Construction boom results in aggregate shortage

Model of home for people making in the bracket of $3000 a month

CABINET : Construction boom results in aggregate shortage

The Cabinet received a report that several building projects throughout Antigua and Barbuda are unable to move forward as rapidly as they would like because of the scarcity of cement, steel and some aggregates.

It was reported that as soon as the vessel bearing its cargo of cement discharges the material at the Crabbs Plant, the firms that sell premixed concrete regularly scoop-up all the cement until the vessel returns one week later; then, the same series of events recur.

There is a construction boom taking place in Antigua and Barbuda that was deliberately engineered by the Gaston Browne Administration; when it became evident that the Covid-19 pandemic would disrupt our tourism traffic; the administration moved to incentivize construction.

Several hotel and other building projects are scheduled to begin within weeks; they will add to the demand for cement, steel and aggregates.

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  1. “Construction boom” but broke Treasury?

    Wha can go so?

    Why is the Treasury turning people away when they come to collect their payments?

    Why are Social Security payments of all types still late, if so many people are working?

    The boom is all in Gaston Browne’s head. Better take those meds!


    • I guess you do not recall the Construct Antigua Initiative, implemented by Lovell. Practically the only good thing he did. It means that people get all duties and taxes waved when constructing a home. Therefore, there is no money in it for the Treasury. Monies will circulate in the economy and people will have jobs and pay social security and other contributions and people have monies to pay for groceries and some of that is then earned as ABST.
      You guys really need lessons in logical thinking. UPP people dunce as can be.

  2. @Brixtonian. I’m sure you have no problem getting aggregates, just like you have no problem finding skilled workers. Please assist your countrymen

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