Isaac says ‘African’ concert is meant as a political distraction, while Watts notes PM’s nod to reference of another five years

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Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) D.Gisele Isaac says she is tired of the Antigua Labour Party’s use of entertainment as a distraction, especially for the young people.

While the Browne Administration is endorsing a December 17 concert featuring a Nigerian recording artiste, Isaac notes that the country’s roads are in a deplorable condition and Social Security pensioners are still waiting to be paid for October.

On Wednesday, November 16, the Cabinet reportedly held preliminary discussions on this concert, in which it claims it has no financial involvement.

“Despite the presence of government officials at the launch, there is no financial liability on the part of the Ministry of Tourism or the Ministry of Creative Industries,” this week’s Cabinet Notes claim.

Since May 2022, the Notes add, the Ministry of Creative Industries has endorsed 147 such events, without providing financial support to any.

“If that is the case, then why is this concert a matter for Cabinet discussion?” Isaac asks REAL News. “I certainly don’t remember the Cabinet making any similar statement about the other 147,” she says, “and I think they ‘doth protest too much.’”

Further, Isaac notes that the staging of lavish concerts is not indicative of good governance, especially in this period of economic struggle for so many residents.

In the meantime, Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the UPP Candidate for St. George, says he is appalled that Prime Minister Gaston Browne would endorse a Facebook comment saying he would be given another five-year term for bringing the African artiste here.

Watts also addressed the likely price tag for bringing this entertainer to Antigua and Barbuda.

Meanwhile, many people are voicing curiosity about the promoters of the event – Fete Kingdom – which appears to be unknown to most locals.

Watts says he has heard the organization is about a year old, although it surfaced only a month or so ago; and he implies that some politically connected persons might be behind it.

On a different note, altogether, the Cabinet says it has made arrangements for the Annual National Service of Thanksgiving to be held on the first Sunday of the New Year, January 1, 2023. source: REAL NEWS

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17 COMMENTS

  1. I listened to the #UPPNEARGA FOLLY that took place last night. Can anyone of you #UPPNEARGA honestly say you are convinced by these pie in the sky policies. One man who was clearly reading from a script and who either can’t really read or was probably befuddled with what was before him states UPP will build an Olympic styled village around the stadium. Do you #UPPNEARGA are really convinced by these things?

    • @Just Saying

      Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn and Gladys Potter EMPTY HEAD, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ICECREAM SCOOPER 🍦 🍦 🍨 both read from their scripts written by the 💄 🐖

      Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn is yet to deny allegations of PISS POOR PERFORMANCE REVIEWS AT THE BANK.

      Gladys Potter EMPTY HEAD even though COACHED BY MISS KNIGHT, TRIPPED OVER the question about FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

  2. This Lady is an OPPORTUNIST. GISEL ISAAC is AGAINST the University. Now the University is striving. She misses all 5 Paychecks.

    FRANZ Defreitas , when will you pull out of the Candidacy race. Whe shall expose more of your CROOKISH accomplishments this weekend on POINTE FM .
    We shall talk about the missing COLLECTION plate.
    FRANZ , You are CROOKISH.
    Also Franz have you given up your U.S.A Citizen.

    • @ BIM

      She is an opportunist because she made you, GASTON, MICHAEL BROWN, ABLP, DEAN JONAS HAFFU PAY OUT OVER $3,500,000 of tax payers money to try and bring her down AND PAY LEGAL FEES. U EVIL WICKED ABLP EVIL DOERS

      AR U JUST BITTER. JUST LAKA JOANNE AND THE DNA

  3. Can a real journalist please go to the intellectual property and confirm the registration date of the business…

    We can resume discussions after that based on facts…

  4. They think we sch-sch-stupid?! It is sooo glaringly obvious that the alp is behind this concert. They might as well just come out and say so. How can they find half a million US dollars but can’t pay pensioners, jolly beach workers, liat workers, fix the poor excuse of a health care system, pay the nurses and myriad number of government workers bawling out for their monies, etc. Nonsense!

  5. @Bim, SBSTB & Just Saying, why don’t you ask how these ministers got their millions? That is what you need to study. While you TRY to criticize Pearl Quinn and Mrs Potter, please be aware that they have 4 times the experience of Maria, so please be fair. Such hypocrites, smh!

  6. ICECREAM SCOOPER 🍦 🍨 just might come in handy for scooping up DEAD DARG off de road. Pringle and she can partner up.

  7. soon there will be no more “Isaac says” when upp lose
    After next election, the party will hold a postmortem to assess its hatrick DEFEAT
    re-brand, regroup, get rid of ELITIST ELEMENTS like Isaac et al
    select a new “leader” using a FAIR PROCESS (no double voting like what lovell did)
    Tradewind gang?

  8. @ Sad But True THIS: three miliion, five hundred thousand times: 3,500,0000 SHE MEK GASTON AND DEM HAFFU PAY SHE LEGAL FEES AND LOSE DE CASE.

    DON’T BE BITTER MINIONS, I KNOW IT IS SO PAINFUL AND DRAMATIC FOR YOU GUYS, BUT U ONLY GOT UR SPITEFUL SELVES TO BLAME….IT COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO NICER PEOPLE THAN THE WICKED ABLP PEOPLE.
    MAYBE U CUD ASK JOANNE FOR HER ANGOSTURA BITTERS, COZ ALL OF U NEED IT WID THE TSUNAMI THATS COMING.
    ANTIGUANS FED TOTALLY UP

  9. @Bim & TB, so you admit that Mrs Potter, who is also a farmer by the way, has much more experience than the current Minister of Lands. So glad we are all on the same page. We need to be fair in this country.

  10. The joke senator of a different hue has been on rumshop radio promoting this show for weeks, in steady of making sure the chif store his father left him don’t run down any further.

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