Lovell Returned As UPP Leader

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The United Progressive Party has kept faith with its leader Harold Lovell, electing him overwhelmingly to continue to lead the country’s main opposition party.

Lovell was elected with 245 votes while his closest opponent Senator Richard Lewis was only able to muster 63 votes at the party’s convention today.

The run-up to the party’s internal election has been controversial and threatened to further destabilise the party which was already hit with a nasty leadership contest when Joanne Massiah sought the party leadership.

Lewis and Lovell have been at loggerheads after Lewis accused Lovell of re-entering the leadership race after he named him as successor apparent.

Several publications by Lewis highlighted the level of discord between the two men.

Both Lovell and Lewis lost their bids in the 2018 general elections.

The UPP elected a new Executive at its 11th Biennial Convention over the weekend. The following members were elected to form the new Executive:

1. Harold Lovell – Political Leader 
2. Jamale Pringle – Appointed Deputy Political Leader
3. Dame D. Gisele Isaac – Chairman 
4. Chester Hughes – Vice Chairman 
5. Senator Shawn Nicholas – Secretary 
6. Ayanna Baptiste – Assistant Secretary 
7. Dr. George Daniel – Treasurer
8. Leon George – Assistant Treasurer
9. Cortwright Marshall – Public Relations Officer
10. Collin Isaac – Labour Relations Officer
11. Senator Jonathan Joseph – Education Officer
12. Chris Jarvis – Elections Officer
13. Ralston Paige – Field Officer
14. Gladdis Potter – Welfare Officer
15. George Wehner – Mobilization Officer
16. Pearl Quinn-Williams – Member
17. Dr. Edmond Mansour – Member
18. Rudolph Davis – Member 
19. Valerie Hodge – Member
20. Leon Chaku Symister – Member 
21. Etienne Charles – Member 
22. Gregory Walter – Member 
23. Michael Burton – Member 
24. Gene Small – Member 
25. Charlesworth Tabor – Member
26. Senator Richard Lewis – Member 
27. Senator Damani Tabor – Member

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Sigh… it looks like the UPP plan to stay in opposition forever. When will the party truly realize that LEADERSHIP MATTERS?? Stale, washed up, has been, Romantic Rhythms, mash up Tourism, mash up Finance, sly, backstabbing Lovell is the best to lead a party on life support??

  2. In some ways, I feel sorry for the UPP. How could they return a “has been” to their leadership. They have some good, decent people who could lead them into a New Day, but now them condemn themselves to remaining in the Opposition for many years to come. How many times does a guy have to be kicked to the curb before he accepts the will of the electorate? The party deserves better.

    • No matter who leads the UPP right now,it will not be any different.. They will be in opposition for another 25 years .. All the seats in Antigua going to the ABLP come next election.. They are finished.

  3. LMAO!! Battered-Wife syndrome is alive and kicking in the UPP. No matter how many times he get licks, Lovell keep going back for more. LMAO! Murda me belly

  4. Mr Lovell just like sir Lester and Sir Vere and all the others in a democratic society equal opportunity must be the mantra.

    Congratulations and good wishes on your quest. You are an Antiguan and has the right to pursue your goals and that of your dead party.

    Press on don’t give up (King Short Shirt)

  5. Congratulations to the leader, Mr. Lovell is the better person at this time to lead the UPP, Mr. Lewis
    should take his time and learn he has the years in front of him to do so. What is the rush?.
    Mr. Lovell is the man who can challenge the leader of the ABLP on any topic, he is articulate in his presentations, his leadership in my estimation will take the UPP back to power only if the UPP supporters stand with him to trounce the ABLP in the next election. CONGRATULATIONS! well deserved win.

  6. Congratulations me Lovell.when Jesus says yes nobody can say no.God showed me this and am very elated that it has come to pass.

  7. How can the delegates from the 16 constituencies elect a person who have been whipped twice, one as leader and the other as finance minister? The guy said he was retiring/resigning….was this a game to see if the party was still behind him? It is time for a lady to take the helm of a meaningful political party and they do have the ladies that can do a much better job than the now leaders. Ladies Rise Up and take your place within the political parties.

    • Perhaps those “delegates” are actually cult members who see Lovell as some sort of “messiah” to rescue the party from itself. And why was it only Baldwin Spencer who got an award? Isn’t Forever Young a founding member of the UPP too?

      Curious to hear what Joanne Massiah has to say about this. Even D. Gisele Isaac has more BALLS than Lovell. Lovell lacks the grit and backbone to lead his party, much less become PM. He should stick to practising law. At least in that field he can represent clients like the one he did in the Odebrecht case.

  8. Omg!!! Really ppl, if Lovell keep loosing and Gaston Brown keeps winning who really looses? Lovell is educated and accomplished and can survive and be invited to live anywhere else in this world… However when gaston brown done sell all u fools who keep voting against y’all own interest back into slavery, most of y’all won’t be eligible to go anywhere becus access to the world will be cutoff from a bunch of ppl who live corruption and corrupt leaders!!!

  9. The UPP just handed The ABLP the Government for the next 50 years by electing the OLD slate.
    Thought that They would have learned from the March 2018 Lashing. Look the ABLP slate do see the slate put forward by the UPP can honestly win any election. Hon. Pringle and Hon. Trevor Walker will definitely lose Their seat next election . It would be a CLEAN SWEEP for ABLP. Thank you very much Mr. Lovell.

  10. “UNITED IN PURPOSE”, RESOLUTE IN ACTION. “UPP”

    THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT WITHIN THE “UPP”. UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HON. HAROLD LOVELL. THE ISSUE MOST OF YOU HAVE WITH MR LOVELL, COMES FROM BAD INFORMATION. DO YOUR HOME WORK AND YOU WILL SEE MR LOVELL OUTSTANDING TRACK RECORD. STOP LISTENING TO FAKE NEWS AND THE ALP PROPAGANDA MACHINE, IN FACT THEY KNOW THEY TRULY FEAR THE NAME LOVELL. THE UPP IS RIGHT ON TRACK OLD MIXED WITH THE NEW, WITH A FIRM SUCCESSION PLAN. OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT AND WE ARE THE ONLY HOPE TO RESTORE PRIDE AND PROSPERITY TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.

    “UNITED PROGRESSIVE PARTY” IS THE BEST OPTION FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA.

    BURTON FOR CERTAIN

    • Really? The BEST THING to come out of that convention was getting rid of that LOUD MOUTH, ANNOYING, UNCOUTH, and UNTRAINED, pany-nose Damani Tabor. After Harold Lovell, he was the principal reason the UPP lost last election. What a TERRIBLE CHOICE to be pro. I shall see how Cortright MArshall does, but why not Shawn Nicholas?

  11. Mr. Burton to reply to your contribution . I voted UPP last Election . That is the last I would vote for the UPP. The UPP lost 20 votes in my Family. We shall vote the ABLP in the next election. I find the UPP is not moving forward . The UPP is a BACKWARD Party. ABLP for the next 50 years Plus.

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