UPP Leader Harold Lovell laments Gaston Browne failing all Antiguans and Barbudans

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UPP leader Harold Lovell laments Gaston Browne’s failures.

He made the statement in response to the January 18 election date announced by Prime minister Gaston Browne last week.

Lovell said: “My Fellow Nationals, Citizens and Residents, the date of the General Election of 2023 has been named and the time – the time of redemption – is at hand.

My colleagues and I – fondly known to you as The Redeem Team – are grateful that God has been our helper and brought us, successfully, to this day.  We are also grateful for the support given to us by our Party, its Leadership and Executive, its Branches, and by the electorate who welcomed us and shared their longing for a change.

Well, the opportunity to make that change is here.  The appointed time is now.

The Antigua Labour Party has rushed into an eleventh-hour campaign that is distinguished – not by tangible accomplishments of the past eight years, nor by credible plans and policies for the next five – but by money qand excess that fly in the face of the people’s increasing deprivation, disappointment and disillusion.

With absolutely no shame – and with no apology – Prime Minister Gaston Browne is expecting you, the voter, to completely forget – or, at least, put aside – his failure over nearly nine years to deliver on his campaign promises.

From his early directive to you and your children to “cut cassie and bun coal; raise pigs, raise chickens,” he was telling you not to look to him to make your lives better.  And he did not.

At the same time, he was exhorting and encouraging his Cabinet colleagues to use their positions and their contacts as avenues to “creatively enrich” themselves.  And they did … as did he.

From the 2014 promise of “500 homes in 500 days,” and his call to construction industry workers to “sharpen your tools” and for 50 local contractors to step up to the plate to his most recent promise to settle the backpay owed to civil servants “by the end of the year,” Gaston Browne lied to you.

He promised you more than 30 major projects that would bring thousands of jobs and billions in investments, and what he delivered was nearly 100 loans – some still clouded in mystery.  The question remains, how can a government be broke after such excessive borrowing and collecting more than $11 billion in taxes?   Gaston Browne has failed you.

He has failed to improve our standard of living and sat on his hands as – deliberately, he watched our savings evaporate; our small businesses go under; as the former workers of Jolly Beach and LIAT slipped into anxiety and then desperation; as the still-too-high price of fuel at the pumps and the brutal hike in food prices pushes the middle-class into poverty and the poor into destitution… .  Gaston Browne has been the audience to the tragedy of our lives.

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  1. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all. Expect 2023 and beyond to continue bring prosperity for all who live and /or who are from this blessed nation of ours.

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    • @ TEAR-GAS-TON
      If i were you I would hide myself from the electorate for what YOU, CUTIE AND THE ABLP CABAL did to us ANTIGUANS on 8th AUGUST 2021. That is a day that will forever be etched in our minds. This is what THE TEAR-GAS DID TO US:
      -CAUSED BLURRED VISION
      -BURNING AND REDNESS OF OUR EYES
      -DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING
      -BURNING AND IRRITATION IN OUR MOUTH AND NOSE
      -NAUSEA AND VOMITING
      -TIGHT SENSATION IN MY CHEST LIKE A HEART ATTACK
      -CHOKING
      -BURNS
      -DAMAGE TO FACE AND HEAD
      -THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS CAN LEAD TO GLAUCOMA, BLINDNESS ETC
      That is what GASTON AND CUTIE AND HIS CABINET CAUSED TO US, and not one of his ministers has ever condemned him, but expect us to vote for them? HELL NO, I SAY VOTE DEM OUT!!!

      Athley Rodney on 08/08/2021 to Gaston and Cutie ‘should I proceed with the plan to tear gas the poor black hungry Antiguans and Barbudans?’

      Gaston and Cutie’s response to Rodney ‘Yes, teargas DEM RASIIS, make certain that you hurt them real badly, let them know that a we run things ya’

      Dem wicked evil and HEARTLESS Vagabonds.
      Their time is up. NEVER AGAIN MUST THEY RUN THIS COUNTRY. GET RID A DEM

    • @ Just Saying

      Like the flushable latrine y’all install at Fiennes institute for the elderly? The compassion or lack thereof of the ABLP is so sickening. I wish sometimes one of the mother’s of the ABLP cabal and their minions would be a patient up there to HAVE THE INDIGNITY thrust upon them and then you guys would know WHAT THIS WICKED GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN DOING TO THE ENTIRE POPULATION, pot hole roads, lack of sanitation at the hospital, the STINKING STATE OF THE CAPITAL- that is what you guys should be doing to find solutions for THE PEOPLE.
      ALL YOU GUYS CAN DO IS JUST ABUSE PEOPLE AND CALL THEM NAMES, NO SOLUTION WHATSOEVER.

  3. Lovell..Where is your Family ? Be Quiet until after the Xmas season. You are behaving INSANE. Watch the Hon.Gaston Browne and His Family. Merry Xmas Lovell.

    • @Phillp G. Lovell has an INVISIBLE WIFE. She exists in his imagination, not reality!!!

  4. I dont read the articles but headlines always negative about gaston browne. When i see that it means that the person is doing a good job. I always take the negative side. So Gaston Browne keep on doing what you are doing.

  5. @ Sandra, really. Gaston writes articles about himself and praises himself
    Gaston has done a god job at enriching himself and hating black people.

    WE GO VOTE OUT HIS AR*SE

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