UPP rejects ALP’s attempt to distract public from Michael’s revelations about PM Browne

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UPP rejects ALP’s attempt to distract public from Michael’s revelations about PM Browne 
The United Progressive Party (UPP) notes, with interest, the attempts of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) to change the discussion engendered by the New Year’s Day presentation of Mr. Asot Michael, former MP for St. Peter.
The UPP – like all of Antigua and Barbuda – is well aware of the close personal and political relationship enjoyed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Mr. Michael for decades, including the latter’s acknowledged role in Mr. Browne’s  elevation within their party and the country.
Accordingly, we have no reason to doubt that Mr. Michael knows of what he speaks and – further – that his straightforward assertions are backed by evidence.
However, instead of directly addressing Mr. Michael’s statements about the Prime Minister’s conduct and his alleged murky financial transactions and  business deals,  the ALP has chosen to engage in deflection.
Mr. Michael, from all appearances, has been waging an effective campaign as an Independent candidate; not as a contender on the UPP’s ticket.
Our campaign – since September 2020 – has been, and is being, managed by ourselves and funded by our individual and corporate supporters; and our successes at the polls will be credited to the early and extensive work put in by our Candidates.
The voters are well aware of our efforts,  as proven by their receptiveness to our campaign and their acknowledgement that the UPP will bring about the change they so desire.
Their support will not be undermined by the ALP’s pitiful attempts to conflate the United Progressive Party’s campaign and future governance with that of Mr. Michael.
Clearly, Prime Minister Browne cannot manfully answer Mr. Michael’s accusations. If he could, then the ALP would not be seeking to cover his rear with this flimsy cloth of concocted collusion.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. “Clearly, Prime Minister Browne cannot manfully answer Mr. Michael’s accusations. If he could, then the ALP would not be seeking to cover his rear with this flimsy cloth of concocted collusion”.

    This is so true. It is clear that Asot knows what he is talking about.

    A vote for any labour party candidate is a vote for gaston browne.

    Do not vote for labour party candidates (I am talking about all labour party candidates in all 17 constituencies).

  2. I would love Gaston ‘self-enrichment’ Browne to fully explain to Antiguans how he accumulated such vast wealth for himself; his immediate family; cabinet ministers and his cronies; and yet, he wasn’t able to achieve the same MONETARY wealth for Antigua & Barbuda?

    How strange when you really think 🤔 about it!

    Our Prime Minister knows that his GIG is up soon, and all he is now doing is reverting to deflectionary tactics and continuous ‘dead cat’ narratives.

    If Gaston responds to Asot Michael’s allegation I will be very surprised, because this attestation of financial impropriety is one serious proclamation! Damn!!!

    And as we all know GASSY LOVE LITIGATION bad, bad, bad! So why doesn’t he take Asot Michael to court?

    VERY STRANGE INDEED …

  3. “Clearly, Prime Minister Browne cannot manfully answer Mr. Michael’s accusations. If he could, then the ALP would not be seeking to cover his rear with this flimsy cloth of concocted collusion.”

    The handwriting is on the wall!! He who thinks he is more shrewd and ensconced as “World Boss” is unraveling and grasping at straws!! A cell at 1738 may soon be traded for one prepared by the UD State Department and the global court of disgraced Prime Minister!!

    • DISGUSTED you are so correct. Gaston needs to be a man and not a sissy and respond to Asot’s damning allegations. The pathetic and nonsensical Press Release from the ALP will not suffice. Instead of deflecting and trying to argue that Asot is funding the UPP and is a member of the Party, please present a sensible response to Asot’s new message. By the way, Gaston when you get the courage to respond I want to hear about your involvement in the Odebrecht scandal.

  4. Gaston Browne will try anything to distract right now. He is terrified that if he don’t win the election, he will go to jail. He is obviously scared about Asot exposing him any further.

    For Gaston to loose the election, he has to loose the seats. Please people don’t vote for an ABLP candidate assuming that you’re not voting for Gaston. A vote for any ABLP member is a vote for Gaston Browne.

  5. Proverbs 29: 2, 16 – When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
    When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

    The dishonourable Gaston Browne is like what Proverbs 30: 20 says -Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

  6. People! People! People! Look at the source of questioning one’s wealth trying to infer corruption…..Isn’t that the same person who was accused of setting up a company as a middle man to swindle the citizenry of A & B, who was also accused of been involved in some $10,000.00 a month kickback of funds from APUA rental to another politician? I am not condoning corruption of any kind when politicians and their cronies have enrich themselves and ANY GOVERNMENT will have to continue paying down on those debts. Not sure why the MP was let go from his ministerial position as the explanation given to the public seems a little flimsy because there was no charge only detained. There seems to be more to the fall out than what is revealed the public. Is it that the PM looked back at his track record, bad play the MP of SPN in the leader of opposition vote, turn on his so called adoptive father, or as the saying goes “tief nah lub c odda tief wid lang bag” (something like that) or he was just used by the PM for a special purpose. Is the PM’s wealth that he speaks of a debt to the Nation where if and when a new government take over the citizenry will have to continue to pay down hence late pay to public servants, lack of daily water supply, necessities at our public hospital and our APUA taking FULL control of our Electricity production? All politicians read and act from the same script/handbook.

  7. “The voters are well aware of our efforts, as proven by their receptiveness to our campaign and their acknowledgement that the UPP will bring about the change they so desire.”

    To publicly declare (publish in Observer) candidates and their immediate family net worth before getting their Ministerial Portfolios. Assets like the “Mr. W. Williams and the Golden Grove Investment” are to be declared as well.

  8. Well he told my friend she can’t get laptop cuz she na register n when she go register she had to send her receipt via WhatsApp to his ppl. He is a transactional guy and they don’t seem to grasp that about disco dumpling.

  9. From day one when Gaston Browne entered into politics, he declared his wealth year after year. At one point the UPP were so jealous they wanted to question how he was able to build such wealth. And he did explain it. But rather than listen to the answer they kept on asking the question time after time. Which tells me they were not interested in the answer. Being jealous of someone else’s wealth would not do you any good. Try to make your own. If there is one person’s wealth to question, it’s Asot wealth. Cause we know he is an unscrupulous person. That is why he was fired from the Gaston Browne administration. That shows you the integrity of the PM. He doesn’t want someone like Asot to contaminate his legacy. Like he did Lester Bird’s legacy. And some of us also know that the DEA had him on their radar and Lester is the one who protected him from being deported. Just like Gaston is now protecting him from being deported to England by not waiving his diplomatic status. But again, I do believe that this is a great error on the PM’s part. Even when he protected John Ashe and by extension Baldwin Spencer, Edmund Mansoor and others to be implicated in the very same passport scam from the Chinese woman. The money trail lead straight to the bank account of Mansoor and the then PM Spencer. And as they say, follow the money.

    • Please FROM THE SIDELINE just stop talking nonsense about Gaston declaring his assets every year. Even if he did to some extent, the assets that his son, his wife, his son’s mother and others acquired for him were not disclosed. Ask him about Odebrecht and providing evidence that the $3 million obtained by Casroy James, for some high level politician as a beneficiary, was returned.

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