The prospects for Antigua and Barbuda are real, and the future is bright if sound government and visionary leadership continue

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The prospects for Antigua and Barbuda are real, and the future is bright if sound government and visionary leadership continue

 JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 1stJanuary, 2023……..Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has called on citizens and residents of Antigua and Barbuda to make the right decision entering the New Year in charting the way forward for Antigua and Barbuda.

He said that the economy of Antigua and Barbuda, as projected by United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC has grown by a whopping 8.3 percent, surpassing almost all countries in the region.  This he said is due to sound government and creative policies implemented by his administration.

The country’s leader pointed out that the nation is now at a pivotal moment as troubling global circumstances have not subsided.  He said to combat these challenges, the country requires tried, tested and successful leadership and government.

“We have before us a fork in the road, and a decision of which path to take. One path was risked before with disastrous consequences, including economic failure, represented by a 25 percent decline in the economy and high unemployment; bank failure which cost taxpayers over $300 million to resolve; fiscal failure that included burdensome debt with over 50 percent in arrears; the imposition of personal income tax; late payments of salaries & wages, and social security pensions; and expanded poverty,” he pointed out.

He noted that all of this occurred under the UPP government with Harold Lovell as the Minister of Finance

“The other path is the one that has always taken our nation to higher heights of employment, economic growth, and development; that has attracted investments; improved health services; expanded education facilities; increased home, car and business ownership; more than doubled water production; delivered high speed broadband facilities; created opportunities for all; and – most significantly – successfully lifted us up as a nation,” stated Prime Minister Browne.

He remarked that it was the high performance Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Administration that has achieved growth and development for Antigua and Barbuda.

He was also quick to point out that in a matter of weeks, Antiguans and Barbudans will be called upon to make a choice between the established economic success of the ABLP administration and the proven financial failure of the UPP and Harold Lovell.

“The UPP choice is worse this time.  Not one of the UPP aspirants to office, has any proven successful track record in government, in financial administration and in economic competence,” he said.

Prime Minister Browne said that risking the UPP, is risking retrogression and the country’s future, as well as the future of the nation’s children.

“For just as it took years to recover the country from the last UPP government, so it will take years to rebuild what we would lose,” he pointed out, concluding that, “the prospects are real, and the future is bright if sound government and visionary leadership continue.”

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10 COMMENTS

    • @ DO NOT TAKE A CHANCE WITH THIS MAN

      GASTON- JUST SHUT THE HELL UP

      RIGHT NOW ANYTHING BETTER THAN YOU AND THE WICKED ABLP.

      AT LEAST THE UPP NAR USE TEAR GAS PAN PEOPLE

      NAR SEND HOME NOBODY FOR TWO MONTHS WITHOUT PAY
      YOU NEED TO BE GOTTEN RID OF

  1. The future cannot be bright with you Gaston and the ALP. What we will have if you become government again is NEXT LEVEL Retrogression.

  2. Five more years for this visionary competent government to take this country to the next level.

  3. Gaston ‘Thomp You in Your Face’ Browne, you forgot to put on your boxing gloves 🥊🥊 in your New Year address.

    Can’t wait till you’re gone; it’ll be one of the GREATEST celebrations in Antigua’s history!

    DON’T LET THE DOOR 🚪 HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT ON THE 18TH OF JANUARY …

  4. Gaston, you lie. You too damn lie. You see how man does tell lie. To get your vote and there piece of the pie.

    Me want them lock you up, the alphabet boys bring you up. Show you how justice wuk. So you can stop dem lies from coming out.

    You lie. You too damn lie.

  5. I bring your attention to paragraph number two. Lines 1 through 5. One Question, over what period are you referring to the rate of growth of the economy?

  6. Take all of these 11th hour promises and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Tell us the real story about the Africans and how much you are being paid to be a part of this human trafficking scheme?

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