PM Says Lovell’s Corruption Allegations Fuelled By Bus Probe Fear

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said that the opposition’s decision to raise stale corruption allegations against him is in direct response to the bus probe case.

Browne said that United Progressive Party leader Harold Lovell is fearful of the case against
himself, Wilmoth Daniel and Dr Jacqui Quinn and has such has reignited a debate of two land transactions.

“I think the reason for that is because he is in serious hot water. He is in hot water with the
buses,” Browne told his radio programme on Saturday.

The Prime Minister is alleging that Lovell is so fearful that he has made attempts to settle the
matter. Lovell denies the allegations.

“He did not get through and on that basis he is trying to sully my name and members of my
family,” the prime minister said.

Lovell’s allegations relate to the sale of a parcel of land at Long Bay in which Browne’s son,
Gaston Browne the third made profits of around two million dollars. The other matter relates
to the purchase of land from Cove Head which also includes persons connected to the prime
minister.

But Browne is threatening the UPP leader with legal action if any allegation of corruption is
made against him directly.

“What I want Harold Lovell to do is state definitively that I did anything wrong so I can take
him to court and get a few hundred dollars off of him,” Browne told radio listeners.

He said the purchase and sale of one acre of land at Long bay was done by his son in his own
right as a businessman.

He said when his son bought the property it was being advertised for many years and he
received a discount on it. Brown

He said there was “no insider knowledge” that someone was interested in the purchase of that land which his son had just bought.

Browne is insisting that the allegations are making the rounds again because charges have
been refiled against the three former UPP minister who allegedly put busses intended for the
state in their own names.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Gaston Browne.you tink all a are we trupit.One day,some day, the bucket bottom a go fall out.I cannot wait to see many of you politicians,thieves and robbers of the Public coffers.Being sent off to that great stinky Hotel,1735.Boy,you very brazen.You could thief a man’s shirt off his back and smile at the same time.A heartless bunch of vagabonds.

  2. Harold Lovell is gasping at straws . He knows that He is in HOT WATER with the buses but His distraction would not work. The Prime Minister also stated that Harold lOVELL sent one of His emissaries to BEG the Prime Minister to try to squash the Buses court case in exchange for favours. Why Observer did not mention this statement by the Prime Minister. This Observer Media is a UPP Newspaper. Very one sided. The March this Thursday will be a BIG BIG Failure.

  3. There is NO proof of corruption. These cases were dismissed in court. What is the reason for these cases to RESURFACE ? Please Harold Lovell behaving like School Yard bully. Would not get you anywhere only deeper in trouble. When will the UPP declare the CANDIDATES. Waiting patiently. ABLP for many more years.

  4. Harold Lovell is right to go after PM Browne and his family for the alleged theft of public lands. It is not shown that the UPP ministers benefited financially from the buses but we know that the PM’s family made millions from transactions involving public lands. Lovell should not be deterred by Browne‘s threat to sue. He is not going to sue anybody as the truth will come out in the courts. This is just a bluff. How come Browne lll was able to get such a good deal without inside help? Fool us.

  5. JUJU BEARD

    Hon. Gaston Browne is not in the business of SUING. Hon. Gaston Browne is about wining all you UPP supporters at the POLLS. UPP needs Leadership. There is NO WAY that the UPP will win one seat in the next election. The Candidates which include Serpent are a BIG BIG joke. We invite Serpent to run for election in either St. George or All Saints west where He would not get back His deposit . After this low turn out for the Protest everything will be put to rest. The UPP will be completely FINISHED. Looking forward to hearing from you on Friday after the FAILED PROTEST.

  6. @ Rupert Mann relax. Why you shouting? Am sure you can find reasons for marching. Let me list a few reasons. Please be reminded we have two geniuses posing as finance ministers, the brightest and the best. They turn a 100 million surplus into a 400 million deficit. Two (2) buildings under their watch experience overruns of 60 million. Remember YIDA Rupy? They were suppose to be investing 200 million a year in the economy for 10 years. We in 2019 how much they spend so far Rupert. What about the E- books saga Rupy? we paid for devices without content. They have reverted to hard copies, millions wasted.

  7. JUJU BEARD
    I would not start to list the CORRUPTIONS of the UPP . The Citizens have spoken overwhelmingly in the last election . The UPP is better known as the NOISE MAKER OPPOSITION PARTY . That is where the UPP belong and there They will stay forever. Please learn to win election. Protest does not win election. I can bet you the protest will attract less than 200 Persons. Let Us communicate on Friday 25th.October 2019.

  8. I would not start to list the CORRUPTIONS of the UPP . The Citizens have spoken overwhelmingly in the last election . The UPP is better known as the NOISE MAKER OPPOSITION PARTY . That is where the UPP belong and there They will stay forever. Please learn to win election. Protest does not win election. I can bet you the protest will attract less than 200 Persons. Let Us communicate on Friday 25th.October 2019.

  9. If the march will not achieve anything then why are you so concerned about it? If you think that Gaston Browne is such a good leader with such a great team with lots of accomplishments then make the case on behalf of the ABLP on this forum and tell us about the accomplishments and how well Antigua is doing economically. If you are convinced that Serpent would fail miserably if he were to run for a seat in Parliament then I am puzzled as to why you would even find it necessary to waste time telling us that he is going to lose…Being that you know that everything is just thriving in Antigua and there is absolutely no need to buy votes because such brilliant (and honest) leadership is in place at this time, then resist being so very bothered about the “200” persons who you say are going to show up on Thursday, Serpent’s future plans and/or the UPP…I don’t think any of the aforementioned are losing any sleep over your negative comments against them.

  10. JEB
    WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS NECESSARY TO ATTACK ME FOR MY OPINION ? VERY RUDE OF YOU.I WOULD NOT TAKE THE TIME TO RESPOND TO YOU. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A UPP SUPPORTER .

  11. This man spends more time on Pointe FM.How does he find the time to do the peoples work.There is no wonder.The country is going down a latrine hole.

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