize this is not a gift that they deserve it.

    • Yeah that’s why they treat him so. Rum is his god and sticky fingers

  9. The UPP Standard:

    Take a life and get put on UPP slate!!! What a strong message being sent to the youths.

    • THE ABLP STANDARD:

      Under the implementation of the vaccination programmes by Gaston Browne, Molwyn “AstraZeneca” Joseph and the ABLP government, Antiguans have sadly died, especially with the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), that is currently being hushed up by our health authorities.

      Ask yourself why?

      AND DO NOT FORGET THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM ADVERSE REACTIONS, AND DANGEROUS FLUCTUATING HEART RATES AT PRESENT, AND WONDERING WHAT THE LONGTERM FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM.

      Also, never forget Teargas Sunday (08/08/2021) as well fellow citizens of Antigua & Barbuda when you go out to eventually vote ❎ this rabble out!!!

  10. Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn
    Gladys Potter EMPTY HEAD
    Franz DeFreitas G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L
    Cleon DON’T TELL DADDY HOWDY
    Pringle CA-CAPA-TI-TAH and MASKses
    Serpent FARMing FOOL & DICTATOR
    Peter Redz CAN’T TALK
    Jonathan “VOTE ALP”
    King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe IMF
    Alex ABOUT TO EXIT
    Sean LAZY FORNICATOR
    APOSTLE SHUGY SIMON
    Alister “inTERllectual” Thomas
    Richard “BULLY BEEF” Lewis

    BUT NONE OF THEM EVER!!!! TOOK THE LIFE OF AN UNARMED BLACK GIRL!!! 😢 😭 😢 😭

    • NEVER FORGET ALSO, THE DEATHS OF VACCINATED ANTIGUANS AND TEARGAS SUNDAY (08/08/21).

      NUREMBERG 2.0 AWAITS THE GUILTY …

  11. Congratulations to the young man. However, I can’t help thinking how demeaning the pm is to the opposition party. He TRIES to demean some of the candidates’ youth and supposed inexperience. If I were to act like the pm and ask what qualifications does this young man have to be called to the senate besides attending UWI and being head to the student assoc, what would you say? Remeber he tried to demean Shuggy who also has a degree and considerable work experience so…. honestly tell me? This is why we know the pm is a hypocrite.

  12. Never forget MR. IMF ROMANTIC RHYTHMS WADADLI POWER CAN’T ABST HOTEL RIPOFF ABIB COLLAPSER BANKING-SECTOR COLLAPSER ANTI-UWI FIVE ISLANDS CAMPUS BAICO COLLAPSER etc

    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell
    $320,000,000.000 IMF LOAN by Lovell

  13. Never forget the POLITICAL VICTIMIZATION by the UPP. Big up to Hon. Gaston Browne for bringing that bill to Parliament yesterday. Now people like ANTHONYSON KING, SHORT SHORT WIFE and others can get what they worked for. UPP VICTIMIZED them, but Labour Party government corrected it via the Parliament 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

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