PM Under Spotlight For Changing Pants In Public

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne is facing scrutiny for changing his pants in public in the Point area, a part of his constituency.

Video footage on social media, over the weekend, shows the Prime Minister removing his pants and handing them to someone in a white pick-up truck. He stands in his underwear before receiving another pair of pants, which he then puts on.

He is also captured tucking his shirt and tightening his belt and, at one point, appears to be changing shoes.

PM Browne was reportedly trying to get dress to attend a function.

Residents however are expressing shock and disappointment at the conduct of Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

One resident says Prime Minister owes the nation an apology for undressing in public, while another says she expects no better

A number of persons gathered on the scene and persons in the video can be heard expressing shock at the public display.

One woman reveals that she is embarrassed to call herself Antiguan. She says the Prime Minister’s behaviour is not becoming, even if he thinks he is a ghetto youth who wants to connect with the people.

According to her, there is a time and place for everything, and where he got dressed was not the place.

Another woman says she was shocked to see the footage. She says she did not realize, at first, that it was the Prime Minister, although she heard someone in the video who sounds very much like him.

On the other hand, one resident said that she was not shocked by the incident.

“It’s Gaston we’re talking about, you really expect any better?” said the woman.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. This is exactly why we need people like Lovell and Gisele Isaac-Arindell in office. They know how to behave classy and sink the economy.

  2. Leave the frigging man alone , the man is for everyone. He doesn’t sugar coat anything that’s why he will build this nation for the naysayers. I saw this man’s conduct and his actions says he’s for the people. Yes he changed his pants beside his vehicle and not in full public’s view , but this gentleman or woman who happens to don’t like to mind his or her own business took out their toy to gain a cheap shot , World Boss was on the Lord’s errand that day to fulfill his duties as a PM. Relax yourselves there’s more serious issues happening in Antigua or even yall homes , some of yall dress more inappropriate on Facebook and Instagram not setting any examples for your children, so leave the man alone and take the mote out of your eyes first then seek to help your brother

    • Are you saying the people”s bar is set so low that only politicians that mret that requirement will take office? Speak for yourself on that one please.

  3. Very down to earth man if you ask me.
    Them hypocrites who said they are embarrassed. I say get real. The man went into a private spot, but the paparazzi of course got a glimpse of him. No shame here.

    • He is a public figure, he is held to a higher standard. This man represents us aboard. Since he is the
      man of the people, wouldn’t it be more common sense to ask the occupant of the same house he is undressing in front of to give him a bathroom to get dress?? I am almost sure they wouldn’t have said no!
      But instead Gaston put himself in the lime light, in this time and age when there are “eyes” every where! This has everything to do with how he behaves in public. Been a man of the people or connecting with his people , would not have been taken away had he taken what he was doing into consideration. Whats next, he walk stark naked in Point , and we turn a blind eye? He owes the public an apology, as a decent human been. this shouldn’t be about politics.

    • Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country’s cultural standards. … A government or a party gets the people it deserves and sooner or later a people gets the government it deserves.” ― Frantz Fanon!

      1950 was a momentous historical referent point (Time) for many on the Rock (Space)! Two Category three Hurricanes “Baker” and “Dog” came ashore on August 21/22 and September 01/02 respectively, and ravaged the Tinning Villages at the Bridge and areas that surrounded St. John’s Harbour, and, the “wattle and daub huts” that housed many in the villages. It was a period of bugs, chiggers and lice!

      1951 was a Politically shattering as the people achieved Adult Suffrage and VC and the Forty Niners took over the legislature!

      1953 saw VC and his merry and honest band of “7th standards” politicos begin clearing out the Tinning Village at the Bridge, “Garlings” slum between Tanner Street and New Streets and some areas of “Fibrey!” It would take over forty years during the LB Administration before “Fibrey” was completely uprooted for yet to be Waterfront Development and another thirty years under the GB Administration before they began uprooting the Point area “Barrios Africanos” for Urban Development and Gentrification of the northern sector of the Port! How do you build solid institutions and a Civilization!

      1953/54, Ottos New Town was developed complete with Public Male and Female bathrooms and toilets strategically located throughout the community! In 1967 the excavation of Rat Island and the dredging of St. John’s Harbour began! Fort James lost a wooden pier and lookout relaxing area, on its south shore, a concrete breakwater abutment complete with a diving board on the North Western area between Russell’s and Beach Limererz and the Public Female and Male Bathrooms, Change rooms and Toilets along the Beach! The Beach has been severely eroded with no attempts being made to mitigate the loss or to replenish the beach! in 2020/21, Fort James will be developed complete with Amusement Parks, Restaurants, Curio Vendors, Lookout Relaxing areas, Bathrooms, Change Rooms and Toilets by Modern Day Buccaneers and Privateers sailing the Caribbean Seas with their Huge Majestic Floating Hotels to improve their hospitality and tourism service to their North Atlantic customers! The People of African Descent will be provided with work by the Privateers! What will become of the existing businesses!

      “To speak…means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.” ― Frantz Fanon! This mere voice in the wilderness contend that culture on the Rock is shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding, values and technologies that are learned by socialization and as the growth of our national or geographical identity fostered by the social patterns of our people! “Very down to earth man if you ask me.” FTS! “You said it not I” so said The Don!

      “Sounds like somebody jealous of our Man of the People.” – CErmle! “Having judged, condemned, abandoned his cultural forms, his language, his food habits, his sexual behavior, his way of sitting down, of resting, of laughing, of enjoying himself, the oppressed flings himself upon the imposed culture with the desperation of a drowning man.” Frantz Fanon – Black Skin, White Masks! The Most POWAful Grande Dame was most scathing!

      A Word To the Wise! If watchful brethren can capture and expose this socio-cultural Incident with such ease, the Firm must be holding its bows in its quiver for the appropriate “mots justes” to unleash the most accurate cross bow archer! “The idea that one forms of man, to be sure, is never totally dependent on economic relations, in other words—and this must not be forgotten—on relations existing historically and geographically among men and groups.” Frantz Fanon: Towards a Dying Colonialism!

      • Brethren my understanding of the concept reportedly shared during consultation is that it will also involve local Antiguan’s owning their own biz and operating in said area. There is a concept plan done by OBMI which was shared during the consult in 2016.

        As far as this article, I must state I don’t agree with with the decision to publish it. Yes I agree free media but come on. I see the PM doing nothing any other rational person would not do. Unless persons would prefer him head home, and then come back an hour or so later. I can Imagine the possible headline if he had gone to a female constituents home, and changed PM caught pants down in such and such house. The fact that this is the worst they can come up with, is testament to good job the PM has been doing

  4. I certainly will agree that there is a time and place for everything. However, i am confused as to why persons are making a mountain out of a mold seed… The PM’s actions is a clear indicator that inspite of his status, he can still relate with the common man and his lifestyle…. Many of us who are involve in sports usually find that moment, similar to what the PM did, to make the changes from one apparel to the next especially if time is of the essence….. The PM, as a sports man also is no different…. It is time for us to look at things more objectively!!

  5. Reallyyyy ……how many of you fukked in public areas …..

    Give me a bottle of vodka green vodka….

    Give the man a dammmmm break
    What you man do to you ALL IN PUBLIC

    LEAVE HIM LET HIM DRESS IN PEACE

  6. Some aru.man slap bang aru in public

    Sport them mistress n kip oman in aru face ..PUBLICLY

    EBERY DAMMM TING GASTON DOES ITS A BOTHER…

    • What I want to know is why you are talking as if its mostly women in here talking? I am not hearing you say “Some aru man or woman bang aru in public etc” and you are not even generalizing your comment lol “Sport dem man n kip man face” could have been it too

      Okay so I’m just playing around with you…..but for real..You taking this seriously? just laugh it off and keep it moving..Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Right now in their eyes its whats good for the goose/gander..good for the Gander ..lowe them. Its the first bit of excitement they get in a long time. They don’t know what to do about it.

      World boss not concerned..why should you.. tranquilo mon ami

    • He’ll be at the helm as long as the good Lord gives him life. That man is blessed by God, and we are enjoying every minute of it. Gaston make us proud.

  7. SMH Y’ALL ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO WHEN IT COMES TO THE PM, A BEX ARYOU BEX YA NAH REAL LIKE THE BOSS. Y’ALL NEED TO FIND SOME BETTER TO TALK ABOUT, ARYOU NAH TALK BOUT CHESTER WHO A PARK BY THE CAR PARK CLOSE TO POINT IN THE DARK CORNER A PICK UP LITTLE BOYS AT NIGHTS.

  8. Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of the people, for the people! The Blessed Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda period.

  9. @ju ju beard

    You are trying to be funny. You are trying your best but you are not smart enough to attract any attention. Read the other CONTRIBUTIONS and Everyone supporting the Prime Minister. JU JU BEARD …..GET A LIFE. COME OFF YOUR LONELY CHAIR.

  10. Are some of these supporters paid to say leave the PM alone. I am as grass roots as they get but changing on the street in this case was in poor taste. Mr. Brown let’s keep the standard up. Have a great Christmas and we will see you in the new year.

  11. @PAID OR NOT

    Your name sounds like you are still searching for yourself. Why would you say that People are paid to support the Prime Minister ? This is the most RIDICULOUS statement I have heard. Each Person have Their own opinion and think for Themselves. I believe that the BLUE KOOLAID has a NEGATIVE EFFECT on your brain. Merry Christmas.

    • I believe some people get paid to support some politicians (blue or red, ice gold green) (verbally and in writing).

  12. @NAMELESS….You are talking a bunch of Horse Manure….The Prime Minister did NOT UNDRESS in public. He took off a layer of clothing WITHOUT showing His private parts . This was done behind a vehicle. Some Antiguans talk for talk sake . You Guys try to make something out of nothing. This should never make news. It wil blow over soon. Not gaining any traction. Talk about all the WONDERFUL things happening in Antigua. Just enjoy your Christmas and shut your BIG mouth.

    • Hey My friend, Hope your Christmas was great!?

      Had lots of good food and laughs all round…esp at those people foaming at the mouth to TRY bring down the WORLD BOSS! Let them go and come again.

      Blessings to you and yours. Looking forward to the the New Year

  13. @ WAN BIG DUTTY….

    TOTALLY AGREED. The UPP Supporters are trying to gain support but are failing BIG TIME. Happy New Year.

    Let’s keep up the FIGHT.

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