Pringle and Lovell claim victory and validation as Browne Administration adopts UPP’s transferable work-permit policy


Pringle and Lovell claim victory and validation as Browne Administration adopts UPP’s transferable work-permit policy

“Another victory for us….”  This is how Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle is describing the Government’s decision to adopt the United Progressive Party’s (UPP) plans to make work permits transferable within an industry.

In the March 9 edition of a local paper associated with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, a news article reports that “the government has made the long overdue and very progressive sterp of making work permits transferable between employers.”

The report adds that “… Browne confirmed on the weekend that “the costly process of reapplying for a work permit, regardless of the time remaining on the existing permit … will no longer hold, as policy changes have been made… .”

In its 2018 manifesto, the UPP promised the immigrant community that it would stop the current practice, which requires a fresh permit every time a worker changed employers.

Since the launch of its current campaign, the Party put that promise back on the table, with MP Pringle refreshing the idea at the Clare Hall Rally last month.

He explained, then, that a person who wished to leave a job for a better-paid opportunity in the industry for which he already held a work permit would be free to do so.

Pringle said it would be a good thing for the worker, financially, since he would he saving the money spent on another permit, and it would be good for the economy, as well, in terms of taxes collected on the worker’s higher income.

UPP Political Leader Harold Lovell has also spoken extensively on the plan, saying it is the right thing to do, especially in the hard economic times the country is going through right now.

Accordingly, Lovell says the Browne Administration’s adoption of the UPP’s policy “validates the soundness and vision of the Party’s leadership.  We know they are out of ideas, so it’s not surprising they’re looking to us for innovation.”

Pringle, meanwhile, says, “They’re welcome to cog our policies.  If it means benefit for the people, we are okay with it.  But everybody knows where the policy originated.”


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  1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 you claim victory at the POLLS dummy!!

    To quote Winston Derrick “who is advising this man?”


    you are an embarrassment to commonsense 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Too much time spent on the Wilmoth Daniel STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌 will do that to you LoveLIE

    • You just jealous!
      The ablp copy cat.

      The UPP propose rent to own
      The alp copy that

      The UPP has a plan for LIAT
      the ablp put forward some mumble jumble plan ( what ever became of the alp LIAT plan)

      The UPP has a plan for the minimum wage
      Ha , after 8 years run and set up a committee to look at minimum wage

      The UPP has a water plan
      GEE all of a sudden the the alp busy with the water problem

      Now the UPP has a brilliant idea re work permits
      Guess what the alp copying the UPP

  2. Yes Lovell you are now officially the GOVERNOR GENERAL of REDONDA!

    Congratulations on your victory. What are your plans for the green grass over there?

  3. How many bills has the upp introduced to parliament while in opposition trying to pass their solutions. Show us the bills and the ALP no votes. You are in parliament whether your in power or not. Also the leader of the opposition is in charge of the audit committee. Show us the results.

  4. After 8 years at the 11th hour they suddenly paying attention to the needs of non-nationals. Elections really make the impossible possible!

  5. Tell us what has ABLP done that every citizen of Antigua and Barbuda has benefited from. All you one tracked minded who don’t have proper water, living wages, or accessible opportunities for your children , just run your anal tongue and suck 😜 😉 😏 salt from Dredge Bay , is a total amusement. Antigua is suffering people are dying and you clowns are cheering greed.

  6. Give me a damn break. We caught up with the rest of the world and people want credit for that? Anyone could have done an assessment of a first world country and adopted this initiative. It’s not that difficult.

  7. How does this benefit indigenous Antiguans? This is a free for all for foreigners to the detriment of Antiguans. We don’t need more foreigners stealing jobs from Antiguans and undercutting wages. We have a bloated civil service we can’t afford and don’t need; the corrupt work permit scam needs to end now.

    • WAIT! Are you still vex that Richard Lewis married a JAMAICAN? Is that why UPP continues to stifle him from party leadership? Well guess what? You cant tell a man who to love/marry. Richard is becoming more and more JAMAICAN each day. He no longer says corn-beef or tin beef. he calls it………BULLY BEEF!!! Guess where he learned that? From his darling JAMAICAN WIFEY of course!

      Tek Dat!! you cant stop love.

  8. I have said it before, If the UPP feels that they have victory in the things executed by the ABLP government, then perhaps they should remain in opposition for a while and celebrate their victories on ABLP accomplishments.

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