Lovell questions whether Cabinet Minister accused of rape is being protected by Labour Party

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Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell is questioning whether a member of the Gaston Browne Cabinet who has been accused of rape is being protected by the governing Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party.

Lovell said the UPP has been saying for the longest while, that the law is not being equally applied and people in this country are being protected because of their position.

He noted that when anybody in the Labour Party or close to the Labour Party does anything, nothing happens, and yet they are hounding other people.

“There is a credible report that has been made to the police. The Prime Minister himself came out and said that a complaint has been made against one of his ministers,” Lovell said on Observer Radio’s ‘Snake Pit’ programme on Saturday.

“We can’t hear anything. If that were you, me, Joe Blow, whoever down the road, and some young woman — whoever that young woman is — made a complaint, whereby the police were put on notice that there’s an allegation against someone, that person would have been picked up.

“I know. This is what I do for a living and I know that if a young woman just goes into the police station and she says ‘John rape me, John molest me, John interfere with me unlawfully,’ the police get in the car and they go right away and they find John, and they question John. And then John is given an opportunity to say what his side of the story is and at the end of that they will make a determination.

“But in this particular case, the investigations that I have done into this matter, up to now no one has been called in for questioning. How can that be right? This is something that is alleged to have taken place something like two or three weeks ago. And you have one law in Antigua for Labour Party and Labour Party people and another law for everybody else,” the UPP Political Leader added.

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42 COMMENTS

    • A lover of the limelight
      Melford banging post
      Mr. IMF
      Mr. Romantic Rhythms
      Worst Finance Minister
      Lost 7 of 9 contested elections
      PLM birthright holder
      ABST robber via certain hotelier
      Spineless & brainwashed by Mrs. Arrindel
      King Lyadd

    • I think he thinks he’s some big shot in the opposition, but he doesn’t hold ANY elected office and he isn’t the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. That would be Mr. Pringle. This Lovell guy has been kicked to the curb many times and is no longer any more than a regular citizen. I’m not quite sure why he thinks that he thinks would be of any importance to us. ????

  1. Working on a payoff/settlement.
    ABLP in charge. This is ABLP Antigua and Barbuda.
    Police can’t touch our minister

    • @ABLP until I die…make sure, that you dig three(3) holes. A #FutureEpisode, of the same scenario, could be knocking at ABLP doors, in the not too distant future!

      Disco Dumplin might be chewed, and swallowed with the #Pepperpot, but be careful of the Peggy Mouth pepper.

  2. Thank you for that GROUNDBREAKING question Lovell. It will not get you elected, but at least thank you for such an innovative question. You have the uncanny ability to think of things no one else can seem to ponder on. The police and the judiciary ….

  3. Let us stop thinking about color and think about facts. It has been a trend from the money withheld from the customs Auction, forge signature and 3 million dollars fraud, the death of a customs officer, an accused rapist in government, where are the investigations?We need officers who lead the police force to execute their jobs and stop being yes man, everytime we hearing cabinet has decided, they have full control of the officers. This is not about cheap or expensive political points but about real expensive facts and cheap political trend that keep repeating itself that needs to stop.

  4. Gaston brown time will soon come just like his uncle trump😁😁too much cover up…justice for nigel and the anal destroyer

  5. HAROLD LOVELL just want to be RECOGNIZED. Let the Police do Their work. If something is there.They know what to do. UPP is tainted with all sorts of CRIMINAL elements. Harold study your UNDESIRABLE CANDIDATES and leave ABLP alone. You will receive more licks from Hon.Melford Nicholas in 2023.

    • PHILLIP G. you see that is exactly the problem, there are many in the society who are of the view that the police is not doing their work. And in the best case scenario where they are willing to do their work, you then get the involvement of unscrupulous politicians who seek to pervert the course of justice. By the way, will Melford be the candidate in City East for the ALP in the next election? Anyway, who ever it is will be fighting a losing battle.

      • @CHARLES TABOR

        You are talking about UPP Ministers during Their tenure . I can recall several incidents with the UPP that was swept under the rug. I would not mention because I know you understand what I am saying. Tabor you also had a running with the LAW that was swept under the rug .Tabor…Stop all your BIG fat chat.Yes ..HON
        Milford Nicholas will run in City East so prepare HAROLD for more LICKS.

        • PHILLIP G. you have got to be kidding, what run in did I have with the law? A young boy running after his pet goat ran into my car on Marble Hill Road. They arrested and charged me with dangerous driving. They tried their best to get a conviction with their best prosecutors but could not prevail since the case was meritless and was pure political persecution. Go get your facts straight and we can have a discussion. But by the way, please watch what you say since I would hate to have to sue you for defamation.

          • OOps your are threatening a unknown blogger. How will you sue him/her. You perhaps can sue the website.

  6. Lovell let me refresh your memory during your time in office
    There was an allegation of a young man that had raped an underage girl. He was in one way connected to a minister of in the UPP. A female minister. And the story is that the young man was escorted out of the country and fled to the USA. The story was buried. Death. No charges no investigation any further.
    Then there was a minister it was the 2nd minister of tourism who was alleged to have physically assaulted a female police officer during carnival celebration. That story went nowhere even when the officer took the matter to her boss.
    Then there was UPP minister who ran a cycler from his bike one night. The case died no investigation.
    The the same minister had a controversy with an officer at the airport and allegedly assaulted the officer. Case closed no action taken against the UPP minister.
    Then we had another UPP former minister in the legal office an himself a lawyer went to a townhouse meeting in City West and assaulted a police officer. Case close and dismissed.
    I mean we have many more cases that we can sum up of UPP official committing crimes and get away with it, just because who they are.

    • @From The Sideline

      There was also a UPP minister that was accused of rapping a woman in the Cedar Valley Area.

      Mr Lovell concluded after investigation that there was no misappropriation with a still uncompleted $500k bathroom at YASCO.

      The jelly bean side walks and stone curves in town. Corn Alley is not the same ever since when they dig up the good road and put it stone.

      Maginley spent millions on a tourism platform that never was and they talk about Michael Browne.

      ABLP UPP no difference same corrupt behavior. Both of them has the same mantra “One strike and your out”..

    • @ From the Sideline.
      I thought you were more intelligent but you are totally blinded by color.
      Ohhhh you do it too!
      Typical laborite!

    • @From The Sidelines…”no where Bodily, is everywhere Spiritually.”
      Thus, know these things and beware and be aware…

      A…at some point, this phuckery MUST stop!
      B…soon, and very soon, many in Antigua will need #BodyArmour, and not just armed guards in armoured vehicles.

      Someone, will activate The Manchurian in them, and seek…”Revenge is mine, said the Lord,” I will harken, hearken to those words!

      #BE WARE!
      #BE AWARE!

      They’ll phuck with the wrong set, soon enough!

    • @Sideline. The matter at the airport with the former minister was litigated in court , along with a few others you mention. but why make a little truth stand in the way of trying to spread misinformation?

    • From the Sidelines:
      Do have girl children? You are trying to justify what someone did. With what is going on now.You are unbelievable.I would not wish any of my girls to be molested by anyone.Because I have never been inside of a Court,Police Station,Police Car,Police Lock Up,Prison and or Jail.However, as a license to carry person.I rest my case.You could go and figure the rest of it out.

  7. Maybe the police giving time for a quarantine period. This alleged minister was out of the country. He just returned within the past seven days or so. That’s what I understand. From a major COVID-19 hotspot in the US. The minister does not want to violate the country’s order of quarantining. Time longer than rope. So be patient. Money can’t buy he out a dis ya. He’s a threat to the leadership. Lovell, think before you accuse the police of not doing their job. You know the circumstances. By Friday next week and they don’t haul him for an interview. We will know the wheels of justice are not turning.

    • @Freetownson…your comment could possibly be the reason, but question, didn’t the accused Minster address the Parliament, or was it a #Virtual Meeting?

  8. Harold Lovell this Harold Lovell that.you people sound so ignorant it’s embarrassing and this is coming from someone that don’t support him AND FAMILY HAS DEEP ROOTS IN ALP. SOME OF YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE TRUMP SUPPORTERS BLINDED BY PARTY LOYALTY. YOU KNOW IT IS WRONG BUT PARTY LOYALTY COME FIRST .THE OLD SAYING RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG .NOT TELLING YOU TO LOVE OR VOTE FOR THE DAMN MAN BUT WHAT HE SAID MAKES SENSE.IF THAT WAS YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER WOULD YOU BE GIVEN THE SAME PREVILEDGE COME ON MAN ? THATS WHY I RARELY COMMENT ON THIS FORUM. THE IGNORANCE IS OVERBEARING AND STIFLING SHUUPS !!

  9. Not much of you worms can walk in Harold lovell Old shoes. He walks with much more integrity than EVERY MEMBER OF THIS OR ALL PAST OR PRESENT. CABINET MEMBERS.

    • Yeah so much “integrity” that he has LOST MORE ELECTIONS THAN HE HAS WON. I’m sure that Joanne Massiah can tell you more about his “integrity” especially during the run off for party leadership when he badplayed her. He is evidently paying for it now.

      • Let’s face the fact. Alp supporters like to be associated with gangsters, with thieves.
        Harold is too honest to earn their support.

        • Honest and Lovell don’t go together. Facts has proven he lies a lot. He first said he had nothing to do with Odebrecht until the PM produced copies of checks he received from them. And that is just one lie. I wish to draw to your attention.

    • Yea, ran in 9 elections and only won twice.
      You’re right, nobody can walk in Harold Lovell’s shoes… nobody lose more elections than him in the history of the Caribbean.

  10. If a drunkard come and tell you, your house is on fire what will you do?
    1 Stand up and debate him as to why he is always drunk and how he keep himself or

    2 Take action and hustle home to see if it is true and call the fire service.

    Keep your thinking on the message.

  11. Lovell you need to come out more, you have the red koolaid poodles out in their numbers……Wow ANR must be happy every time they mention Lovell the readership increases. We have a failed experiment in office and the poodles talking about Lovell, we have late Penison, failed hotel projects, poor water and electricity services, poor infrastructure, high unemployment, creative enrichment scheme by politicans, CIP monies in offshore bank just to mention a few. The question I would love to ask the ALP poodles with government revenues down 50% please tell me how are we going to pay for the bloated public sector, UWI, LIAT? The sad thing about all these ALP poodles they waiting on a government pay cheque. They all living the fake life on koolaid pocket, Live for today and beg the top dawg tomorrow, that is the Labourites MO!

    • @ KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR
      You have been repeating the same DAMN things for years. This is not getting you anywhere. You are singing for a Senate seat which will never happen in your lifetime . You and Damani Tabor sound like a broken record. Knight You are a very NASTY Person.

  12. I have said before and now again.The Police would not be charging anyone with RAPE.Based on the status of the individual involved.That would be shameful.If anyone commits a crime.Regardless of their status.It should be investigated and see where it leads.This Minister of Cabinet is not above the Laws of the Land.Rape is a very,very serious matter.This is not about your Political Party.I damn well believed,He is being protected. However,this matter would not be going the way of previous issues.The people should make sure of that.

  13. That has to be a rhetorical statement. Of course he’s been protected by his party.

    Sorry to see things at the moment are looking browne for the victim.

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