United Progressive Party Delays Leadership Convention Pending St Mary’s South By-Election Outcome


The United Progressive Party (UPP) is poised for its biennial convention, contingent upon the St Mary’s South by-election result, according to acting leader Jamale Pringle.

Scheduled for October 24, the by-election prompted a UPP press conference with candidate Kelvin Simon, who resigned earlier in June.

The primary goal, as Pringle emphasized, is reinstating Simon to the House of Representatives. Simon stepped down as a Member of Parliament due to concerns about a potentially protracted election petition questioning the legality of his December 2022 nomination while serving in the Ministry of Education.

His political adversary, Dwayne George, a former UPP ally, is now running on the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party ticket.

Pringle, succeeding Harold Lovell, who resigned post-general election loss, faces competition from Pearl Quinn-Williams and St John’s Rural West MP Richard Lewis for the UPP leadership.


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  1. Pearl???? 🤨😨😧😧😦😲😯

    Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn??? A joark are your mek!!! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  2. As much as the worst has been said about Pringle…he will remain political leader of the U.P.P….. he will defeat Richard Lewis who is a better choice…but the votes will go Pringle’s way.
    Hope there’s no interference from Harold Lovell …he is very still an influential figure in the party….Harold let Pringle takes this on his own merit ..let him proved that he is the leader the party needs to transform it from it’s jurassic state…
    Wish all three runners all the best.

  3. Richard Lewis wife is a JAMAICAN and for that Gisele can’t stand him! She will contiue to do all in her power to UNDERMINE him AGAIN! UPP hates “foreigners” and Richard wife is hated by them eltist upp people because of who he choose to love.

    Mr. Byam talk to your people about their xenophobia

    • The difference in this instance is that the UPP will have a convention but NERO will not entertain any such thought in his Dictatorship and not one of you dare say anything about it.

  4. Hmmm, stop lying! Tell you party to go clean up the huge mess they have Antigua in and keep out of Upp business! I hear none of them want back Gaston. Think hard on that!

  5. Editor where is the photo of the lone FEMALE? Please don’t be sexist and chauvanistic. She is know for having a PISS POOR PERFORMANCE REVIEW at the bank, but her photo deserves to be included.

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