Information Minister Says An Extension To The State Of Emergency Is Likely

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The State of Emergency and hours of curfew are likely to be extended when they expire at the end of July, according to Information Minister Melford Nicholas.

Speaking at the July 9 post-Cabinet press briefing, Nicholas said the the matter was not addressed at the level of the Executive this week, but will feature in future discussions.

Nicholas says an extension of the State of Emergency would be required in this period of enhanced risk and with the country’s borders being open.

To facilitate the extension, the Minister says that a Motion will have to be moved in Parliament, since the mandate given to the Cabinet expires at the end of the month.

The country’s confirmed cases of the virus have quickly climbed to 73. Should there be a further spike, some stringent measures would have to be taken, Nicholas says.

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  1. I am tired of this long down.
    Lord extention of state of emergency again wow. People need work we have no money to buy food and pay bills. I cant apua up to now come on prime minister Browne please am begging you put people back out to work we have no money hungry.
    Lets encourage our nationals to follow the protocol but please end that state of emergency.

  2. LMAO.
    “The country’s confirmed cases of the virus have quickly climbed to 73. Should there be a further spike, some stringent measures would have to be taken, Nicholas says.”
    REALLY?! This is a disturbing place to live. Covid is exposing it all. But we need to get serious before people start dropping like flies.

  3. This is no surprise. The misleaders opened the boarders and apparently didn’t expect this to happen. What a joke.

  4. STATE OF EMERGENCY COULD BE EXTENDED.TO KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE PEOPLE.THIS IS BECOMING TO BE RIDICULOUS.I SEE IT AN ABUSE OF A POWER GIVEN TO THIS ADMINISTRATION.WHAT IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED BY THE PEOPLE,FOR THE PEOPLE IN THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY.ONLY THE ADMINISTRATION AND MILITARY HAVE ALL OF THE POWERS IN THE NATION.THEY WOULD GO TO PARLIAMENT AND PASS ALL LAWS ON THE GUISE OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY.PEOPLE STAND UP LIKE IN 1968.TAKE YOUR DAMN COUNTRY BACK FROM THEM POLITICIANS INNA ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.STATE OF EMERGENCY MY FOOT.

  5. Our future is in the hands of mad men. Tell me, what is the point of a “State of Emergency” if things are being done that defeat the purpose? No proper plan. No real foresight. No hindsight. Just greed-led madness.

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