Isaac believes Browne was relieved to call election date

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The United Progressive Party (UPP) is very optimistic about its chances of being elected as the next Administration of Antigua and Barbuda, said its Chairman, D. Gisele Isaac.

According to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who made the announcement on Monday night, the General Election is slated to take place in less than a month’s time, on January 18, 2023.

Isaac says that she and other citizens and residents breathed a sigh of relief, knowing – now – the date on which the polls will be held.  Many people are longing for a change, she notes, and it is finally in their grasp.

Isaac believes that PM Browne, himself, was also relieved to get the announcement over and done, since the country is in a lot of trouble at this time.

She says the economic strain over the past years has taken a toll on Browne, who is devoid of ideas to put the country back on a sustainable financial footing.

Hence, he has been copying the policies and programmes articulated by the UPP, including supporting small businesses.

Meanwhile, attorney-at-law Leon Chaku Symister opines that PM Browne had no other choice but to announce the election date, given the mounting pressure from all quarters of the society, including from persons serving time at His Majesty’s Prison.

Even the way in which the Antigua Labour Party candidates were launched shows it is not serious about governing the country, Symister says.

He notes that they were presented on an “entertainment” platform – instead of a setting in which the party’s plans to alleviate the current hardships could be put forward.

He notes, as well, that the Prime Minister chose to attack the UPP, rather than properly addressing the continued water woes; the rising cost of living; and how monies owed to scores of contractors would be paid.

SOURCE: Real News

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The 🐖 🐷 🐽 💄 that dictate to CA-CA-CAPA-SEE-TAH to pick she for his PAID Research Officer. Pringle shame on you for submitting to this bully. Why you didn’t choose someone from All Saints east and St. Luke instead???

  2. Of course Gassy had to call the General Election, he’d boxed himself into a corner with all his broken manifesto promises, and there was no way OUT.

    However, Gassy will be put OUT anyway on January 18th 2023.

    A NEW DAWN AND A NEW BEGINNING FOR MY BELOVED ANTIGUA 🇦🇬🇦🇬🇦🇬 ON THE 19TH … WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP!

  3. Jumbee_Picknee says…ABLP wins with a smaller majority, as the Ruling Arm of the Government!

    The Nation must have…
    1…#TERM LIMITS for PARLIAMENTARIANS(lower and upper houses)

    2…AUTOMATIC INDEPENDENT #FORENSIC AUDITING of ALL GOVERNMENT/public, public/private businesses which are managed by the Parliament. If it’s not ‘the law,’ it’s high time for the general public to demand such.

    3…#AUTOMATIC AUDITING of ALL ELECTED MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, after they are sworn in, and must be transparent with the public about business ventures which they are involved in. If you don’t want PUBLIC SCRUTINY, stay in the Private Sector.

    We want and we need serious governance, regardless, of who is the Ruling Arm of the Government.

  4. D.GISEL ISAAC and BRIXTONIAN should get married . I never see two Persons who have the same thought processes. Two clowns.

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