Letter to Sir Robin Yearwood
Dear Sir Robin,
Please first of all be aware that removing you from the Cabinet seems to be the objective of a nefarious move of those who select, and reject, and appoint, and disappoint.
Clearly everyone knows that you do not micromanage your Ministries, and you take advice from your technicians, especially in APUA, and to the detriment of another part of your portfolio.
That is no reason for your leader to publicly condemn APUA Managers and put you on the back bench.
I have appointed myself, to speak on your behalf, and I wish to agree with you to seriously not consider going on the back bench.
First of all at your age being forced to sit through boring or pompous speeches encourages sleep, then your photo, sleeping, will be sent around social media by those same people who put you there.
Then again, as CEO of the biggest employment and skill sector on island, APUA, what exactly are they saying to you: “come and work you butt to the grind doing what you always do, but no Ministry for you.’
Those guys don’t realize that is policy the Minister hands down that is implemented? So the Minister, who is most ignorant on matters APUA, hands down bad policy for the CEO to implement? That is how the proposed fight will begin.
APUA is too important and in need of a new injection of energy to be put in the hands of a novice who has not operated in an active Ministry over eight years. So, the former Minister is expected to work his aging self as a CEO in order for the current Minister look good.
Clearly Sir Robin, you no longer find favor with your leader and the rest of his party, but you have a responsibility to the people of St. Phillips North who voted for you.
They say this back bench appointment and CEO to the APUA Minister is a slap in the face of the people of St. Phillips North, especially as it has already been announced it is your last term.
The construct of a Utilities Ministry for Sir Robin could have had assistance with two Ministers of State brought through the Senate.
Having set systems in place for the imminent send-off of the longest serving Minister, and ABLP politician, Sir Robin Yearwood should then sent off with gratitude and respect by the Government he has served for over 40 years.
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GO AND FIX FACTORY ROAD. IT IS CREATUNG SERIOUS BOTTLE NECK ESPECIALLY WHAT WAS DUG CLOSE TO THE ROUND ABOUT BY SPROGOOS.
WE NEED A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE. THIS GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ROAD USERS.
Can Robin step across the isle bring one more smaddy with him and leave Gassy Dictator Browne high and dry. That’s possible! Isn’t it? How about 5 of them vote no confidence and boot him on his behind. We need action😀
Simply put, Robin Yearwood is being used as the sacrificial lamb for Gaston Browne’s incompetence regarding the implementation of the island wide water system.
Look at the Prime Minister’s treatment of Robin Yearwood, yet – and arguably – and just as important he keeps the Head of the Immigration Department in place … go figure?!
Can Mr Pringle correctly pronounce the word R-O-B-I-N??
I would suggest that Mr Pringle take oratorical classes. As the leader of the opposition, he is expected to speak on many occasions and on many topics.
When he asked to speak, he will be representing the people. The connotation by outsiders will be “Antiguan are uneducated”. Please help him.
I would rather be honest and upright and as the good book says, a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
You cannot take land (like lanny bozo) and riches to the grave. The only thing that you can take over yonder is a good character, which ALL ABLP POLITICIANS, SUPPORTERS AND MINIONS LACK.
Pringle is an honest and upright statesman. PEOPLE LOVE HIM, SO NO MATTER HOW HE CANNOT READ NOR WRITE AS YOU MAY SAY: HE IS MUCH MORE LOVED THAN GASTON AND MUCH LOVED BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT NATION. SO GIMME DUNCE PRINGLE ANYDAY OVER CORRUPT GASTON AND THE ABLP AND SORE-FOOT TANNY ROSE.
@ Sad But True
The fact that you are supporting Gaston Browne and the ABLP have already convinced outsiders that antiguans are uneducated and antigua is a cartoon country.
So, don’t blame Pringle!
You are off topic.Stick to the letter at hand and see how best you can assist in saving the ABLP.
Is this the subject at hand? You have always been bitter and more so now.
@ Sad but true, seeing that your reply doesn’t relate to the topic at hand, may I ask that you engage the services of your better half to assist Mr. Pringle? AND, seeing that he’s living rent free in your head, you can give your better half a list of Mr. Pringle’s weak areas. Not having a perfect command of the English language or being a crass, confolluted crook, ask the Antiguan people who they would prefer as a leader. The name of Antigua has been sullied laaaaang before the black prince was baaan. His English should be the least of the world’s concern. Some people are using up air that can be beneficial to others. S.T.M.A
Absolutely 💯 correct!!!
Chupes chupes and even more chips. This is getting old now. What most of you “woke” folks seems to not understand is there MUST BE A BACK BENCHER COMING FROM THE PARTY WITH THE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE. THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. ITS IN THE LAW!!!! SOMEONE GOTTA DO IT. Seems like these media houses don’t want the election to end because they are making a killing from all the internet ads. Cha man time to move on!!!!
I was about to make this very point! Thank you very much for getting there first.
There may very well be some ‘kind of niss’ behind the leader’s decision to appoint Sir Robin as Deputy Speaker, but that does not change the fact that this is a CRITICAL ROLE OF ANY GOVERNMENT, which must be filled by an ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE, and he is obviously the better candidate for the role as he looks to transition into retirement: he is, after all, the eldest of the senior parliamentary representatives, and the narrow margin of victory does not leave the PM with many options.
However, despite the general belief of today’s ‘young people’, older people are not just relics to be cast aside: I daresay, many times ‘older people’ are more useful on their own, than 10 ‘young people’ put together.
There certainly is need for balance, and this situation presents an excellent opportunity to implement/execute a proper succession plan for the country/government as a whole, and the St. Phillip’s North constituency in particular.
I sincerely hope that Sir Robin WILL NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE ‘OPPOSITION SYMPATHISERS’ MASQUERADING AS HIS SUPPORTERS, or supporters of his previous work and tenure. These are the same people who were referring to him as ‘geriatric’, and calling for him to step aside from politics, prior to the election.
The election is over and done: it is time to move forward with the governance of the country! Whether our party won or lost, THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR. As citizens, it is well past time for us to move beyond tearing down the government (and by extension Antigua & Barbuda 🇦🇬), because the ruling party is not the party that we support.
At the end of the day, only Antigua & Barbuda loses.
Members of the Opposition, UPP & DNA now, but ABLP & WHICHEVER next time, here’s something to keep in mind: when we go so far down the gutter and sully the name of Antigua & Barbuda, in our bid to win elections and denigrate the sitting government, the mud we sling no longer just sits at home in Antigua & Barbuda. In the blink of an eye, it is slung far and wide GLOBALLY. It finds it’s way into international arenas and repercussions infiltrates and affects our daily existence far more than we seem to realize.
Mind you, I am not saying that we should not speak out against things which are illegal, immoral, or plain old wrong in the country; that we should not hold our elected and appointed officials accountable, nor hold their feet to the fire. What I am positing is that we will be ever mindful that we DO NOT just exist in our own small island; that as opposition we just MIGHT WIN THE CAMPAIGN TO GOVERN THE SAME COUNTRY WHICH WE SO WILLINGLY AND DILIGENTLY SULLIED in the name of electioneering and politicking!!
Sir Robin, do not be afraid to embrace the role of Deputy Speaker!
Share your experience and counsel with your colleagues and successors. BE THE BIGGER MAN!
You have NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! You have served your constituents well, as attested in that you have remained undefeated all these decades!!!
BIG UP YOURSELF SIR ROBIN YEARWOOD!!
You should’ve been writing articles like this one since the imposition of Space Research all the way up to the latest allegation of the ‘Antigua Airways’ human trafficking.
Where have you been hiding @ Chupes?
Woke has been adapted by the right-wing media types and Caucasians to try and undermine those people of colour, who are in the main critical thinkers, and look into the historical crimes, murders and misdemeanours by the ancestors of these same said people.
Stop with your herd mentality and think for yourself – unless you are also a Caucasian with a gruesome past?
IF CRITICAL THINKERS ARE WOKE THEN COUNT ME IN … 🤜🤛
* with a gruesome ANCESTRAL past?
I suggest to you go and read the REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE’S ACT and AND THE PARLIAMENT ACT and you will see it clear as day THERE MUST BE A BACK BENCHER FROM THE RULING PARTY!! WHAT CRITICAL THINKING ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHEN ITS THE LAW!!!! IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!
Dean Jonas was a back bencher 2014-218
Londell Benjamin was a back bencher 2018-2023
Chandler Codrington was a back bencher 2009-2014.
You people getting lame making a mountain out of a mold hill and looking for every reason to continue silly season. Its said and done time to move on!!!
I note with interest that you could not or would not respond to me about your original comment about people being “Woke”.
Don’t throw words that you do not understand the real UNDERMINING meaning for its current use … NOW YOU CAN MOVE ON @CHUPES.
And you are an IDIOT!!!!!! Writing all this nonsensecial essay trying to come off as an intelligence person when you clearing don’t know jack sh** about how the LAW of the land works around here. Now do God bless you have a good day because unlike you I have a life outside of Antigua News Room!!!!
Oh dear Chupes,
Remember, it is wisest to keep one’s mouth shut.
A no wantin’ tongue mek cattle can’t talk … 😁
Does the A.P.U.A. present Act support an “Executive Chairman”?
If Robin is made the C.E.O. does that mean that the General Manager position is eliminated?
Gaston Browne, you are a CLOWN.
To the St. Phillip’s North electorates who voted for Sir Robin, Gaston Browne has bent you all over and dealt with you all and he did not even use any grease. Are you stupid a r**s.
To the St. Phillip’s North Labour Party Branch, Gaston Browne has something special in store for you all. You all think you all treachery to Sir Robin is not known? Just a matter of time.
Sir Yearwood should remember how he was unceremoniously removed as opposition leader by the Top Dawg during the period 2004 -2009. He was stabbed in the back by the Love.
Robin Yearwood should not have run in the last election given his age. Gaston propped him up just as he did Lester Bird after he had a stroke to win the seat. Yearwood is not capable to be deputy speaker. He should retire from parliament.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT! Sir Robin BEAT the pick-up-corn unemployed villager lol lol lol. Imagine “red dead” so a DEAD beat the living lol lol lol. UPP SARL!
The Country knew this so why put him back there to win.
Respect for 40 years of service does not mean relegated to a job that you do not want! There must be a backbencher for the Deputy Speaker but we say send Maria she need to learn and she come to the table last. Or Molwyn who more dotish than Robin.
Sir Robin Yearwood.
They did you dirty, just like Asot Michael.
You’re one to see the ALP Stand, crumble and fall.
They’re ungrateful, wicked, and selfish.
The people are still suffering struggling, and unemployed.
Antigua is going from bad to worse.
Whoever doesn’t see this is 🎶singing for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner, not caring a hoot about their fellow men, women, and children.
“GOD, HELP US ALL!”
All this is just for party and not country. Gaston is the right leader for this country at this moment in time. I don’t agree with how he say things sometimes , but he made the tough decisions when it is needed. Put some of us who seem to know somuch to run this country and we would fail miserable. I am glad we have more on the opposition side now in parliament we will see if they defend country or part’ but we already it is about party. Some people would glad to see the country fail so the party they back get into power sad but true. But until that happens Gaston is the prime minister and so far he is doing a good job. So times we don’t know what we have until we lose it. Surely we would not want Antigua come like Hati, given thank for what we have.
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