UPP wants more duty-free shopping, establishes task force


The United Progressive Party (UPP) is to increase duty-free shopping throughout Antigua and Barbuda if elected to government.

Political Leader, Senator Harold Lovell said he has established a task force comprising members of the private and public sectors, to explore the possibilities of making duty free shopping island-wide, or to expand the duty free areas.

“This move will increase the country’s competitiveness and help to stimulate commercial activity, and to ensure growth in the business sector” Senator Lovell notes. 

The Political Leader said the establishment of the task force is just one aspect of the UPP’s preparation to retake the governance of Antigua and Barbuda.

The Party has proposed a TALENTS platform as its policy blueprint for a UPP Government. An integral part of the platform is a strong focus on the Economy.




  1. Shopping is key to differentiating our Tourism product. What we need is a way to brand and market all of our locally made products as part of our Tourism product. Many visitors are looking for authentic, unique, distinctive souvenirs and momentos, especially if they are tied-in to a local cause.
    Look at what St. Lucia has done. Browse through Saint Lucian goods and services are at http://www.exportall-saintlucia.com. At this virtual marketplace you will discover the extensive range of authentic products & services, from this bustling nature island in the Southern Caribbean.

    • You can’t be serious. You are asking the “Worst Finance Minister” such a question? Or maybe your question was rhetorical.

    • Begging? I think he is DREAMING of becoming PM real bad. Thing is I don’t know if the majority of the people in this blessed land of A&B would make his wish come true. But it is nice to dream …….

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