LETTER: Can Cabinet discuss these matters?

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Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda as of Feb 2022

Dear ANR,

As a young Antiguan living here in this country I would like to say I am tired. I know there are many more citizens who share the same sentiments but they are afraid of sharing their views. As you know, people usually get abused for speaking out in this country (August 8 2021).

In short, Antigua is going to the dogs as scrap food with the way this country is running. Food prices are on a steady rise and it is so obvious. Every time you go shopping a few dollars gone on to the previous price of basic needs. Fuel is still high, no water, constant electricity outages. When will this stop? All of these increases with the same pay rates.

Since the cabinet has the most to say about wallings. Can they please take the time to discuss the failure of social security? That is what they were hired to do! Social security is extorting people of their money weekly and when it is time to get benefits you hear about backlog, system down, short of staff, and no money since we just coming out of a pandemic and hardly anyone was working.

Why do people have claims outstanding from since last April, May and June? What happened to the monies paid into the scheme by the hard working citizens of this country? Then there might be those who say, don’t depend on social security, find other streams of income, how can you tell people this after they paid money into something that IS supposed to benefit them when they’re in NEED? That is like you paying medical insurance and when you’re sick the insurance company tells you don’t depend on them, deal with your medical bills.

Why can’t we get proper health care? Why is it what you have to sit hours in an emergency room with your sick child? Why is it that you are being told that there isn’t any pediatrician on duty? Why was the minister of health knighted when he has not done his job?

On the matter of roads in this country, why is the road by Turners not fixed yet? It has been forever! How can we continue to boast about being a tourist destination when the infrastructure in this country is so dilapidated ? Imagine returning guests who were here last year coming back in a new tourist season and that road by Turners is still a mess. When will it be fixed?

This is not about politics, this is a concerned citizen’s cry.

I need answers!

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Exactly..
    How about when you return to antigua after living abroad and you see places like grays farm and ottos and golden Grove looks Exactly the same like you left it.
    Something is definitely wrong!!

  2. On the positive side @ concerned citizen.

    Yes, things are dire in the country at the moment and are getting worse, however, Antiguans have a WONDERFUL opportunity to kick this SELF-ENRICHMENT government out of office at the next General Election – always remember my fellow citizens it’s in our hands!

    WE MUST LOSE OUT ON THIS LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY … A THIRD TERM WILL FINISH THE COUNTRY!

    I’m still going to invest in the country that I love whoever wins, but I would prefer if Gaston Browne and his cronies were out of office so that my investments improve the lives of fellow Antiguans instead of lining the pockets of the ABLP. Again!

    Respect to the CRITICAL THINKERS who have seen the light …

      • @ You cry cry baby you

        its not just BRIXTONION ALONE……..THE MAJORITY OF CITY WEST AND THE MAJORITY OF ALL ANTIGUANS. WE SUFFERING, LIFE HARD LIKE HELL, COST OF LIVING KILLING PEOPLE.
        ONLY THE MINIONS LIKE YOU SUCKING THE LIFE BLOOD OF ANTIGUANS.

        CONTINUE SINGING FOR YOUR SUPPER.
        GET RID A DEM

  3. Wait man! Antigua soon turn ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE as the PM promised us 8 years ago and then all of our problems will be solved and disappear overnight. Just give Uncle Gaston another 5 year term and you will see!! Antigua will become the new Singapore as Gaston promised with beautiful 5 lane highways and overpasses and endless fresh, clean water to bang dog! You will not have to worry about social security anymore as we will all be millionaires shixxing in high grass!! Just wait a little longer and vote for ALP and you will shortly be grateful to be living in the utopia Antigua will soon become thanks to Uncle Gaston. Just wait. Soon come. Praise be!!!

  4. This son of Mami_Wata and Papa_Elegba CHRISTened #Jumbee_Picknee at life’s #crossROAD of SWASTIKA & SQUARE says,

    A…the Headine grabbed me, so I began reading your thoughts. You opening paragraph, speaks volumes.

    B…before finish reading your “thoughts,” I scrolled to the bottom of the article, to see if you used a name or an alias. You used an alias, and I can understand why!

    C…to be honest, I didn’t finish reading your thoughts, before, I made this comment. Therefore, I didn’t fully grasp what you were saying. I will go back, after commenting and finish reading your thoughts.

    D…However, if We(and here I’ll share my given name of Vere Cornwall Edwards), again, if WE AS A PEOPLE who love 💕 Our Nation, for Nation’s sake(its flora and fauna) and not because, of political party affiliation(s), clubs, fraternal orders, sororities, etc, then WE MUST stand up, and not be fearful of speaking our truth.

    Again, my given name is Vere Cornwall Edwards family to the Severns, Ashe, Barthley, Brodie, Lake, Friday, Limerick, Browne, Wathley and whatever, they are attached to!

    We, as a Nation is at a #crossROAD, 💕🎿✝️❤️❌☦️☦️☠️⚔️🏛🙅🏾🏴‍☠️☠️☦️☠️☠️☦️☦️, one which I call SWASTIKA & SQUARE, and no political party, politicians, investors by themselves can point us in the right directions as we leave this #crossROAD.
    The truth of Our REALITY shall dictate this.

    Stand Firm! Stand Strong!

    Verse Cornwall Edwards…I love the name ‘Smood,’ since, they gave it to me at AGS and AGHS in the 1970’s.
    The “Ras” got added, as I Veered, Ventured and navigated from SWASTIKA & SQUARE, through life!

    Now, Back to your thoughts.

    RASpect…

  5. Concerned citizen’s cry. If this is not politics then what it is? The UPP ran this country threw the gutters of this county, did you write a letter then? Now, is the Government the cause of high food cost and gas prices. You have Said a mouthful why didn’t you incourage Lovell and the UPP to fix all the above mentioned when they were in Government for 10 years, I wonder. Likkle gal if you don’t have anything proper to do, get a basin and go wash you underwear.

    • you must be getting your pocket lined by Gaston and his peeps hense the reason you stand up for them, but we ss full blown Antiguans not half ass Antiguan feel the pince since our fore fathers toiled sweat and tears for is to live better so csrt you backside

    • @ You cry cry baby you

      LIFE HARD LIKE HELL, COST OF LIVING KILLING PEOPLE.
      ONLY THE MINIONS LIKE YOU SUCKING THE LIFE BLOOD OF ANTIGUANS.
      HIGH GAS PRICES, GOUGING THE NATION AS THEIR ECONOMIC POLICIES TURN UPSIDE DOWN. GASTON AND ABLP DO NOT CARE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE. THEY ARE ELITIST.
      ANTIGUANS HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO HARD SINCE ADULT SUFFERAGE- THE WORST GOVERNMENT AND PRIME MINISTER IN THE HISTORY OF ANTIGUA

      CONTINUE SINGING FOR YOUR SUPPER.
      GET RID A DEM

    • Stop living in the past @ cry baby, and stay relevant to the 2 terms in office of the ABLP.

      Using your same political argument about UPP’s past, do people like me go for a ‘slam dunk’ 🏀 over Lester Bird’s time in office?

      Just admit that Gaston Browne should have done a lot better after 8 long years …

  6. The CABINET, and ALL of the Ruling Arms of this system, the one and same controlled by the Church treats its CITIZENS the same way the Churches would treat children out of wedlock.
    They treat the People like BASTARDS.

  7. By recent INACCURATE calculations based on these cabinet members self-enrichment schemes – and roughly – to date, they must be worth around 15,000,000 million Dollars in total.

    Enough to pay our pensioners, complete complete the car park in town, and repay outstanding wages and overtime to Antiguan workers, and a raft of other outstanding payments.

    A third term in office and they’ll likely become billionaires …

  8. Just fix the damn water. It’s been months of back and forth. Labour had all of the answers when they were trying to get elected. They are a BIG FAILURE. They need to admit it. We voting them out. Tired a dem. Get rid ah dem!

  9. Since when we need a pediatrician to see a child. General medicine include child and adult care, pregnant with newborn care and areas of surgery
    Please give me an aspirin so I can …. “Drink aspirin and mine my business”
    (Again we trying to run an American style hospital in a 3rd world country with no revenue generation!)

  10. This is what ALL politicians do… Make big promises that they rarely deliver on. We need to STOP electing PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS. This slimy class of elite’s are nothing more than PARASITES bleeding the life out of all of us.

    Party politics is just a DIVIDE AND CONQUER tactic to pit the people against each other, making it easier for them to control and dominate us. Stop thinking in terms of RED and BLUE. Instead, vote for individuals that you can hold accountable for their actions or lack of action.

  11. Great letter!
    ALP is morally corrupt and have no integrity whatsoever. Just look at that group, tells you a lot. Stick a few we’ll know attorneys in the mix and you’ll have the perfect crime family.
    THEY WILL NOT GET MY VOTE OR THAT OF MY VERY LARGE EXTENDED FAMILY.

    • “Stick a few well known attorneys in the mix and you’ll have the perfect crime family …”

      I like the cut of your gib @ Antiguan Granda … BRAVO 👏

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