Tabor says that Browne Administration’s promises on water appear to be stuck in the pipeline


REAL NEWS: Damani Tabor, public relations officer of the United Progressive Party (UPP), says the Gaston Browne Administration’s promises on water seem to be stuck in the pipeline.

Tabor recalls that, over a year ago, Prime Minister Browne said the water issues would be resolved in 90 days.

But this is far from being reality, with the country’s water problems being discussed again, last Wednesday, during the weekly Cabinet meeting.

At present, there are complaints that water delivery is sporadic – with some communities not getting the precious commodity for days or even weeks – and that the colour and smell are unacceptable.

He recalls, too, that Browne had accused the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) workers of sabotaging the water-distribution system, and he wonders whether this is still the case the Executive is making.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet is promising that another Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant will be constructed on Barbuda and that an important piece of equipment for the Ffryes facility –which has been taken offline – should be on island early this week.

But Tabor says the people deserve better than the continued piecemeal announcements outlined in the Cabinet Notes.

Residents need to know why the Administration has failed to give APUA management and staff adequate support, allowing them to meet the timelines they announce but keep pushing back, the UPP spokesman says.

The Administration has cited broken pipes as one reason for the challenges with water delivery to various communities; but Tabor is asking why these pipes have not been replaced, to date, when a Barbadian company was expected to be contracted to deal with the issue.

Tabor wants to know what has become of this plan, and opines that the Browne Administration is making jokes with the people.

In the meantime, the public relations officer commends APUA’s management and staff for doing their best with the limited resources at their disposal.

He says they are on the ball, but the Government has failed to give them the support that is required.

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  1. Wow! Gaston ‘$300 Million Dollar’ Browne caught lying again. Who would have thought that!!!

    I recall doing a daily countdown on his promise for a country wide water supply system last year, just to prove that he was being economical with the truth – and so it proved.

    I said at the time that it was just an electioneering gimmick; and if it wasn’t, why haven’t Antiguans got water up till now?

    Well highlighted Mr Tabor, like you say “he making jokes with the people”

  2. ANR that photo of PINOCCHIO is too close to he nose. Guess a nar abs manager wan are u use de worst picture fah 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

    Look like wan real PINOCCHIO fu chew. A who PINOCCHIO a support dis time fu party leader? He gah try fu be Chairman again??? U tink the 💄 🐖 🐷 🐽 go step aside fu dis likkle PINOCCHIO boy fu tek she spat? 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  3. 500 homes in 500 days
    Ablp 17-0
    No one will be forced to be vaccinated if they don’t wish to
    An educated, pathological liar should never be trusted

  4. Panampanana said so in he calypso for Police Week “Promoses ans promises, for over 3 life times, de promises still stuck in de pipelines”

  5. Anytime I hear ANY politician speak of water woes I just have to shake my head.

    I have written in many times and have posted the same point. I have been fortunate to have lived long enough and can say without doubt that the water problems we now face, we had under Lester, Baldwin, AND Gaston.

    I think it’s laughable that any party can criticize another when the problem was exactly the same when they were in power.

    • @ Same problem, m; ALL parties

      37, thirty-seven years vs 10 years is no valid comparison, so u chatting CHIT you MINION.

      Compare like for like, like for example, how many flourishing projects UPP left the ABLP after just 10 years, and how the ABLP has not brought the nearly 30 projects promised to the country.

      • You beat me to it @ 37 years vs 10. Well highlighted!

        I’ve said time and time again (add infinitum), that after 40 years of Birdism and Browneism Antigua & Barbuda should have had a fully functioning island wide water supply system.

        Yet, the ABLP supporters keep bringing Baldwin Spencer’s UPP into the equation, when there was never going to be enough time, unless they had 40 long years in office. Simple really!


        Ah bwoy, here we go, in 3, 2, 1 … 😁

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