Lovell Knocks Global Ports Agreement Again

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Leader of UPP Harold Lovell (file photo).
The leader of the United Progressive Party Harold Lovell says Global Port has no significant benefits for Antigua and Barbuda.
The UPP leader is questioning the government’s decision when there are locals with the academic qualifications to manage the cruise ports.
“If you look at both administrations, the persons who have been selected to do the management have been political appointees. I believe we have persons in this country who have the requisite management skills and who are capable of managing our cruise facility.”
Lovell says the island has been involved in tourism more than half a century and thus has developed the expertise to manage its own tourism affairs.
“In Antigua and Barbuda, we have been doing tourism now for 50 odd years, probably 60 years. It is something we have developed some capacity for and we have individuals here who are capable of managing our port facilities.”
The appointment of political appointees could be one of the reasons issues have developed with the management of the cruise ship ports.
He says the Antiguan government is the only government with an agreement GPH that has entered a 100% share agreement with GPH.
The Gaston Browne administrations entered the partnership with GPH in November 2018.
Since the announcement of the partnership between the two, there have been much public outcry and protest actions from various sections of the island.
The group, faithful nationals have been holding protest actions in and around the capital to express objection to the agreement.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Very good question Red 0 -Also why did Harold Lovell,not find the persons with the expertise to run the Cruise Port while you were Tourism Minister..Is the global Ports about been qualified only? Or is it bringing a package to include the most vital asset needed for any project..MONEY.. No wonder you did so horrible in Government ,you’re a bloody Idiot..

  2. This is the problem with all govts of all countries today. No transparency. Deals are made behind closed doors and more often that not, it benefits the individuals directly involved but not the country or its citizens. These same politicians are fleecing their countries and the citizens and it needs to stop now.

    It is time for a change in politics.

  3. What about the WADADLI POWER CAN’T? Does that have any value for Antigua and Barbuda? It was purchased WITHOUT PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL. How are those “new” engines working out for the people of this country eh?

    P.S – Hope y’all listen to Driftwood and stop protesting in the presence of visitors at Heritage Quay. Go up to the PM’s Office or the Min. of Tourism

    • Sweetipie cant help it. He/she is just like Harold ‘Failure’ Lovell will oppose just for the sake of opposing.

  4. I am very disappointed in Sweetiepie .I know that you do not believe what you are saying. Please honest with yourself. Harold Lovell worst Finance and Tourism Minister in the history of Antigua.

    • And that will be his political legacy – WORST FINANCE MINISTER IN THE HISTORY of WADADLI. Sweetiepie might be an undercover operative, but Lovell was not undercover when he made those TERRIBLE financial decisions

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