UPP Political Leader Addresses Trade and Investment Conference as Part of Economic Revival Strategy

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UPP Political Leader, Harold Lovell was a featured speaker at the Upturn Funds Caribbean Investment Summit held in Barbados last weekend. Hosted by Leadership Axehead Consulting, this cutting edge investment solutions event featured government, private sector, investment and global leaders who presented customized solutions to address the socio-economic development needs of the Caribbean.
Job creation through strategic investment is high on the agenda, as the United Progressive Party (UPP) prepares its policies for the next general elections. The Party is therefore focused on strengthening investor relations by pursuing reputable partners and credible investment opportunities, as part of its Economic Revival Strategy to create thousands of jobs.
Accordingly, Lovell spent three days engaging regional and international investors and policymakers, who represent over US $5 Billion in investment potential for economic development throughout the Caribbean. Describing the conference as highly successful, Lovell presented the party’s investment prospectus on a number of key areas including: wellness tourism, agriculture and agri-business, affordable housing, renewable energy solutions, aviation and manufacturing. Conference attendees included leaders and investors from the US, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East. Also addressing the conference were several high level government officials, including two members of the US Congress, Yvette Diane Clarke and Dr. Mark Green, Hon. Sandra Husbands, M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Barbados and Hon. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba.
“The UPP will inspire a renewed sense of optimism to revive our struggling economy. In contrast to the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) that has failed to deliver any meaningful new projects over the last 8 years, the UPP is already doing proper due diligence to identify investors with a proven track record,” Lovell stated.  ”Antigua and Barbuda is in urgent need of industry diversification that will propel the private sector and provide viable alternatives to public-sector employment. The UPP is developing a solid plan for economic revival, to create a vibrant, dynamic and prosperous nation that will put citizens and residents back to work.”
Summary of the UPP’s Economic Revival Plan
– Industry diversification programs that will transform Antigua and Barbuda’s struggling economy.
– A new era of business confidence among stakeholders, to strengthen Antigua and Barbuda’s economy.
– Boosting private sector investment to create thousands of jobs.
– Tap into new trade corridors to create opportunities for small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in agriculture, education, health, sports, environment, housing, energy and infrastructure development.
– Reposition the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA) to facilitate greater foreign direct investment and bring equity to the investment playing field, by basing concessions, waivers and tax holidays on level of investment.

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Harold Lovell meets Congressman Mark Green at Upturn Funds Caribbean Investment Summit in Barbados
Photo Credits Kristopher Streek

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  1. 👍🏾👏🏾 Way to go Antigua and Barbuda’s next PM. You are already on the job and working for the people. UPP PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST! UPP THE ONLY CHOICE. WE GETTING RID OF ABLP ON
    ELECTION DAY. WE WANT HAROLD LOVELL GIVE US HAROLD LOVELL! CALL THE ELECTION NOW INCOMPETENT GB.

  2. A true leader, Harold Lovell.

    While Gaston ignores the hunger and joblessness of the people to chat F— every day on radio and Facebook, PM Harold Lovell is out continuing to seek investments to ensure we have jobs and economic recovery.

    We need UPP in Government to get some of these ALP failed projects brought back to life, to provide jobs and an economic shot in the arm… using the Investment Authority or however else:

    1. Sunny Hill Project (Resort in Falmouth/Bethesda area)
    2. Beaches Resort by Sandals Resorts
    3. Half Moon Bay Hotel
    4. Morris Bay / Callaloo Cay Project
    5. Hotel Resort on Pelican Island and Residences on Maiden Island
    6. Labahia Hotel Resort & Condominiums (Marble Hill Business Hotel) by WIOC
    7. Long Bay Hotel Resort by WIOC
    8. Valley Church Hotel Resort by WIOC/PDVSA
    9. Amazon Call Center at Five Islands
    10. Marriott Autograph Hotel at Yeptons
    11. Beach Club at Fort James by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    12. Renovation and Expansion of Halcyon Hotel
    13. Port Oasis Project at Side Hill
    14. NAMCO acquisition of Jolly Beach Hotel
    15. Best Western Hotel at Jolly Harbour
    16. Marriott Courtyard Airport Hotel
    17. Cedar Valley Golf Course Hotel
    18. Mike Tyson Hotel
    19. Bau Panel/UNOPS Project
    20. The Yida Project
    21. Willoughby Bay Project
    22. Western Imperial Special Economic Zone (WISEZ)
    23. Brova Idea Pearl Hotel – Partly Underwater Hotel
    24. USD $300 Million Hotel from Investors in Holland
    25. Paradise Found (Barbuda)
    26. Armand Hotel (Barbuda)

  3. Lovell will get the job done. He is thorough and will ensure that all the all the ts are crossed when negotiating contracts. Enough of the empty promises and no action. Like Lester say “all they do is chat.”

  4. Here we go!!
    1. Watch ABLP “tief” UPPs initiatives!
    2. Listen out for PM Gaston Brown’s negative critique and excuses for why ABLP either did not attend or present their position first!!

    Fellow Antiguans and Barbudans, if we don’t wake up and rod our nation of this cancer (ABLP), we will have nothing left!! We will be inhabitants of a place we call home but not participant nor beneficiaries!!

    Wicked set arh people!! Let’s vote ABLP out!!

    UPP and Harrold Lovell have the master plan to turn things around!!!

  5. YESSSSSSSS
    YESSSSSSSS
    YESSSSSSSS
    In the meantime, Gaston sit in his radio station and curse people.

    Many of Gaston investors are in jail.

    Peter Virdee, Saab Moran, Xiao Jianhua

  6. The UPP desperately wants to make Lovell profile look good in the public. The ten years he was in government he has no track record of being invited to speak at any international forum. Unlike our present Prime Minister Gaston Browne who is wanted everywhere to speak on almost any issue and chair many forums. He was the Caricom spoke person and leading negotiator on D-Risking. He is the Chair and Spoke person for SIDS on Climate change, He now chairs the OECS Insurance committee and leads the fight to have Trinidad pay up the balance of the agreement made as they liquidate the CLICO debacle. Many have invited him to speak on his philosophy of Entrepreneurial Socialism. I mean Lovell, wheel and come again. You cannot wear the shoes that Gaston has on. They are just too big for you. And since Mia Motley was not at the conference, it must be some low level one. It would be good if you guys could publish the script of his contribution. I’m sure it would be good for comic relief.

    • You either have dementia or need rasperol. In any case go back to your rocking chair and change your Depends.

    • @ From the Sideline – your Gaston Browne surely like to be heard and seen and to be the noisiest wherever he goes, but what are the resulting benefits to 🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda. Ehh
      Gaston is nothing but an EMPTY VESSEL.
      He is a Big Pappy Show locally, regionally and internationally.

      • Yeah, you saw the big Pappy Show being Guest of Honor by India’s 40 Grand parade celebrating their 75th Independence.
        https://antiguanewsroom.com/pm-attends-40th-grand-parade-of-india-s-75th-independence-in-new-york-as-guest-of-honour/

        https://antiguanewsroom.com/why-eco-fugitives-prefer-the-caribbean-2/
        Prime Minister Gaston Browne attends World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE
        The Summit, being chaired by H.E. Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, H.E. Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and Future and H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, will see Prime Minister Browne participating in the Global Energy Forum where he will lead discussions on Our Rising Blue Waters: Government Combatting Climate Change. The discussion will also include The Hon. Wayel Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles and His Excellency Faisal Naseem, Vice President of Maldives.

        These are just a few to mention.
        Harold cannot stand in this man’s shoes. He cannot even tie the laces.

          • Do you need to be reminded of the things India did for Antigua? Like in the beginning of Covid, how many vaccines did we not get from them? And grants before Covid. The UAE gave us many grants to build a school. The reason why you do not know these things is because you have no gratitude whatsoever for the gifts we received.

  7. This is for Gaston Browne
    Yo TOP DAWG aka the man who has a record of of 26 failures with a Cabinet full of people with degrees. How is it that Harold can be engaging with investors while you are not.
    How is it that you find joy in belittling people but you can’t find respectable people to invest in this country.
    WHERE ARE YOUR SOLUTIONS TOP DAWG. You curse because that is the only thing you are good at.

    BTW: Where did you graduate from. Can we see a picture of you degree

  8. Being in opposition is truly a batsman paradise. By the was was this another REALNEWS production. It reads like it, it smells like it, it sounds like it with all the spin to promote UPP.

    • You are mistaken. The biggest opposition production is still YIDA. Gaston turned trash to treasure. At least that was the plan. Yes Gaston got some campaign money in his pocket, but YIDA has become the laughing stock of the Caribbean. The $2billion dollar investment turned out to be a Fictional Game of Monopoly.

      • @ Party Police 678

        lol @ your comments to ‘just saying’ …’the biggest production is still YIDA’, that the UPP identified as a HOAX and where the brilliant, BRIGHT UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF THE ABLP WERE DUPED!!!
        WHAT A THING!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. Mia Motley wasn’t there but two members of the US Congress were in attendance. Low level Conference indeed. Labourites must just have something to say.

    • And what does that say. I remember Stanford holding an economic forum in Antigua and brought a plane load of US Congress men and women to Antigua to speak to Baldwin. It means nothing. Unless their title is speaker of the house or Speaker of the Senate. Like Nancy Pelosi turning up in Taiwan.

  10. The Barbados Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister attended the Conference. When a PM has confidence in his/her team they know how to delegate. Not like Gaston Browne like a pot spoon in every pot.

  11. https://www.leadershipaxeheadconference.com/about-us
    You cannot find much about this venture Capital Firm called “Upturn Funds Venture Capital”.
    No Website
    On a business trip to Guyana, an ambassador and a venture capitalist met and started discussing how together they could help implement government policies through business development. This became Upturn Funds Caribbean. We have merged Dr. Thomas’s political and regulatory skills with Mr. D’angelis-Mendes’s business venture spirit and a multi-talented team, to create projects for the world that are the most effective for business and public interests.

  12. When will he address the BOUNCE CHECKS?
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    • @ SHERFIELD BOWEN SHOT TESSA BARTHLEY

      HYPOCRITICAL ABLP MINIONS

      THE GREATEST WRITER OF BOUNCED CHEQUES IS YOUR ST PAUL REPRESENTATIVE, THE BIG SCAMP. HE MAY NOT BE DOING IT NOW BECAUSE THE ENRICHMENT SCAM IS IN OPERATION, BUT ONCE A BOUNCE CHEQUER WILL ALWAYS BE A BOUNCE CHEQUER.
      YOU GUYS HAVE NO SHAME. FROM POVERTY WHEN THE UPP BAILED GASTON OUT WITH RENT TO NOW HIGWAY NEPOTISM, GOD IS NOT SLEEPING, JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU GUYS HAVE CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN BECAUSE IT WILL PASS ON TO THE SECOND THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION.

  13. Why does King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe and LIPSTICK HAG continue to snub and push around the Hon. Jamale Pringle, the DULY ELECTED LEADER of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition????

    Don’t they have any confidence in MASKses and CA-CAPA-TI-TAH???

  14. So now the truth has been revealed and another UPP lie exposed. Lovell was NOT the featured speaker at that conference. The Featured Speaker was Hon. Sandra Husbands, M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Barbados. Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive.

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