PM vacations in Hawaii after eventful year



After a year in which he filed several lawsuits, took on a hotel mogul and passed some controversial laws, Prime Minister Gaston Browne is taking some time off.

The Antigua & Barbuda leader posted photos on his personal Facebook page vacationing in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Browne left the state on August 9th with his wife, son, and mother-in-law.

Government’s Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst says the prime minister always chooses to vacation in places that he can learn lessons for Antigua & Barbuda.

Browne has chosen to vacation after a turbulent year for his government and him personally.


It was a year in which he filed lawsuits to defend the name of his wife and her SHARE Inc. Browne brought court proceedings against an opposition senator, a media house, and a calypsonian.


He’s also had a battle of words with Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart after the hotelier decided to close his Sandals Grande Antigua Resort for repairs starting in September.


The Prime Minister has also had a year of defending his government from the smear of the Odebrecht Bribery scandal which has been linked to him by international newspapers including the Spanish El Pais, which Browne is also suing.


His government has also gone to the Parliament to pass various laws, some which have been controversial. One such law was the Miscellaneous (Amendments) Bill 2017, dubbed the “Surveillance Bill” by the Opposition which argued that the amendment, which compels business entities to declare their true beneficial owners, was invasive.


Browne and his family are expected back on the island on Sunday and Steadroy Cutie Benjamin is acting Prime Minister in his stead.

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  1. Holiday in Hawaii. Nice! I guess he has to spend some of that money!
    Wonder how much that trip cost the people? Of course he might say he paid for it. From what we hearing, we won;t be surprised if he did….just saying.

  2. Who de rass paying for this??!??! Tax Payers?? Even if you say it’s “personally funded”, you cut up hotel workers to go and put US dollars in a Hawaii hotels?? Are those dollars Chinese, Brazilian or charity-based??? Asking for a friend.

    • I am sure that after working hard everyone is supposed to be
      Charitable to themselves. Funding ones vacation with ones hard earned dollars makes the vacation that much better or for that matter…………sweeter.

  3. Wishing you a safe and fun vacation. Hope u get some good rest, so that when you return you are fully refreshed, energized with new insights into managing and leading our twin-island state.

  4. While you are on vacation, I am out of a job at this moment, still have to find money to pay APUA for water that I am not receiving, high electricity bill, grocery sky high, cable bill and I can’t even get to watch West Indies cricket game. Please spare me Mr. Prime minister, continue show off with your beautiful family in Hawaii . glad to see your mama, looks pretty young, your age I must say, What a joke

  5. Have fun prime minister and enjoy to the maxxxxx….life is too short and if you have to do it over 10 times i still would say enjoy cuz you entitle….antigua people too fast and bad mind…

  6. Sir, please enjoy your vacation. You deserve it.
    And, everyone is entitled to having a good name. Including you. Anyone should defend their name however they see fit. Includinggoing to the courts. Blessings.

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