Prime Minister Wants IMF Official Fired Over Voice Note

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he will be writing to the International Monetary fund asking for the head of one of the official responsible for the Caribbean.

Browne said he has heard of voice note which he recognises as the voice of the individual making corruption allegations against him and other heads of government in the Caribbean.

The prime minister said he confronted the individual during a telephone conversation and he “danced around the issue” and appeared to deny he sent a voice note what’s up.

“What ever forum or medium he utilised, the reality is its his voice and I  am writing to the IMF to ask them to fire him,” the prime minister told his radio show over the weekend.

“It is actually the type of offence that could result in his termination. I think it is reprehensible,” Browne added.

Browne who is also finance minister said “I am not going to sit back and take it.”

“I am going after him and he is going to have to prove that it is not him,” the prime minister warned.

Browne said he is also considering legal action.

“I am likely to get my lawyer to write him as well.

The individual head in the voice note also alleges that Browne and other prime ministers have abused the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

 

 

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16 COMMENTS

    • The IMF is one of the most corrupt institutions in the world. The people who work at the IMF are the same people who work at the OECD, who are also the same people that try to push Antigua down in the global financial sector.

  1. While writing the letter perhaps he can also ask them to release the article 9 reports and make them available to the public.

    • article 9? Boss get your facts straight, there is no such thing. Guessing you mean article 4. Don’t recall you be interesting in them when UPP was in office and for some years (2008,2009,2011, 2013) denied the IMF the right to publish or do them. While on IMF go to their website and you will see them noting the 7.4% growth for anu in 2018

      • OK great news regarding the “7.4% growth for anu in 2028;” now, can the Public sector workers who are now happy with being paid on time, please do a better job of, fixing the water crisis, trash/garbage issue, and better management of the vendors in the City!

      • Notes From A Native Son Of Te Rock! “Imperialism is a system of exploitation that occurs not only in the brutal form of those who come with guns to conquer territory. Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms, a loan, food aid, blackmail . We are fighting this system that allows a handful of men on earth to rule all of humanity. Under its current form, that is imperialism-controlled, debt is a cleverly managed re-conquest of “People of African Descent,” aiming at subjugating their growth and development through foreign rules. Thus, each one of us becomes the financial slave, which is to say a true slave.” .” ― Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, The Upright Man, President Burkina Faso, assassinated 1987!

        From 2009 – 2014, Finance Minister Harold Lovell and the UPP engaged with the IMF’s NEST Plan of Fiscal Adjustment and Structural Reform!

        From 1982, VC Bird To Lester Bird 2004 To Gaston Browne 2014 – 2019, The ABLP has had a tumultuous engagement with the IMF and have studiously avoided IMF Advisories and Loans!

        “One of the key assumptions of the Afrocentrist is that all relationships are based on centers and margins and the distances from either the center or the margin. When black people view themselves as centered and central in their own history then they see themselves as agents, actors, and participants rather than as marginals on the periphery of political or economic experience. Using this paradigm, human beings have discovered that all phenomena are expressed in the fundamental categories of space and time. Furthermore, it is then understood that relationships develop and knowledge increases to the extent we are able to appreciate the issues of space and time.” Dr. Molefi Asante!

        Given our few years of Independence, what have the People of African Descent in this Little Paradise learned of and from their engagement or wariness of The IMF! This mere voice in the wilderness would suggest that Antigua and Barbuda should boldly decouple from the IMF and re-assert a sense of agency in order to achieve sanity! The IMF is a European Construct created in 1945 to Rebuild the War Devastated, Political, Socio-Culutral, Technology of European Economies for American Business, Commerce and Consumerism to maintain the full employment that America had achieved, thanks to the tremendous war effort(LEST WE REMEMBER- WOMEN were on equal footing with men in American Industrial Factories), and to guarantee that there would be a trade surplus in relations between the US and the rest of the world (just as the Don is now doing)! It was never meant to be of aid and comfort to People of African Descent as a constructural adjustment to black dislocation, disorientation, decenteredness, and lack of agency during Colonialism and now Independence! War torn and devastated Europe cancelled all of their debts to their Colonies at the insistence of the WB and IMF to participate in the Marshall Plan! We have to work at decolonizing our mentality and achieving happiness within the limits of sacrifice we should be willing to make! We have to recondition our people to accept themselves as they are, to not be ashamed of their real situation, to be satisfied with it, to glory in it, even!

        The Afrocentrist asks the question, “What would People of African Descent do if there were no white people?” In other words, what natural responses would occur in the relationships, attitudes toward the environment, kinship patterns, preferences for colors, type of religion, and historical referent points for People of African Descent if there had not been any intervention of colonialism or enslavement? Afrocentricity answers this question by asserting the central role of the African subject within the context of African history, thereby removing Europe from the center of the African reality. In this way, Afrocentricity becomes a revolutionary idea because it studies ideas, concepts, events, personalities, and political and economic processes from a standpoint of black people as subjects and not as objects, basing all knowledge on the authentic interrogation of location.” – Dr. Molefi Asante on the theory of Social Change!

        • John, then if “Imperialism often occurs in more subtle forms a loan, food aid, blackmail.” Is the writing on the wall suggesting that, the Chinese and their actions are the, “New Imperialists?”
          They, the Chinese have controlled most major Public Construction projects, either through loans or actually being the Contracting firm doing the building.
          They, the Chinese have now branched out into the Agricultural Sector, and is acquiring lands to control this area as well. Orwell Tenman must have given them the secret, as to where to dig for wells, to provide the water needed…
          The Chinese are making sure, that we learn their language, another Imperialist move. Your language is the cohesive mechanism which holds a “culture” together!
          These might be SUBTLE moves, however, we know that, The Art Of War is shadowed with, The Art Of Deception!

    • How does he abuse the funds?You sound like a total Ass wipe.The IMF cannot tell any government how to spend its resources What the hell is wrong with you people?

  2. It’s not what is said, but who said it. Anybody can say you have some illness, but coming from your doctor? Different “kettle of fish”..

  3. PM, you go ahead and get him fired… I am sure that person have hard-copy information on Caribbean Prime Ministers to sink them all if he ever receive a termination letter. I would preferred you ask him to apologize or leave him alone.

  4. The PM is right. The guy needs to be fired. No respect. We are in nobody’s back yard. We are an independent, free nation. Thank God we have a decent man at the helm.

  5. COOL RULER

    Article 9 report my foot. I believe You and Knight singing from the same hymn book. What the hell article 9 report will do. Antigua has the LARGEST ECONOMIC growth in the OECS. You Guys talk is like blowing in the wind. Serpent and Knight will be BAWLING out Their throat for years. So you can join the gang.

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