PM Hits Back At Lovell On The State Of Crime

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has hit back at United Progressive Party (UPP) Leader Harold Lovell on the question of crime.

Lovell said in his independence message last week that as a nation, we are afflicted with problems that include the upsurge of crime and violence.”

He also said; the breakdown of family life and the weakening of kinship bonds; widespread indiscipline and the absence of civility in ordinary relations; joblessness and the alienation of too many youth; and a sharp division in economic empowerment were among problems plaguing the country.

 

But Browne dismissed the comments by Lovell, accusing him of making false claims aimed at undermining the contributions of others.

The prime minister said the homicide rate in Antigua and Barbuda disproves Lovell’s point on crime.

“When you look at homicides we’ve had two for the year. There is no country in the hemisphere who can boast of that kind of homicide rate,” the prime minister told his radio show.

“Not even Barbados that has been historically a very stable country with a low level of crime and violence can boast of only two homicides, he said.

He accused Lovell of using the 38th universe of independence to berate the country.

“When you say there is all this crime and violence in the country you are undermining the contributions of the police officers, defence force,” he said.

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Hon. Prime Minister… Lovell is trying to be relevant. He would never be elected to office again in Antigua.
    Lovell should not be speaking . He pushed Hon. Jamal Pringle aside and is trying to be relevant. Mr. Pringle is the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Mr. Pringle should give the Opposition Speech and NOT Lovell.

    Let Us ignore Lovell , UPP, CLEON ATHILL , SERPENT ,KNIGHT ET AL.

    CLEON ATHILL TALKING ABOUT CORRUPTION.SHE IS MARCHING WHEN SHE SHOULD BE WORKING. THAT IS CORRUPTION . CLEON PLEASE GIVE US AN HONEST DAY WORK FOR PAY.

  2. Lovell said crime, he didn’t say what type. Gaston your listening homicides like that’s the only crime that takes places in Antigua and Barbuda. I don’t always agree with Lovell but he is right this time. Gaston since you list crime and forgot the others let me help you
    1) 3 million from from customs
    2) our passport being sold by police (but Lovell undermining contributions)
    3) female shot in head because she refused to be raped
    4) embezzlement (wait is that still a crime? Guess I can’t tell cause police aren’t arresting)
    I could continue but the other smart antiguans know where I’m going.

    • You forgot
      Customs officer shot in legs and pensioners of getting paid
      Gaston ah go crazy or is he getting crazier?

  3. Top Dawg do you remember your comments to the Jamaicans who came to Antigua too hot up the place to go home? Them gorn home? I find it very strange when ALP in opposition crime is high but very low in government…….hmmm. Food for thought, is it by all means necessary to get power ALP?

  4. So countries boast about having two murders in a year?

    Hmmmmmm strange thing to boast about….

    People dead family suffer and PM boast boast….two murders in a year…

  5. I would really love for people who use their real name on here or a moniker that everyone knows who they are like everyone knows who I am. I hate that one person is making up names and posting about 50 times to make a point.

    I do believe there is a crime issue but I do believe the average crime rate has decreased. but regular/common crimes are still an issue and I am not sure that has changed in any significant way.

  6. KNIGHT IN SHINING AMOUR

    PLEASE STOP POSTING STUPIDNESS. OUR PRIME MINISTER CANNOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT FOR YOU.YOU ONLY REPEAT WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER SAID ON SATURDAYS ON YOUR PROGRAM. PLEASE PUT SOME CREATIVITY IN YOUR SHOW.VERY BORING. PLEASE DO NOT STIFLE FREE PRESS. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. GOD BLESS HON.GASTON BROWNE.

  7. Barbados has over 40 murders in 2019. Antigua is the only safe place left in the WI, but crime is still up. The murder rate has everything to do with indigenous Antiguans and nothing to do with the ALP, but that rate will increase if we continue to replace the indigenous population with people from high crime countries.

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