UPP Gratified by Government’s Adoption of Lovell’s Policy on Work Permits and Waits to See Implementation

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Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), is gratified to see the Browne Administration adopt another of the Party’s plans – this time the removal of the work-permit requirement for nationals of CARICOM and the Dominican Republic.

 

That decision, which is contained within the UPP’s “One Caribbean” policy, was announced right after the New Year opened; carried in the press on Tuesday; and ventilated by Lovell on Thursday night at the political rally held in the City East constituency.

 

Its adoption by the Labour Party Government is accepted by the UPP as validation of its Political Leader’s vision and ideas and proof that it is the UPP who is poised to take this country to an elevated level.

 

It proves, as well, that the UPP’s policies will NOT bankrupt the country, as the ALP contends, since the Browne Administration already has adopted our proposals on fuel-price reductions and a revision of the minimum wage, albeit in disappointing quantums.

 

Meanwhile, despite the ALP Government’s declaration, today, that these categories of residents will be exempted from requiring work permits, the UPP has its reservations about its implementation of the policy.

 

Residents will recall that, on the eve of the 2018 General Election, Prime Minister Gaston Browne claimed he would remove the payment of ABST from eyeglasses and funeral expenses. To date, however, this has not been done.

 

Further, the memories of how the non-national community was used in previous elections –  only to be deprived of the six-month work-permit waiver promised in 2014 and then rewarded with a sudden and brutal hike in work-permit and Extension-Form fees after 2018 – have not faded.

 

In this current instance, the UPP can only hope the ALP Government has not filched Mr. Lovell’s plans simply to deceive these members of the immigrant community and secure votes by dishonesty.

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to the ABLP led admin for allowing UPP to cog a plan, so ABLP can negate the political negatives on this (now consensus) move. Why is UPP so easily played? Their supporters like Mary John now feel betrayed. It reminds of their statement that the ABLP had destroyed small biz, then their small biz tour/pullup proves(Lovell: ” “I am amazed by the large number of small businesses that we discovered.”) their statement is a lie.

    • @ spin as much as you like 20 men.

      The ABLP is totally VOID of IDEAS.

      Harold is a visionary; you guys just COG, COG, COG, with impunity.

      You guys have no shame whatsoever 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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    • TENMAN I must say now with the BS that you have written that you are clearly losing it. The blind and deaf in the country can see and hear that Gaston and the ALP is now adopting all of the policies of the UPP. They did it with the water containers and now they have done it with the elimination of work permits just to cite 2 examples. TENMAN you like to talk about archives so please go back to your archives and tell us the policies that the ALP adopted from the UPP prior to the 2018 election. It seems as if your Party is devoid of ideas.

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      • @Tabor here is another doublespeak – UPP: “Simon needs only resign if and when he is elected is our reading of the constitution.. the rules are unconstitutional “. A day later, resignation(not properly edited) letter submitted.

        • TENMAN once Simon resigns before 18 January, 2023 he is fine. That is my reading of section 39 (1) (g) of the Constitution. When he wins and Gaston and the ALP files an election petition to challenge his election the Court will decide.

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    • Harold Lovell is running Antigua and Barbuda from the outside. The government is so devoid of ideas that they have a team that’s eagerly monitoring this man for any announcement he makes. Proof that he merits the job.

  2. UPP hate NON NATIONALS / FOREIGNERS. UPP sent home so many NON NATIONALS WHEN UPP was in in POWER. The following is ERIC ( THE RED ) polling.

    RESULTS OF 2023 election in ANTIGUA. / BARBUDA. JANUARY 18th. 2023

    ABLP. WIN ALL. 17 SEATS

    UPP 00 SEAT ( 12 CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

    DNA. 00. SEAT ( ALL CANDIDATES LOSE DEPOSITS )

    BPM. 00. SEAT

    ASOT MICHAEL ( INDEPENDENT). 00 SEAT.

    MASSIVE LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR ABLP.

    On January 19th BRIXTONIAN and CHARLES TABOR will be running around ANTIGUA NAKED as They born , cannot take the pressure.

    • @ ERIC

      YOU ARE SLIGHTLY MISTAKEN.

      ABLP WILL WIN ALL 18 SEATS, INCLUDING THE ONE IN REDONDA.

      WHO REPRESENTS ABLP IN THAT CONSTITUENCY AGAIN?

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  3. LYAD Harold Lovell ran away from debating Hon. GASTON BROWNE and JOANNE MASSIAH because Harold cannot take His LYAD note book to the debate. This shows that Harold cannot remember His LIES. WHAT A SHAME.

    • @ PHILLIP G

      You need to understand politics 101:

      The PARTY BEHIND will ALWAYS want a debate, A BEY LOVELL NAR DEBATE GASTON NOR THE LIARD LABOUR PARTY.
      Go and cry on your pillow, cry cry baby 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢. Let Gaston release the Article 4 IMF reports and I will get Mr Knight to debate him, lol

  4. The PM has always stated that as part of his inclusivity he is prepared to look at what the opposition brings forward and adopt based on merit. Coincidentally this one comes on the heels of an election.

    Gaston is true to word. #UPPNEARGA on the other hand just criticise everything the government does that it has come up with.

    • @ Just Saying

      Stop your S_IT and stop patronising us.

      Just say what it is. You all COG UPP’s policies ALL THE TIME and yet criticise their candidates and leader.
      YOU GUYS HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME WHATSOEVER

  5. Labour party is in shambles. Dem cog and lie.

    Gaston was literally just telling them if they here two months and can’t find a job gwarn go back home.

    Hope no foreigner will be fooled by this. They had TWO terms in office to do this and they never even considered it until UPP declared they would eliminate it.

    In fact, they HIKED the work permit fees. That is the heart of this government to foreigners.

    UPP can stay from outside and see you all struggling and have plans to embrace you here. Pick sensibly jack.

  6. That’s exactly what they are doing….stealing all UPP plans and policies.

    Where are the likes of tenman, sidelines and bluddy joke to at least compliment the UPP and it’s visionary leader and candidates.

    I guess their mute button is on!!

    • @copy cat. You hava blind, because the very first comment (January 8, 2023 At 8:44 am) today was mine. Come election day (18th) just remember to go and x out the red candidate. Press hard to show your anger

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    • @ PHILIP G

      E Z Man – its just politics

  8. UPP’s Kingpin/Spokesperson/Ambassador/Bruce Goodwin

    “The first suggestion would be that we SEARCH THE COMMUNITIES and ALL THOSE NON-NATIONALS, and we can get to them through the immigration system who are not working, who are not gainfully contributing to our economic system and our social system, they should be repatriated. They should be SENT HOME NOW without any further adieu!!!

    As I say we have been very welcoming. They have come here. They coould never have achieve in JAMAICA And GUYANA what they have achieved here in Antigua. I know Jamaica very well, I have lived there. I know GUYANA very well, I have travelled there on many occasions. IF YOU KNOW THE AMOUNT OF PAUPERS IN JAMAICA and in GUYANA”

  9. @Sad but true
    Gaston says that 50% of the population are non nationals. Some of them brought their violent culture with them. Why you think he let them in? To hope they vote for him and continue his plan of being a for life dictator like Papa Doc. If you are a native Antiguan, you don’t have a country. Our peaceful way of life is gone.

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