Leadership Matters: LOVELL vs GASTON & JOANNE MASSIAH

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DEAR EDITOR:

As I continue to sit on the fence and watch the fierce rambling between the three political parties, I have decided to take a little time to compare the three leaders of each party that are now vying for political supremacy in our upcoming elections. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

Of course, I am sure one will agree that all three individuals, have some personal attributes in common.

1. They connect with the common man

2. They have strong personalities

3. They are educated

4. They can all articulate & present an argument very well; well enough to even sell ice to eskimos or sell water to a fish.

So then one may ask what is the unique difference between the three that would make one better than the other, as a leader.

For me, the leader’s track record & leadership style would be the critical components I would look at. It is my belief that these two factors will always attract the confidence of their followers.

Ofcourse, leadership is always a concern to me whenever it comes to the governance of a country. And even moreso, if that leader has had the experience to manage the affairs of a country through challenging times similar to captain of a ship who has navigated his vessel through rough seas to safety or like a captain of an aircraft who has managed to  fly his aircraft through serious turbulence to safe landing.

I will admit that I think that Ms. Joanne Massiah of DNA, has the potential to become a great leader. She’s very inspiring, she’s very defiant and she seems to be genuine and a woman of her words. However, for me, she has not proven herself  as yet that she has that vision to take a country to the next level. Her track record of been a former Agriculture minister did not emanate anything spectacular for her ministry

Mr. Lovell, on the other hand, always dresses & speaks like a true statesman. Such qualities would always be the right fit for a perfect leader. However, when we look back at his track record during his time in office as the finance minister and now as UPP’s leader, his performance is yet to be desired. As finance minister, his policies & plans proved to be a dismal failure thus causing the country to collapse and almost end up into a failed state.

Millions of dollars were wasted on incomplete projects such as the car park, the incomplete bathroom at Yasco & Golden Grove play field. He owed Sempcorp millions of dollars and worst of all, he placed the country into a suicidal IMF program thus causing workers to be laid off, teachers & policemen to leave the public service etc. His backstabbing character is also of great concern. He seems not to be a good team player.

Now, the poor caliber of his team going into this election speaks poorly of him & shows clearly that his presence is causing his party to implode. As a constituency representative his promises to build bridges etc proved futile  Clico clients are still suffering. Pensioners were promised an increase to $1000.00 yet nothing happened.

Unlike the other two leaders, Gaston Browne seems to have an unorthodox way of leadership. He is not as diplomatic as one would like him to be but his track record speaks for itself. He has demonstrated that he is very resolute and has a  vision that is second to none. He has taken this country from almost a failed state,  to a state that is now experiencing growth, in spite of the serious challenges the country has faced with Hurricane Irma & the Global Pandemic. He has rescued bank workers from losing their jobs. He has increased the workforce in the public sector. He has empowered almost every home with a higher level of education & a higher standard of living with cars & houses. He has caused LIAT to return to the skies.

During the pandemic, Antiguan Students in Cuba were rescued & no public worker got laid off. He has given first class representation on the international stage. He has rescued the Barbudans from the ravages of Hurricane Irma. He has made provision for the common man to have shares in WIOC. He also empowered Barbudans to own lands.  The list can go on. Presently, there is much confidence that Gaston will take us out of the water crisis. It only shows Leadership matters & Gaston Browne will be the best leader for this country!!

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28 COMMENTS

    • BULL S**T ARTICLE.

      FIT FOR THE DUMP HEAP.

      People in Antigua hungry hungry and you people behave as Antigua is heaven on earth. People can’t buy food, water nor gas and the prices keep rising with no relief being provided by THIS WICKED ABLP government and Gaston.
      LORD PLEASE DELIVER US WE PRAY

  1. Lovell Limpy Joe King Lyadd does NOT have a “strong personality” like the other 2.

    He is a whimp. A pushover. He cowered to butch to hold on to our ABST.

    He would’ve cowered to Scotiabank and our monies would now be in Republic bank of Trinidad

    He cowered to IMF

    He cowers to Gisele Isaac-Arrindell

    He is good at 3 things:

    1). Lying
    2). Wrecking the economy
    3). Badplaying people

  2. I noticed all the Gaston waste collectors had seemingly crawled back under the rock whence they came concerning the 31-40 acres of land that was STOLEN YES STOLEN AT 2 DOLLARS A SQ FT by Yearwood

    He maybe the best thing since slice bread for you but fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me .
    I tried getting a Govt land to buy and had to buy private and pay an arm and a leg .
    I was interested in a area of lands and was told jokingly not to even look in that direction because all of the land in distance that I’m looking at belongs to the Gaston .
    Putting a sitting Prime Minister wife as a cabinet Minister is conflict if interest in overdose.
    She is the first lady of the country and when he’s no longer in office then she could run for or challenge anyone for a seat.
    Research it ; Real estate is still the number one way to get rich
    Is it a coincidence that one of her portfolio is Lands.
    You have land you have wealth.
    Raping of the country continues……..

  3. Let the voters decide. People are convinced in and by their own consciences to elect the leader of their choosing. The vote count in each constituency will determine the next administration. I wish for Antigua and Barbuda what I choose for myself; Health, safety and prosperity.

  4. Dr. Error Cort
    Joanne Massiah

    Much better leaders than Lovell

  5. Gaston Browne & his administration is the best choice for Antigua. We are definitely in capable hands…He can sure take us from a ” new modern Antigua ” to an ” Economic Powerhouse. .

      • @Stand Tall aka ANNA SALOME aka Numbers Man

        Are you taller than the pupah tree on the 🐍26 ACRES of FARMing FOOL land????

    • Tell Gaston to clean up the nasty Antigua and then he can talk about economic power house. He can’t or won’t even pay black Antiguans what’s owing to them. He likes to fool people with big words so he can stay in power and continue to rape the country.

    • @ Bluddy Bloke, the only thing that I worry about with Gaston Browne (through my own business experience), is that he makes promises to people to draw you in , but his delivery never seems to be what it seems.

      You seem to be among the very few and fortunate in Antigua, that all his promises has worked out in your favour.

      SADLY, IT IS NOT LIKE THIS FOR THE MAJORITY OF ANTIGUANS …

  6. Who wrote this article trying to fool the people of this nation ? There are enough people reading who can see right through your motives. Not a bad effort to deceive but wheel and come again.

  7. Another dunce Gastonite Element who is extremely scared that the electorates are far more intelligent than 4+ years ago. So keep lying, dreaming and fooling readers by writing your stupid letters. We are very WOKE! We can’t be fooled. We voting HAROLD LOVELL AND THE ENTIRE REDEEM TEAM ON ELECTION DAY. We refuse to be stuck forever with this disrespectful and corrupt PM and his poodles. This time it’s about us. No other government must ever treat us the way that the Dawg has treated us or they to will be voted out of office. So stop writing those dunce letters in desperation. A change must come. ABLP doesn’t own us.

  8. The problem for the last 5 yrs is ANTIGUAN & VOTING EXPATS ..IS THAT THEY SIMPLY DNT VOTE ON ….ISSUES….THE VOTE COLOR.

    WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT PLAGUES YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD?….HOW IS YOUR LIVE & LIVELIHOOD.
    I BELIEVE EACH CONSTITUENCY NEEDS TO HAVE A LIBRARY …RECREATIONAL FACILITIES…COMMUNITY CENTRE…………… WHAT ABT AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS….there seems to be more cars in antigua than proper shoes….

    Young ppl 18 to 65 what do you need that will better your lives…STOP VOTING IF YOU DNT HAVE NO ISSUES OR REAL CONCERNS…. I KNOW ITS YOUR RIGHT ..YOUR FRANCHISE but if your jus VOTING to put MILLIONAIRES BACK IN POWER WHILE YOU AND UR PIKNEY MOUTH WHITE LIKE CHALK ……Dnt Vote!!!

  9. That has to be Anti foolroy wrote that article. Anybody who support the foolishness that is happening right now and say Gaston Labour Party is the best choice don’t love themselves, not even the great late Lester was in favour of what’s happening and the leadership style

    The writer stated that we went to IMF but I will like to know what is the difference of going to IMF which is one loan at a lower interest rate, whereas this administration is go to 10 different institution to burrow money ?
    A government that claims economic power house but workers are striking for money owed to them from since this administration get into power, and will still blame the former.
    To play the blame game is the tactics used to try and stay in power .

    If you think this leader care for you look at the track record, the enrichment schemes, this man is not for the people empowerment, if it were so people who are owed will be paid what they are owed.

    They find money for what they want to find money for, they will bring 10 Artist in it comes with a cost, those artist are paid.

    For those of you with the poor mentality,with your political generational selection it deprives the country from development.

    Make choices on issues not because of a prostitution mentality. “What you going to give me if I vote for you? and have to wait 5 more years again.

    Stop being a political prostitute. Change is good, leaders can get corrupt and believe they are untouchable

  10. Stop trying to fool people by talking about sitting on the fence. Everybody know Gaston is your hero. Gaston and the people surrounding him are extremely gifted at taking all the best lands that belong to Antiguans for $2 and $3 a square ft then tell Antiguans only certain lands available.
    You people keep talking about the unfinished car park when if you were not ignorant or pretending to be ignorant of the facts, you would know that the company UPP contracted to do the car park went bankrupt. UPP left government eight years ago, why hasn’t the current government finished it? The car park is not the previous government’s problem, but the present one.
    You people keep harping about Lovell and IMF in your attempt to discredit him. But you are either fools or hypocrites. Gaston paid off a less than 2% IMF loan and then borrow money at far higher interest rates. Who is the greater evil, the IMF or the Chinese. The Chinese like to take over airports and seaports when they don’t get their money. So pray the Chinese get their money or we will be like Sri Lanka. Antiguans had better wake up and get rid of a bunch of people who care about self enrichment only. I don’t care how dunce you think the opposition is. They just have to surround themselves with good advisors.

  11. FITZROY,NOMAD, TO NOT SIGNED LETTER.I SEE YOU ARE STILL SITTING ON THE FENCE. You did say you were on the fence. You are on Gaston’s Fence. Just hoping the spikes protruding from that fence do not dig you in your backsides,ouch.

  12. No mention of the water situation which he promised to fix after 14 days but instead has been mishandled. It’s been 8 years and the situation is 10x worse.

  13. Antigua People , all of you had the experience and knows what it was like under the upp rule calling Chavez at 1am for money to save the economy it is only when people are desperate that happens , IMF and being unable to pay , don’t let this happen to us again . Gaston Browne is a blessing for our County, think twice he saved many lives and livelihoods with the vaccine his leadership is all about love for his Country

  14. You must be living in fantasy I reject your contribution he is a blessing to him and his family and some of his close friends not the majority (wealth gotten by vanity will diminish). A leader that look out for himself could never be a blessing . Corruption is a cancer it disenfranchised people who are working honestly to make a living.

    Let us use our 5 senses when making decisions. We need a change that is the only way for development at times, get rid of complacency and corrupt leaders who don’t want to be accountable for their actions but just look to blame.

  15. Who ever wrote this article must be high on the “four trees and fifteen grams”. Under Harold Lovell pensioners and government workers weren’t getting paid late and protesting every damn week. Under Gaston brown Antigua only have one fire truck, and the pipes always dry most of the day. When he done a talk bout “economic power”.

  16. I could never enter a POLLING booth and vote for PETER REDZ in St. Peter. These UPP Candidates this time around are AWFUL , UNEDUCATED , INEXPERIENCED and DUMB. UPP can definitely do better than insulting Antiguans with these Candidates.

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