The Chairperson of the United Progressive Party (UPP) is condemning what she sees as an inappropriate move by Education Minister Daryll Matthew, whom she accuses of manipulating primary-school children.
D.Gisele Isaac’s criticism is echoed by other residents, who are concerned that Matthew’s name appears on the uniforms of a sports team – presumably as its sponsor.
In addition to bearing Matthew’s name, the uniform shirts carry a lighted torch, the school’s logo, which strongly resembles that of the Antigua Labour Party. The shirts are also red, which is the party’s colour.
Isaac sees Matthew’s self-promotional move as taking advantage of students who are believed to be as young as nine and 10 years old. When children are exposed to certain images, she explains, they are conditioned, subconsciously, to gravitate to these things.
Isaac says she is further offended by the shirts because of the poor quality of food being served to students via the School Meals Programme, over which Matthew, as Education Minister, presides.
The UPP Chairperson says that parents should stand up for their children and not allow these types of abuses by the authorities.
While some persons see nothing wrong with Matthew’s name and what resembles the Labour Party’s symbol on the uniforms, several parents tell REAL News they believe he is using the children to push his political agenda.
Others say the principal of the school dropped the ball and should be fired. However, one man believes the principal was not in the position to raise any objection since Matthew is her boss.
The school is also located in his constituency, St. John’s Rural South. (REAL NEWS)
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So she is/was ok with the basketball team BALDWIN Braves???
Ah dat!!!! me no even membah dah one dey!!!
WAS BALDWIN A SCHOOL TEAM? WASN’T BALDWIN BRAVES A VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY TEAM.
STRESS ON VOLUNTARY!
FOR A MINISTER TO EXPLOIT SCHOOL CHILDREN UNDER HIS CARE IS DIABOLICAL.
Children can’t vote!!!! Adults can.
Why are you people so dunce; is Baldwin Braves a government institution?
You dunce that basketball team are adults, the school children are all minors, but once you keep drinking red kool-aid, I expect you to see the difference.
Lol!! THAT’S A DAMN GOOD QUESTION? That’s who they are ” unscrupulous double standard persons ” They only high light situations to suit their convenience…. But UPP need to understand that ANTIGUANS has not forgotten the past….
Well if antigans have not forgotten the past, there is no way they will ever vote ALP but they have short memories.
With all the scandal from the 50’s 71, then 76 to 03, 2014 to now. That’s donkey years of scandals and mismanagement
DUNCIEBAT, you don’t know of Cuties Ovals at the same time? People like you are so blinded by these RED coat-wearing cult masters, I think what comes out of your mouth should be coming from another hole. But sing prostitute sing for your crumbs.
Our children aren’t political pawns, this subtle move by the ABLP is political pandering and this
interference doesn’t bode well for them at all.
Remove your name from the children’s Jerseys, and allow them to enjoy their childhood first without ANY POLITICAL INTERFERENCE … TAL!
Did u see the video with Gladys Potter “exploiting” a young half-dressed school girl without her parents consent?
Also remember ABLP, when jackass 🐴 smell corn 🌽 he gallops …
Interesting, to say the least. When the UPP was using government’s money to paint government buildings blue and yellow, left, right and center, D. Gisele Isaac had not a word to say. It was an obscenity to use government money in that manner but you sat in a high place with nothing to say. Oh, thou hypocrite!
Oh you remember one such building…the post office in particular. These people are such hypocrites you hear. Is a good thing we dont have short memory.
LIKE HOW THE CULTURE BUILDING IS PAINTED AN OBSCENE RED
You forget how at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadion they had all the chairs in their party colors Blue and Yellow. Only when the Labour Party came into office, they removed them and made the seat into colors of the National Flag.
and when you look at the last set of UPP billboards with the national flag in the background, they deliberately excluded the red from view. Bunch of DUMMIES!!!
DONT FORGET THE BLUE AND YELLOW PEPPLES ON THE SIDE WALKS IN TOWN .. HYPOCRITES INDEED.
LOVELL IS A SPENT FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Definition of a spent force
: someone who no longer has the power or influence he or she once had. He was once one of the most powerful men in the government, but now he’s largely a spent force.
WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT THE FIRES IN POINT ARE BEING DELIBERATELY SET.
SCHOOL CHILDREN SAY THAT A BIG DOG WANT TO CHASE OUT THE POOR BLACK PEOPLE.
YOUR OBSESSION IS TELLING! JOIN EHARMONY!
LOVELL IS A “SPENT FORCE”
Synonyms for ‘a spent force’: LOST CAUSE, also-ran, LAME DUCK, FAILURE, non-starter, LOSER, DEAD DUCK, quitter, second best, a HOUSE BUILT ON SAND.
SPENT FORCE – “A person, organization, or process which is NO LONGER INFLUENTIAL, EFFECTIVE, or robust”
The lexicon was just updated Lovell is also a Flushable Waste.
GASTON BROWNE DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE
His sell by date has expired.
SCHOOL CHILDREN WANT TO KNOW IF A FIRE IS PLANNED IN POINT THIS WEEKEND.
WORD ON THE STREET IS THE TOP DOG WANTS TO CLEAR THE AREA OF POOR BLACK PEOPLE BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.
EXPIRED AND FULL OF MAGGOTS. Finally will get TOSSED INTO THE GARBAGE by Melford Nicholas 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
FLUSHABLE WASTE indeed. One final flush down the SEPTIC TANK by Melford 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@Smh…yeap down that tank.
Stop using multiple pseudonym on hear, to spread you excrement and stick to one.
THE HOG with LIPSTICK just shut up. How is Mr. Arrindell ? CHUPTZ. CHUPTZ.
Mr. Arrindell done wake up and smell the coffee long time 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
IS THERE A FIRE PLANNED IN POINT THIS WEEKEND? PERHAPS WE SHOULD ASK THE TOP DOG?
Massiah further criticised the current UPP Political Leader, Harold Lovell, for his performance during his stint as minister of finance from 2009 and 2014.
Lewis and Lovell have been at loggerheads after Lewis ACCUSED LOVELL of re-entering the leadership raceAFTER HE NAMED HIM (Lewis) AS SUCCESSOR APPARENT.
Both Lovell and Lewis FAILED TO WIN THEIR SEAT in the 2018 general elections.
In an unexpected move Massiah told a press conference today, “UNDEMOCRATIC practices have unseeingly taken root within several branches resulting in some chairpersons callously flouting the party’s constitution and TRAMPLING ON THE RIGHTS of branch members.”
“Regrettably, as the weeks narrowed…it became more apparent as a consequence of the leadership race within the UPP, the party philosophy…upholding democratic practices, TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY, and accountability has been HIJACKED.”
NO MATTER HOW MANY NAMES YOU USE, AND HOW MANY TIMES YOU USE THEM, THE ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE THE SAME:
UPP 12 SEATS
ABLP 4 SEATS
BPM 1 SEAT
UPP WINS BY A LANDSLIDE
Around 11:00pm Spencer telephoned Browne and conceded defeat.
Crime, poverty and a drowning economy were the key factors that led to the defeat of the UPP.
Baldwin braves is a school team ? Cuties ovals is a school team ? The people say school team and are you dunce RH a talk about Baldwin braves .. learn to read to understand and not to reply .. can tell you done think.for yourselves.. dunce NF
“CRIME, POVERTY and a DROWNING ECONOMY were the key factors that led to the DEFEAT of the UPP.
Apparently the country’s economy NEVER RECOVERED from the 2008 global financial meltdown and BAD DECISIONS saw a shrinking private sector and the government sometimes had difficulty in paying public servants salaries.”
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