UPP promises millions in new investment and thousands of new jobs if elected

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Lovell sit with colleagues at Vision Forum

The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) said it will unveil a US$300 million dollar project immediately upon returning to office at the next general election.

Party leader Harold Lovell made the announcement at the UPP’s Vision Forum held on Thursday.

“We are going to have in Antigua a US$ 300 million investment in a major hotel and I can tell you with all certainty that agreement will be signed and finalised shortly after we are elected when that election is called,” Lovell told a crowd of mainly party supporters.

He did not name the hotel investment but said it would create about 1,500 jobs directly and indirectly.

“We will have another project, US$122 million, that will be in the export (business) and that will create 1,185 jobs; and that too is a project that will come on stream very shortly after we take office,” Lovell added

The UPP leader said a new housing project for which discussions are already underway will also create jobs if his party wins.

He said a UPP government will also place emphasis on building entrepreneurs at every level.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. FROM THE VERY INCEPTION OF THE UPP THEY HAVE PROMISED ALOT BUT, HAS GIVEN LITTLE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRY. NOW WITH THE LIKES OF WILMOUTH DANIEL AS DEPUTY LEADER , CAN WE LOOK FOR ANY BETTER THAN WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN TWO TERMS ? ARE WE LOOKING FOR MORE TROUBLE THAN WHAT THEY COST/ CAUSED US THE LAST TIME?

  2. PROMISES!!! PROMISES!!! They knew and we knew could not be delivered!
    As Seen in the ABLP Manifesto (Some of them we don’t even talk about any more)

    500 HOMES IN 500 Days
    Water in 14 Days
    15 GROUND FAKINGS IN 3 Years
    4-LANE HIGHWAYS
    NEW SEWAGE SYSTEM IN ST. JOHN’S
    BARBUDA AIRWAYS
    Cost of Living Allowance for Pensioners
    Reduce cost of LIAT Fares
    YOUTH Council
    No taxes = increase in MBS, SS and UBT (job killing)
    Micro credit for Entrepreneurs

  3. Why wait until next election, if all this is for the good of the people why should it wait, credit will still be yours. It’s like, put me in charge and things will be good and if not then I’m not willing to help you.
    If any of these parties have any interest in good for people why wait for an election to do it? If the ABLP won’t allow you to get these projects going then they will answer to the people so what’s the excuse?

  4. Young Business would an Opposition have the budget, resources or authority to implement any of the above projects? I think an Opposition can mobilize the community in conjunction with an NGO, and clean up the environment etc. But what you are proposing, I could be wrong, but how could the Opposition accomplish any of these things?

    • While I don’t disagree with you, if a major hotel brand wanted to invest in Antigua why do they need certain people to be in charge? What are they being promised? More ridiculous tax cuts and exemptions? Government policies will not change overnight. This is not about red blue. Every election the opposition has investors outside the door waiting for their friends to be in charge. Yida was signed shortly after and up to now……… Promises Promises.

  5. IRONY: After all of the injunctions and motions that were filed, the ABLP will convict Asot Michael and others WITHOUT the Linquist Report. The Metropolitan Police did all of the investigative work for us for FREE. That is how karma works.

  6. imagine some people actually support ablp it stands for corruption. …ablp did promise a lot what have they brought to the table….yes i see another pink building going up for more government rentals just crazy and poor people vote for ablp. …name one thing the alp have doe for the poor people. ..upp took the pension up,school meals program just two i will name and be mind full it was just ten years. ….ablp in power for over 40 years name 1 u can’t. ..

  7. I cant get my hands on it…HOW PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR HOMES AND GO VOTE FOR CORRUPT LABOUR PARTY AFTER I HEARD THE TAPES THAT WAS THE LAST STRAW THESE PEOPLE ARE EVIL NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY

  8. @Stan Richards I can bet you working for the housing projects I know y u speak like that but deep down you know better and if u a godly man you would not vote for this party that is against poor people and for ministers enriching them selves

  9. UPP was the most inept government Antigua have experience in its history-so far… Are the supporters suffers from parasitic brain…Do you all think right thinking Antiguans and Barbudans will forget their governance? NO–WAY!!!

    • so true …its like they forget what people went through

      i cannot people will say ablp has not done anything for Antigua

      who were in power for 30 years

      so tell me in 30 years your ll cannot see one thing the ablp administration did.

      i guess Antigua got to be developed by upp 10 year reign

      the schools hospital public market medical benefits all they were build under UPP AND LIST GOES ON AND ON

      YOURLL ANTIGUA TOO NASTY

  10. LMAO!!! Lovell mussa tink Antigua neargah n’yam fooly bush are jink Cooks Pan wartah!!! Murdah me belly. LMAO!!! A yah e day!!

  11. Me hope so because thw last time, i had to endure harassment galore from St. John’s Development ( I’m still actively doing business with n The Police who were given directive to harass me. I’m a local Gray’s Farm man who has a vision of Owning my own Business. I’m for Antigua & Barbuda. So far it has proven far easier to Operate a Small Business under ABLP. My endeavor is to Blossom like an Ever Green Tree

  12. Wait is this the same stan Richard than beat all these police and drink so much rum and alway in problem with the law talking about he is Christian now well i will u this stan politics is yr christian not the god we serve pls stan stop. Used god as hide and seek stop it now we all know u love hand out long time it nothing new to the people around u if any one want to know more about stan go in village and ask who is stan Richard and what his past like and who is now they will tell u he is the same old person

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