Locals feel unsafe, especially after double murders, despite assurances from Police and Administration, says UPP Chair

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D. Gisele

REAL NEWS-The people of Antigua and Barbuda are not feeling safe, especially after the murders of a Golden Grove couple on Wednesday, July 20, says the Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP), D. Gisele Isaac.

Isaac notes that while locals are experiencing a strong sense of insecurity, the Police Force has deployed six officers to the Regional Security Services (RSS) to assist another Caribbean country – St. Lucia – with its escalating crime rate.

She says, too, that Minister Lennox Weston recently boasted that his Administration has not sought outside assistance – such as the Royal Canadian Mounties – like the UPP did to help curb the crime situation. However, Isaac says, help is needed, and this view is being expressed by other nationals.

Isaac says that Antigua and Barbuda does not feel as safe as it once was; and at this time, as Carnival festivities are underway, the rise in crime will prevent persons from going out.

Ironically, Prime Minister Gaston Browne recently boasted in Parliament that crime is low.

However, only last weekend, the UPP St. George Candidate, Algernon “Serpent” Watts, commented that robberies, especially, are on the increase. However, he said, the Police appear to be downplaying the situation, because it might reflect on the Administration’s handling of the economy and the deepening poverty.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. It’s very interesting that there has been no Statement by the AG on the double murder. This is an uncommon occurrence and this place is getting scary. Too many guns on the streets. We need to get to the bottom of this ASAP.

  2. In UPP time in power – a woman was shot in the head high day-time at a store in Heritage Quey while a Cruise Ship was docked at the port tourist in town .. the shooter was never CAUGHT , no one was ever ARRESTED nor Question.
    A Police man Child was Slatered in Botanical Gardens and no one was ever Prosecuted for that crime..
    Over one weekend there was 4 separate drive by shooting all in daylight –
    Y’all think we forget?
    Not even talking about the Rapes that took place during UPP’S TIME – every 2 days

    • What is your point?? You labourites criticized the hell out of it then so is it ok now? Shouldnt anybody speak about it now? This Whataboutism is what is killing this country.

    • We have to seek to make antigua feel a bit safer. Unemployment, coupled with apathy to work, coupled with cannabis addiction has caused the mantra ‘staysafe’ used during covid, to continue regarding personal safety. We are really seeing a gloomy picture where those who dont have, mercilessly take from those who do. And social inequity continues mercilessly because of political affiliation. While everyone grapples with inflation, poor governance and the fallout (financial mental physical) of covid.

    • @ Slow or Fast

      You are a big pork. It should have been your son, daughter or wife who get run over by the well known DJ who love drive his red car. Up to now he don’t get charged. Continue run your chupit mouth.

    • So now we have ABLP and upp criime archive standoff? We can’t be so dunce in Antigua to be passing the buck on who did or did not solve a crime. The world over have cold cases on their books. THE POINT IS what is the word to the public from the police? Where is the outcry from the Minister responsible for security? Did you people not see that two people were MURDERED in 108sq mile country? WHAT NEXT ANTIGUA? WHAT NEXT?

  3. D.GISEL ISAAC, Where is your Husband ? These UPP Operatives DO NOT have Husbands or WIVES. SHAME.

    • AND YOU GUYS HAVE ALL THE MORALITY…YOU ARE COMING UP WITH ALL SORT OF ALLEGATIONS. YOU ARE SMELLING THE EVENTUALITY OF THE DEMISE OF THE ABLP….YOU ARE GRABBING, GRABBING EVERYTHING YOU RENEGADES CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON.
      WHEN IT IS TIME TO GO NOTHING WILL SAVE YOU, THE BIBLE SAYS SO, BECAUSE HE SETS UP KINGDOMS AND TAKE THEM DOWN.

      POOR THING

    • Samantha has a husband?
      Michael Browne has a husband?
      Gayle Christian have a husband?
      Mary Claire Hurst have a husband?

  4. Prophecy is being fulfilled
    The only help for antigua and barbuda is a tsunami. So get yourself an ark and save yourself. Meanwhile the entire world has lost compassion and lives just dont matter.
    The hearts of men are wicked, the crime is due to wickedness. Evil abounds.

  5. So when the Commissioner of Police was presenting his stats, I believe it was Monday on Darren show, he was lying? Well well well, what have we come to in this country to even call the COP a liar.
    But that aside, have we forgotten what the crime rate was during the UPP term in office? Need we go through memory lane for that. Girl shot in the head broad day light at Heritage Quay in a shop. The case was never solved. Many women were raped in their homes. Even Old woman got raped. And the list goes on and on and on. These UPP people need to stop pretending as if their term in office things were so good. If it was you guys and girls would have never been voted out so badly.

  6. Instead of the criminals going after the big criminals like the PM and AG, they going after innocent people. Hope they come to my place and try it. I am ready and willing to kill whoever comes on my property to harm anyone in the household or steal.

  7. Slow or Fast and at the sideline is the same person

    The crime rate has increased tremendously is a fact

    Increase in the use of marijuana with the youths (drugs and crimes have a relation)

    Increase in Kidnapping
    Death of customs officers (it have been a moment of silence people in authority ) which our country never seen before

    Forgery and it seem to be cover up from people in high places

    If gaston had said it you will agree and find some nonsensical statement to say and still blame the former administration.

    A dishonest blogger that only see red because you are getting something. Probably you are one of the ghost workers on 10 different boards so you are securing your job.
    UPP was great implemented alot of policies that everybody to achieve got a little complacent there second term but the
    ABLP is only about building wealth for themselves doing whatever it takes . It has been too much suffering, alot of suicide , too much vagrants in the city, it is the worst labour Party ever!

    Poor leadership run by greed and corruption why there is an escalation in crime.

  8. The country is overrun with foreign criminals, so what is the UPP doing to do about it? It makes no sense to bring in “help” if you continue to import a violent criminal underclass.

  9. It’s been for years the case that crime increases during festivities seasons such as Carnival and Christmas
    The police are not interest in politics an spreading lies
    They give you the stats just as they are. Who don’t want to believe them because of their own political agenda So be it. But don’t make assumptions that the police are lying. That’s so inappropriate and downright low

  10. The truth is the truth and we have some old clowns 🤡 training some young clowns 🤡 to be clowns

  11. We feel unsafe with this ABLB government. Some of these old farts need to resign and leave politics alone.

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