FREEZE IT: Lovell says UPP will not pass on fuel increases to consumers

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Two days before Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced an increase in fuel prices commencing Monday, United Progressive Party leader Harold Lovell called for a freeze.

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  1. Um, how do you plan on sustaining this? Stop talking out of your backside Lovell! There is a whole war going on!!

    • I thought that the CEO of WIOC assured as that we had enough gas to sustain us for a long time.

      I guess he did not get Gaston’s memo!

      You see, Gaston don’t like black people.
      He will do anything and every thing to make us suffer,

      • Anna, are you okay? Come back down to earth. Get out of la la land, and face reality. Some of your statements don’t seem rational, such as “Gaston don’t like black people”. Again, are you okay?

        • You have to excuse “anna salome” aka “truthseeker”. The sunshine government burned and bruised them and fried some brain cells. only a few left.

          • Come on Annie, yu are starting to sound irrational. Show some PROOF that “Gaston Browne does not like black people.” Unless yu can prove what you say, the people will think you are losing it. Are you okay?

  2. UPP will win the next General election COMFORTABLY if they keep promises like this.

    Here’s a nice campaign slogan for you Mr Lovell: PUTTING CITIZENS FIRST

  3. “Revenue from the consumption tax, which is levied on fuel, is estimated at $34,022,425 in 2014. This assumes that the international price per barrel of oil will average between US$90 and US$100 in 2014…If the full pass-through were implemented, the
    price for gasoline at the pump would have increased from $14.99 to $16.10. This price
    includes the subsidies for bus drivers and gas station dealer” see Harold Lovell 2014 Budget statement

    This is the same man when FM who reminded persons that the consumption tax (fuel) is used to pay for things like chalk, help pay teachers etc? The same man who argued during his last year in office that Antiguans were not paying enough taxes and he referenced the tax to the GDP numbers as being below the regional average. The same man when in office and the price at the pump was 14.99 per gallon and his budget statement listed the price for crude at around 100 a barrel, pointed out they made about 2.10 per gallon in consumption tax. Currently the price per barrel is near 110 per barrel. We no longer need to pay teachers and get them supplies?

    • What happen to the 2 billion dollars that Gaston collected from the CIP.
      Gone on a ghost cemetery! Barbuda No-Fly AIRLINES, A bogus charity on North ST. and by over-inflating projects.

      • Its not true. CIP on average since 2015 has collected about 100 million a year, hence in 7 years, its about 700 million (NOT 2 billion). AS far as what the moneys have been used for: 1. Some 300 million went to pay off the IMF loan UPP took 2. 20 million to pay off Sembcorp arrears ran up by UPP, 3. some 50 million to HMB, 4. 40 million to MSJ for diagnostic equipment, 5. Some 36 million million in arrears to APC 6. some 200 million to Social security (CIP was paying Social security some 3 million a month) 7 PV energy contract for some 56 million ec for a 10 MW solar plant

        • TENMAN. Weren’t you against the CIP when it was introduced by the UPP.
          So you were against it but now you are for it.
          My goodness, have some integrity!

          Yah, yah, because Gaston gave you a job on a Board you have to defend him.
          HOW PATHETIC YOU ARE

          • Why continue to make things up? Has issues with Lovell’s rediculous projections re revenue and I was right (he projected some 50 million, they did not even make 2 million) Try and remember it was first proposed by GB. Think back to BS and Lovell initially attacking him for the recommendation. Recall BS saying never. Anyway I know you prefer to forget all of this. Hmm better to try to personally attack me than to deal with the message

        • Wow “Tenman”, You sure put Annie in her place. The facts are the facts. The poor lady comes across so irrational these days. Is she on meds? Chuups. I sincerely hope she’s okay.

    • Missing the point Tenman. We have been paying $12.50 per gallon for fuel for over 5 years. During this time, the price of oil had fallen to almost nothing. There was no reduction in the prices at the pump. Counties we were selling fuel to had lower prices at their pumps than we did. This went on for years. Now that oil prices have been high for a few weeks, they are rushing to increase prices at the pump. Where was the rush to give the people little relief during the extended period of low fuel prices.

  4. Harold, Gaston will steal your idea. Let us look at the ideas that Gaston has stolen from the UPP

    Harold says rent to own
    Gaston copy and say rent to own

    Harold has a plan for LIAT
    After cussing the workers” take it or leave it”- Gaston suddenly has a plan for LIAT

    Harold has a plan to raise the minimum wage
    AA After 8 years of ministers enriching themselves and giving the citizens the middle finger all of a sudden two weeks ago, Gaston and the ABLP convene a committee to raise the minimum wage

    Harold has plan to have one work permit
    Gaston copy that too

    Harold has plan to fix the water problem by have a water tank arrangement
    A WAH YA: Gaston tief that too.

    TICK, TOCK, TICK, TICK,
    A WAITING TO SEE HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR GASTON TO TIEF THAT IDEA.

    Harold, don’t give Gaston any more ideas!

  5. Lovell you really trying to take this intelligent population on a fantasy ride, aren’t you?
    Stop playing with the people’s minds boss.
    You were in power when the recession hit the world back in 2009 and you and your UPP government couldn’t get it right, so how in the world will you do better this time?
    Smh

  6. LYAD , LIMPY LOVELL talking.from both sides of His mouth. Lovell.is the same Person who said when you’re in OPPOSITION you can promise anything. Lovell is very DISHONEST.

    • Anna, are you okay? Come back down to earth. Get out of la la land, and face reality. Some of your statements don’t seem rational, such as “Gaston don’t like black people”. Again, are you okay?

    • smh, hmmm well well well.
      The same person pretending to be different people.
      Tell Gaston to go and take his medication

      • The pretending is for Richard Lewis and Damani who have to put up a united fron in public until next election when Lovell is shoved out at the polls.

  7. Look if everyone ain’t see that UPP is just gasping at everything to play on emotions then they blind as a bat. Promises promises. Interesting that they promise everything. As you self a simple question WHEY THE MONEY GO COME FROM to sustain all this. Oh I know GoFundMe.

    • Pearl to date has taken 3 months to raise $100 of $20,000 via GoFundMe. She is so cunning hear is where she listed her address as Bradenton, FL. GoFundMe should be alerted by this blatant deception!!!

      UPP to date has taken a whole month to raise $335 of $20,000 via GoFundMe.
      Guess the beggy beggy attitude from Franz has taken hold. And dem waan run government!!!!

      • 不不不不不不不不不不 what do you expect coming from the UPP?

        Serpent can’t manage 26 ACRES and he supposed to be their Agriculture Minister.

        Pringle and his CA-PA-CA-CI-TAH and “MASKses” and still he has not debated this year’s budget.
        Beggy Beggy Franz always want want want instead of give give give

        • I wonder if the Fraud Expert can advise if Pearl’s action is tantamount. I will pay him $6.00 as I reckon it should not take months. Afterall me no hab money lakka transport board.

        • Hey, leave Pringle alone. He’s the best they got. After Harold, Pringle will be the Political Leader. He might not be in Parliament any more, but he’ll be the Political Leader. Again, he’s the best they got. Leave him alone!!!

  8. tenman
    March 13, 2022 At 10:24 pm
    Revenue from the consumption tax, which is levied on fuel, is estimated at $34,022,425 in 2014. This assumes that the international price per barrel of oil will average between US$90 and US$100 in 2014匈f the full pass-through were implemented, the
    price for gasoline at the pump would have increased from $14.99 to $16.10. This price
    includes the subsidies for bus drivers and gas station dealer see Harold Lovell 2014 Budget statement

    This is the same man when FM who reminded persons that the consumption tax (fuel) is used to pay for things like chalk, help pay teachers etc? The same man who argued during his last year in office that Antiguans were not paying enough taxes and he referenced the tax to the GDP numbers as being below the regional average. The same man when in office and the price at the pump was 14.99 per gallon and his budget statement listed the price for crude at around 100 a barrel, pointed out they made about 2.10 per gallon in consumption tax. Currently the price per barrel is near 110 per barrel. We no longer need to pay teachers and get them supplies?

  9. Question every word Harry says. He’s a political animal and will say anything to get elected. He knows he is on the way out, and his political career is almost over. His record while in office is well known, and we simply can’t trust him again. I think he means well but he has no charisma, and his leadership skills need some tuning up. UPP will improve their status when the new political leader is elected and Harry is sent off into retirement. He needs some time to himself. I like the guy personally, but he’s just not PM material.

  10. Why does Politicians thinks that theirs followers are idiots? I guess some of the fools will believe Harry baboonery. Just say anything thats comes from your rear end to gain power knowing fully well it not going to happen. Nothing is worse than a person especially a (Politrickian) who just lie and lie. Harry you are the best and the number one king of fairy tales.when you are honest and forthright with people you will find yourself in a better place. Dont mislead people with your lies.

  11. yes Harold Lovell you will also turn the WADADLI POWER CANT and East Bus Station CANT PARK into gold.

    You are behaving more and more desperate by the minute!

    • The better question is this: When the PM FORGETS to take his medication, he chats so much more crap.
      Case in point: No sane person would boast about their wealth.

      • he does NOT boast abour his wealth. He RESPONDS to the rumours and innuendos and the aspersions cast by the UPP so that the people can know that he was creating wealth BEFORE his entry into politics, so there is no need for him to steal govt money.

        *Note the difference little brain anna banana

  12. KING LYADD LOVELL LIMPY JOE IMF ROMANTIC RHYTHMS WADADLI POWER CAN’T ABST HOTEL RIPOFF what is that famous quote of yours?

    “The easiest thing to do while your in opposition is to criticize….opposition is a batsman paradise…”

  13. 不不不不不不不不不不 A&B future PM has spoken he and he alone will solve no only A&B problems but the entire world. Hell maybe he can even resolve the war between Russia and Ukraine 不不不不不不 and bring about world peace Harry is a miracle worker

  14. Well, Gaston this is for you. The persons you are paying on this stream to blog are so transparent.

    Let me call them out

    smh, is hmmm who is Mmmm who is well well well who is Really, who is you can’t be serious.

    Please tell them to be more creative

    • Get your facts straight honey不不不不 I am me and me alone. You must be so lonely and desperately in needs of friends you come to ANR comments section to get the attention you lacking. You should leave your husband or boyfriend and go fully persuade Gaston Browne cause he is clearly your high school girl crush. Nice try though Annie不不不不不不

      • she nak she head on the de-commissioned wdadli power plant that Lovell bought without parliamentary approval.

        Thth’s why she behaving like a looney toon.

  15. Please ask Harold Lovell which finance minister in Antigua introduced the price pass-through mechanism where local prices are determined by the price of oil on the world market.

    Now, this same Lovell is trying to convince the populace that a government led by him will not rise fuel cost?

    This man is a complete charlatan and an imposter of grand proportions! Actually, no! Harold Lovell is a scoundrel and a scallywag!

    • EXACTLY!! Tell that to “anna salome” who is stupid enough to believe these recycled lies by Harold LoveLIE.

      the Worst Finance Minister is clutching at straws as he sinks further and further into the cesspool.

      • Gaston BROWNE had two billion dollars from the CIP. Whey di money gorn
        oh, on the ghost cemetery, on the no-fly Barbuda airlines, on the invisible cement plant, on the charity in POINTE.

        Gaston could not even manage a sweetie shop.
        The worst Prime Minister ever!

        Now he going to raise the price of gas!

        GASSTON GO TO HELL

        • HELL? no little anna. That is where CONVICTED PEDOPHILE IAN MAGIC HUGHES will end up if he does not repent and stop the sexual perversion. Putting him front and center of the UPP campaign is a TERRIBLE idea!

  16. How many times does this guy have to be kicked to the curb before he calls it quits. He’s a reject, a defeated candidate over and over again. Get somebody new in there. Even Jamal would be a step up. Let the young people take over.

  17. Amazing how some of us think that when Harold speaks his is not being truthful but when PM speaks its gospel who is talking crap. The fact is that the Government had an opportunity to show some compassion when price on the world market was rock bottom, and they did not. We could have been paying for the better part of 4 years $10 per gallon but they did not see it fit to pass it on to us. but all of a sudden we have to understand.

    Do we really understand what is going to be the knock on effect of rise in fuel cost everything will increase, food, energy transportation, construction everything some by minimal percentage and some are going to be exorbitant.

    Watch out to see your electricity bill goes up but don’t worry Gaston does not pay that, watch your food bill go up but don’t worry the tax payers pays that for him too, watch your cost at the pump go up but don’t worry he pull into government motor depo and fills his tank, cost for transportation don’t worry dem drive government car, and cost to construct your house to build don’t worry we the tax payers paying him $10,000 to live in his mother in laws house. You see he does not have the problem we all will have shortly, with this cost increase.

    You see the price will not affect any member of the cabinet because we paying it for them, so don’t worry we can argue about the little we have being given and loose focus on the bigger picture, this is not a Lovell or Gaston problem it’s a common sense problem and we are the fools.

    • @Winston Henry a.k.a FLED THE SCENE, you still running away and hiding from Meego Man when its time to pay up? Are u still married?

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