VIDEO: Cost of living tops list of concerns for residents


The Antigua News Room crew visited the West Bus Station Tuesday and spoke to residents of Antigua and Barbuda on the issues that affected them most – the cost of living, wages, infrastructure and so much more.

Although many people were approached, several cited fear of reprisal as a reason for not wanting to appear on camera. Some residents said outright that they do have issues but refused to air them because they didn’t want to publicly criticise the ruling administration.

Here is what the residents had to say:

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    • The streets in St John’s are filled mostly with non-nationls. We Antiguans are in the minority. Every time I visited St John’s, I would asked myself ‘Where are the Antiguans gone?’

  1. Solution for all foreigners that were interviewed, go back to your well organized, well managed and better economy country. They need you there for better salaries, better cost of living and better coricular activities for your children. YOU DON’T CRITICIZE THE HAND THAT TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!

  2. That woman that talking about house rent too high n some1 in authority should come in and value ppl house. Woman u better go back a Guyana whats wrong with u ?? You know how much for materials to build a house? Chups just get lost.

  3. Good point Otis. Jamaicans come here and build up stairs and down stairs houses while paying rent and Antigua’s build board houses. It is obvious that they have their priorities wrong. If u want 1 st world clothes , vacation, hairstyle and nails and a 2nd world car. You only have enough to build a 4 th world house and have a 4 th world hygiene .

  4. Economic house with power. Down with the gready politicians whether red blue or orange green etc. Cost of living high in ANU and government bad spending is causing all the issues. Big up to anyone who see country and not party. UPP and ALP fail us already now ABLP look like they doing the same thing but they still have time to shine. This message is not for die hard party supporters of any party

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