Progressive Youth Pledges its Full Support to the New MP’s and Senators


Press Release

The Progressive Youth extend our congratulations and full support to the newly elected and appoint representatives and senators respectively.

As the youth wing of the UPP, our members are pleased that half of our party’s candidates elected in the January 18 election were young, vibrant, and dynamic individuals-the Leader of the Opposition and representative for All Saints East and St Luke, the Hon. Jamale Pringle, representative for All Saints West, the Hon. Anthony Smith Jr. and representative for St. Mary’s South, the Hon. Kelvin Simon.

It is exciting that young leaders are rising through the ranks of our party, and we are especially proud of the Hon. Jamale Pringle who would have been intimately involved in the party’s youth arm before becoming a Member of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition, Deputy Political Leader and now the Political Leader of our great Party.

The story and progression of Mr. Pringle shows our great nation of Antigua and Barbuda what we, the Progressive Youth have experienced and know: the leaders of our Party mentor and advance its youth to become future leaders within the Party and the nation.

“The Progressive Youth looks forward to the robust advocacy on the issues facing the country’s youth that our youth Parliamentarians will bring,” said Jonathan Wehner, Chairperson of the Progressive Youth

The Progressive Youth are also fully in support of the Senators appointed to the Upper House of Parliament.

As our Party sits in opposition, having been remarkably close to winning control of the government, it has limited senatorial appointments compared to the government.

According to the Political Leader, the four appointed UP Senators will not serve the full five-year term. As the Hon. Jamale Pringle noted, senatorial appointments will be made through a rotational system, which had to be used due to the four seats constitutionally allocated to the opposition.

“We, the members of the Progressive Youth are behind our representatives and distance ourselves from any suggestion or inclination that states or suggests anything to the contrary,” said Guishonne Powell, Mobilization Officer of the Progressive Youth

It is also important to note that from the eleven Senators appointed by the current government, the majority are older individuals who cannot speak to the issues facing the youth today.

The Progressive Youth targets persons ages 15-35 from all 16 constituencies through Antigua. Our members are united by the common goal of youth empowerment in Antigua and Barbuda.

Today’s youths are the frontline fighters for progression. “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

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  1. It’s a beautiful thing to see the young people pledging their support to the MP’s and Senators. There is hope for us all. This is probably a new Antigua where Democracy is alive and well. Right on my peoples.

  2. Guys this is too much. It is not too late for Jamal. Even his grammar is horrible also and he cannot even speak proper English. And this is who was to representing our beautiful country abroad?

  3. it true tht Pringle suffers from Dyslexia…???…or he’s jus fully dunce

  4. I agree too. Richard is best suited as the Leader. You need someone who is competent and who can articulate too. Terrible Senate picks. NO YOUTH for UPP in the senate:

    Jonathan Joseph born October 30, 1972 = 51 years old
    Alex Browne – February 2, 1969 = 54 years old
    Shawn Nicholas = 53 years old
    David Massiah = 64 years old

    Youth age = 18 – 35 years old
    Average age of UPP Senators = 55.25

    Lying promise from upp of 25% YOUTH in Senate from UPP

  5. Mr. Pringle has been in Government for 4 years and he has not improved one bit. Those people in his party don’t want him to succeed. But then again he needs to want better for himself. They just left him to be a laughingstock.

    • So true Pat. The 🐍 🐍 and the killer jealous of Pringle. They are scheming to remove Pringle as the leader. Dem both jealous Pringle.

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