Michael Browne to be appointed Minister of the Creative Industries and Innovation on Monday

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to His Excellency the Governor General to inform that the Honourable Michael Browne M.P. is to become a member of the Cabinet commencing Monday, January 3, 2022.

The former Minister had resigned his post more than a year ago when he faced a trial. Before being acquitted, Prime Minister Gaston Browne vowed to return the youthful parliamentarian to Cabinet, having determined that his skills and intellect, and the love of the people of the All Saints West Constituency, earn him a place in the executive body.

The Prime Minister has advised the Governor General to appoint the Honourable Michael Browne M.P. to the post of Minister of the Creative Industries and Innovation, effective January 3, 2022.

The Minister will have responsibility for Culture, Carnival, Independence, One Nation Concert, V.C. Bird Day Celebrations, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Decorative Arts, Performing Arts, Musical Arts, Happiness and Unity, Innovation, and the UNOPS. Section 69(3) of the Antigua and Barbuda Constitution Order places the authority to determine portfolios within the Cabinet on the shoulders of the Prime Minister.

The Governor General acts after being advised by the Prime Minister.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. Does this newly formed Ministry & Minister replace
    Honourable Daryll Sylvester Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals AND the Arts?

    Hopefully this announcement does not signal an additional Minister or Ministry, as in the present economic crisis it’s unlikely the public would support the extra expenses from the public purse.

    Would appreciate transparency and clarity.
    Thank you.

    • @ STAY ALERT
      Daryll Matthew is Minister of Education and Michael Browne Minister of Carnival , Culture etc. No New Ministry was created.

      • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock!
        “A government or a party gets the people it deserves and sooner or later a people gets the government it deserves.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

        Is this Serendipity! As an Excellent, Educated University Graduate, MP Michael Browne, who lead Education for over 5 years, notwithstanding the National Mathematics Passing Numbers is definitely a man who KNOWS and Raises numbers by the millions here and overseas! “I have a number in my head Though I don’t know why it’s there When numbers get serious You see their shape everywhere Dividing and multiplying Exchanging with ease When times are mysterious Serious numbers are easy to please … Two times two is twenty-two Four times four is forty-four … When times are mysterious Serious numbers will speak to us always That is why a man with numbers Can put your mind at ease … Serious numbers will always be heard And after all is said and done And the numbers all come home The four rolls into three The three turns into two And the two becomes a One.” – Paul Simon, When Numbers Get Serious!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYLH0rPLjUg

        Maybe, just Maybe should MP Michael Browne accept the Ministry offered by the PM and GG that he will engage his constituents and the People of African Descent suffering from a neglected education on the vagaries of the British Parliamentary System!

        “Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

        He is not being appointed as a Junior or Deputy Minister! He is a full fledged Minister with all of the British Parliamentary Trappings! Surely he will have a New Office Space to display his Immaculate Sartorial Elegance complete with Bow Tie and Diction with Resultant Ministerial Compensation, PS and A Change Management Staff who fully understand bridging the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, legal and environmental Numbers gap between creative and business, allowing them to work with people who understand both worlds! Nothing New Here to see in Numbers You Say! Move Along Children! Don’t let the swiftness of the hand in rolling the dice or showing the card numbers deceive you eyes and intellect! The Number of Ministries and Ministers Increased by 1!

        “Be patient till the last. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear. Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’s love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. (3.2.14-28) – Shakespeare, Julius Caesar!

  2. Or in Gaston Browne’s words, practice “creative enrichment”.

    Hope you all happy voting for that piece of shit.

    Empty promises.
    No water
    Electricity outages
    Bad or poor excuses for roads
    People starving

    The only thing Gaston his comrades good at is lining their bank accounts and paying those on here who do nothing but lick and kiss his ass 😚.

    Let’s not forget about those who love the shit droppings like turkey, ham, microwave, driver’s licenses so they vote shit like Gaston in. I would like to know how they stretch those table scraps (ham, turkey) to last all year long 😁🤣

    • You’re a RUDE Person. Hooe xou DO NOT speak to xour mother
      in that manner. You need to wash your mouth with SOAP.

      • @ PAM why don’t you sit your ass down and be quiet better yet Gaston soon finish using the restroom go n collect his waste..
        Talking about someone’s mother in your mouth .
        Sorry for the fool that lay next to the iguana 🦎 I mean you at night.

        • Come on “Really”, you sound like a very sick individual, mannerless and total void of common sense. Yes, you need to wash your mouth with SOAP right now, and seek professional help.

          • Sukuntda X You know that well yourself. Open your mouth and let everyone whitewash your mouth and throat. Just the way you love it.

  3. This is great news. The innocent man is being returned to Cabinet, where he belongs. I hope charges will not be brought against the false-accusor. Michael is a good man with an excellent future. He is the champion of the voters in his constituency. Welcome back. Justice has been done and you are free indeed. Respect!

    • @ ZACKIE
      I thought you left town. Nice ti hear you. There is no new ministry
      The Prime Minister gave Daryll Matthew Education.So instead.of taking.back education. He gave Michael Browne Daryll Matthew old Ministry.

      • I am Antiguan to my fist! I will always keep an eye on things. Might not always comment but rest assured, I am here till death.

  4. Betty’s Hope just hope no exotic pageants will be added to the carnival programme if and when we are able to have carnival.

  5. Has he told the police high command which of their officers tried to extort him?

    Has he produced evidence of the so-called double doctorate he claim he got?

    Is this joke Ministry a reward for debating against his own critical global port letter?

    Is the ebook saga that cost the nation millions for defunct devices dead and buried?

  6. That Creative shyt ministry makes NO darn sense!!!! It’s literally an insult‼️ I would respectfully decline😏

  7. @Tabor: Have you ever seen the Movie entitled Bird Cage? It had some weird and exotic acting in it. Perhaps those actions would be on display with our Carnivals in the future with Browne in charge. COMRADES DO TAKE OF THEIR COMRADES,NO MATTER WHAT.

  8. @ BLACK MAN and TABOR

    Why you Guys don’t talk about the MURDERERS , BOUNCED CHEQUES PERSONS , UPP SPOKESMAN ( A CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER) ON THE.UPP CANDIDATES TICKET.

    • Mama, what “convicted child molester”??? Explain please. Obviously, ANY “convicted child molester” WOULD BE BANNED FOREVER FROM HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE. Are you sure about what you are saying. IF what you say is true, why wasn’t this “convicted” child molester casturated, or was he? More information please. I am not familiar with this case, and we have a right to know IF this is correct. IF it is, then it must be made a major issue.

      • Convicted Child Molester is a SPOKESPERSON for UPP. You know who I am talking about ( IAN ” MAGIC ” HUGHES ).Shame on UPP.

      • Ian “Magic” Hughes, a spokesperson for the UPP, was convicted and served time at Her Majesty’s Prison (1735) for sexually assaulting a little girl who was 13 years old. If you didn’t know now you know; and knowing is half the battle!

          • Uh huh. I was the one who placed him behind of a mic on Crusader Radio/Progressive FM. Call it fake news all you want, the rotten people you defend will be harshly judged for it at the very next polls.

    • @Mama: What do you know about me and my political affiliations in Antigua.Did he MS.Browne get those PHD’s he was supposedly working on for over 9 years now.Left Antigua to do studies while being paid by poor arse taxpayers in the Nation.He was setting himself up just in case he was not re-elected.Lying,lazy,sets of fat arse Politicians.

  9. Minister Browne can you get creative about the water situation in Sea View Farm? By that I mean actually fix it. No more creative excuses. We voting for water in Farm!

  10. Why these UPPITES are so bitter and angry? It’s so sad that when you are infected with Politicalitis, this Virus is so dangerous it’s make you say anything’s that’s comes out your mouth, your brains are relocated to your rear ends, you suffers from Amnesia, you lacks any decency and credibility. Hopefully, with 2022 they will show more class and honesty. The lips of the wise spread knowledge not so the hearts of fools.

  11. Happy new year to all. This new appointment is an insult Hon. Michael Browne. You predicted that after your are vindicated that you will have a higher position. Well time to challenge for leadership of the ABLP. You have nothing to loose, you are young , intelligent and will not talk the nonsense we hear from out PM. Unless what you have gone through has weakened your resolve. All Saints west stands fully behind of you.

  12. Hon.Michael Browne based on your religious back ground please do not take this appointment. You should have the backing of Chet and Molwyn since both are from the same religion. I know Chet took that same Ministry but you should not, God just graced you with his presence. I am sure this is not why you entered the political arena. If you take this also don’t go from church to church, during elections and pretend you are one of the brethren just to get votes. Stand up like a man and do the right thing.

    • So did Mr. Joseph. Politicalitis have really infected your brain so that you now suffering from Amnesia. So I guessed all you sanctimonious hypocrites should not work for anyone that served liquor and have entertainment. When all you hypocrites is going to stop using baboonery.

  13. Oh!!! These sanctimonious hypocrites are so miseducated about religion and it’s Eurocentric leadings that their own story they want others to dump in the trash. Me wonder if they watch TV and movie’s.

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