Sir Steadroy Knighted despite opposition

Sir Steadroy

Steadroy Benjamin, who serves as both the Attorney General and Minister of Labour, Public Safety, and Immigration in Antigua and Barbuda, was awarded the nation’s second-highest honor.

He was bestowed with the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (KGCN) in recognition of his exceptional and remarkable contributions to the country’s progress and development.

This prestigious distinction was officially announced during the ceremonial parade held on Wednesday evening, commemorating Antigua and Barbuda’s 42nd Anniversary of Independence.

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  1. When you have people like Cutie and Barrett who have done nothing but taken from and advantaged the people of this great land receiving such awards it debases them. We need to make the nominations committee more egalitarian and take it from politicians who will reward their cronies like the said Barrett. He’s another Stanford in the waiting. Have we not learned our lesson from that debacle

  2. These elected officials have replaced the Antiguan people with outsiders,I do not have a problem with foreigners,but they are using them to remain in office,they have accomplished this task,to the point that native antiguans are snubbed,disrespected and pushed to the side economically,socially and culturally,the economy is in the hands of the syrians and lebanese,Chinese seel our young people their denatured food,diabetes causing cancer causing shawarma,this island is eeally something,while our people remain asleep

  3. As far as I see baret running a modern day slave ring bringing people from the Philippines and working them for next to nothing , and still build an apartment complex to house these Philipinos and collecting rent from them , thats slavery, and they knighted that white son of a bitch , I’m so sorry for Antigua.

  4. Unlike most, I do not want to jump on the bandwagon in determining the merit or not of this knighthood. It is sad though that something as important as a knighthood is embedded in such political partisanship and national debate. Those who are selected to receive our country’s highest honour should have the backing and support of the vast majority of our citizens and their selection should be above and beyond reproach. Clearly people have very little confidence in the committee charged with the responsibility of making these selections. The politicization of the committee is regrettable.

  5. Another popular Caribbean phrase by the one and only Brixtonian:

    Benjamin ah fly high like a crow at present, but when he come down, de ants does still eat he.

    Translation for the Kowtowing Benjaminites:

    “When the mighty fall, they are disrespected by one and all …”

    There are so many more hardworking Antiguans that give up their free time, and more deserving of recognition than the Attorney General.


  6. Imagine a government Cabinet with 3 “Sirs” in it (and all acquired while in politics). Probably nowhere else in the world this could be true but Antigua.

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