Pringle Accuses Ministers Of Government Throwing Big Parties

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(ANR)

Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle has accused ministers in the Cabinet of Antigua & Barbuda of throwing parties in contravention of covid-19 rules.

The current state of emergency restricts social gatherings including parties but permits gatherings for other functions like church, once there is adherence to social distancing protocols.

Pringle told debate on the extension of the state of emergency for 90 more days that the government should not seek to give the impression of massive breaches to the safety and prevention measures by ordinary residents.

He said the government’s approach is hypocritical since they are the ones at fault.

“How can we be so hypocritical to come here and let it seem like the people of Antigua & Barbuda are not adhering to the protocols when you are seeking ministers having parties.”

Pringle said one Member of Parliament held two big parties recently.

This week 16 young people were fined for a social gathering. The police also brought charges against residents for not wearing masks.

He said some covid-19 protocols are “in many cases contradictory,” making reference to an order approving buses to run at full capacity.

The Opposition Leader said he would not support the state of emergency unless issues relating to quarantine, the covid-19 dashboard information and inconsistencies with how businesses can operate.

Pringle says he does not support the continued imposition of the curfew because he does little to control the spread of the virus.

He said the any extension of the state of emergency must be based on scientific information on how the virus is spreading.

25 COMMENTS

  1. I guess that the police never heard of the parties by politicians in st.paul or seen the pictures on social media

  2. These are serious allegations which, if proven, should NOT be swept under the carpet. I lament daily, ad nauseam, about stupid Antiguans who continue to ignore government mandated protocols in the war against Covid-19 thereby putting my life and those of my cherished family and friends at risk. Is Mr. Pringle for real? If these allegations are proven true, then my beloved PM you MUST take action against these alleged offending Ministers. For me there is absolutely no compromise. If on the other hand this is just another example of the UPP idiots trying to make headlines as usual, then Pringle ought to be made to provide specifics, failing which he should be held accountable for deliberately disseminating malicious and misleading information, recant his lies and apologize, to say the very least.
    I’ll watch and wait….

    • We want the truth on this one. If true, the PM will have to take action against the offending ministers. He is a man of principle. I believe he will stomp on them if what Pringle says is true.

  3. Give me a break. Within the same breath Pringle fall short deliberately in trying to state that whilst there are rules people have been creative to work around them. Is it a case therefore with the pot calling the kettle black?

  4. I believe that Pringle talk because He has a mouth. If you have proof of Ministers of Government organizing BIG parties then call Their Names. Pringle is LYING , He does not have the proof. Pringle want to be relevant.

    • Linda G.
      It is a fact.There are Politicians in Antigua.Who had large gatherings.I have some of the videos to prove it.

  5. I believe that Mr Pringle is talking the truth and I just can’t see why this is so hard to believe that members of parliament are having private parties

      • If you collaborators are so sure of your facts, then identify the ministers and provide concrete proof that you claim you have. Otherwise stop polluting the air with your putrid breath!!

  6. Pirates and biased political blind people only see out of one eye . Why everything have to be political in this country , It has been a trend in Antigua for a long time some ministers believe they are above the law, they set rules and they themselves dont follow . This political virus need to stop!

  7. Mann I’m tired of these politicians both upp and ablp give someone else who really cares about the peoples and the countries interest a chance to change the way these people think especially most of the citizens in this puppet of a country!

  8. Time to teach the ABLP a lesson. They shouldn’t be returned to power for the abuse of the people during this overly extended lockdown. Their far left politics are ruining Antigua and their admiration of the globalist agenda is downright dangerous for everyone.
    Let’s see if the UPP (or some other party)has learned anything about how to run a country and how to treat the people.

  9. Here is a novel idea citizens of Antigua, if you want better government, stop electing left wing a labor party. Maybe it’s time to vote for CONSERVATIVE VALUES. Pro Business, pro God, pro family. THINK ABOUT IT.

  10. Time to teach the ABLP a lesson. They shouldn’t be returned to power for the abuse of the people during this overly extended lockdown. Their far left politics are ruining Antigua and their admiration of the globalist agenda is downright dangerous for everyone.
    Let’s see if the UPP (or some other party) has learned anything about how to run a country and how to treat the people.

  11. @justus
    The UPP had ten years to run a country – 2004 – 2014. They ran it into the ground. They had ten years to learn “how to treat people”. They did so well that they gained only one of the seventeen seats up for grabs in the most recent General Elections!!! The UPP therefore has long outlived its usefulness. Some other Party? Go green? DNA?
    justus, just shut up and count your blessings.

    • OK ‘anon the first’ I’ll stop sharing my opinions if you will too. Y’all will get the government you deserve. Hope you like you new slave status.

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