Is Cabinet against press freedom in Antigua and Barbuda?

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CABINET NOTES:

The Cabinet gave priority to completing a number of improvements at the Clarevue Mental Hospital in order to make patients and staff far more comfortable.

A certain newspaper in Antigua has chosen to report on its front page the shortcomings at Clarevue, completely disregarding other news that are of national importance.

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7 COMMENTS

    • Cabinet is not against freedom of the press as long as the press is in their favour and is in no way critical of the government.

  1. Whenever there has been a coup of any sort, the first thing they always do is take control of the radio stations. A society without a free press is not a free society. Besides, who decides what is of “national importance”? I lived in a particular socialist country for 6 years and I can tell you, never once was there a rape, murder, or traffic accident in the news. Everything was about some new thing the government was doing. An attack on the news media is an attack on our very intelligence. We’ve always complained that Antiguans don’t read. Now we start to read and react it’s a problem. Leave the news services alone!! Well done “certain newspaper in Antigua”

    • “We’ve always complained that Antiguans don’t read. Now we start to read and react it’s a problem”.

      Well said @ Free thinker, I couldn’t have put it better myself … 👏

      I also note that since the citizens of Antigua of woken up to the disparagies and self-enrichment of the ABLP government, letting them know we are not putting up with it anymore, the media outlets are now problematic.

      Earlier in the Year when the correspondence was virtually pro ABLP, I didn’t hear a pip squeak out of them about media bias.

      Gaston Browne and his government realise the mood of the country has DRASTICALLY changed.

      Knowing how he rolls, he’ll probably call the election by the March 2023 deadline, hoping for a better opportunity to call it …

  2. “The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy, the handicapped.”
    – Hubert Humphrey

    Is the government saying that the residents of clarevue are not important? This statement clarifies what the government deems as more important — and the issues and by extension the residents at clarevue are clearly not a priority over how the government LOOKS. Wow, just wow

  3. Son of Mami_Wata and Papa_Elegba CHRISTened #Jumbee_Picknee at life’s #crossROAD ✝️🏴‍☠️🎿❌☠️☦️☦️☦️of SWASTIKA & SQUARE says,

    A…what could be of more National interest, than the health and well being of the Nation’s citizens?

    B…they tried to correct a sanitation/health crisis at a Government ran facility, made it worst and the Cabinet wants the Media to sweep it under Mt. Michelle Oh-Bah-Ma?

    C…it’s high time for DNA, UPP and other Civic Groups to bring CLASS ACTION Lawsuits against the Ruling Arm of the Government for PPM – Piss Poor Management of the Peoples Assets!

    Jumbee_Picknee

  4. Whenever there has been a coup of any sort, the first thing they always do is take control of the radio stations. A society without a free press is not a free society. Besides, who decides what is of “national importance”? I lived in a particular socialist country for 6 years and I can tell you, never once was there a rape, murder, or traffic accident in the news. Everything was about some new thing the government was doing. An attack on the news media is an attack on our very intelligence. We’ve always complained that Antiguans don’t read. Now we start to read and react it’s a problem. Leave the news services alone!! Well done “certain newspaper in Antigua”

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