Watts says placement and defacement of Browne billboard were strategic actions by the ALP to evoke public sympathy

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SOURCE: REAL NEWS

The defacing of political billboards has escalated, and Algernon “Serpent ” Watts, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. George, is convinced that the acts are being committed by the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) to evoke sympathy.

A large billboard owned by the ALP – and located at the top of Dickenson Bay and Cross Streets – was vandalized late last week.

The poster carried an image of Prime Minister Gaston Browne launching an attack on UPP Political Leader Harold Lovell.

Using what appears to be cream-coloured paint – or cement – an unknown person(s) obscured Browne’s face and his message.

The substance appears to be the same type used to deface a billboard erected by Browne’ opponent, Alister Thomas, in October, in the St. John’s City West constituency.

Watts believes the placement and the defacement of the ALP billboard – in the City East constituency being contested by Lovell –were strategic decisions to get a discussion started.

The UPP Candidate says he does not condone violence – in politics or otherwise – but the Labour Party should stop indulging in this type of political play just to get sympathy.

Meanwhile, Watts recalls the “predictions” of a Labour Party supporter who hosts a radio programme on a station affiliated with PM Browne.

Weeks ago, the man claimed he had information that the UPP was planning to do all sorts of violent things and engage in criminal behaviour.

However, Watts notes that the UPP is not known for this type of politics; rather, it has been part of the Labour Party’s playbook for decades, he says.

Therefore, from the time he heard the man’s declaration on radio, he says, he knew the governing ALP was planning to do something unsavoury.

Watts also reminds the public of two violent incidents under ALP Administrations – the most recent being in August 2021, when residents peacefully protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate were tear-gassed and rubber-bulleted by the Police.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I say cut down all the billboards and ship the plywoods to the rightful owners, the people of Barbuda.
    There are Barbudans still living under tents since 2017 hurricane Irma.
    Meanwhile, PLH and politicians are exploiting the people and taking the people’s land to make millions of dollars.

  2. Ref: INDIVIDUAL ON OBSERVER per Wilmoth Daniel

    “During the election, during the campaign coming up to the election, that particular individual did a wonderful job in promoting the UPP, so I was involved in terms of raising campaign funds. I gave that individual, because I felt he has done a wonderful job, $10,000. After the election he called me on the phone and he said that he is living in the east end. The house he’s living in is not in a good condition – leaking and everything. He wants to go to the bank as it were to borrow money to purchase a house and so on. So if I can help him with a similar amount. The individual is one who CAME TO MY HOME and I GAVE HIM ANOTHER $10,000 that I draw off a me bank book with my wife joint account and gave it to him. After months in the election, you know I’m involved in the real estate business, the individual asked me if I could let him get into the business. I said yes but the funny thing about it is that the banks would not turn over that kind of business to the individual. So I JOURNEYED TO THE BANK WITH THE INDIVIDUAL AND I OPENED AN ACCOUNT WITH $1,000 IN BOTH MY NAME AND THE INDIVIDUAL NAME so that he can start the real estate business. And you cant understand that YOU HAVE BEEN SO GOOD TO PEOPLE and people can get there TEARING YOU DOWN. You have done them nothing!But they just decide that they are going to deestroy Daniel and they are going to make sure that Daniel is not returned to St. Phillips South seat, but they are not God. God in heaven is the only one who can remove me and the people….

  3. Wilmoth Daniel already warned Antigua people about SERPENT:

    Q: What really went wrong if you had such a relationship that you can even tun over business to this individual that you can give $10,000

    A: “…The behaviour of this person marvels me and THORUGHOUT MY WHOLE LIFE I HAVE NEVER MET A MORE EVIL, DECEITFUL and DISHONEST PERSON. I’ve never met a person like this person ALGERNON WATT. I’ve never met a person like that. It’s the most DISHONEST, DECEIFTUL PERSON I’ve ever met in my whole life”

  4. Congratulations to DARREN MATTHEW WARD & KIERAN MURDOCH on their new radio programs!!

    Twin Island Media 94.1 fm

    ALL voices must be heard!! No TIN SKIN DICTATOR Serpent FARMing FOOL breathing down their necks.

  5. RAG-TAG HYPOCRITE sink the Observer AM show in the latrine behind Croif yard. Pitiful numbers compared to Darren’s.

  6. Smh everything that you have contributed under your countless memes belongs in the latrine. Pure kookah

  7. Silly season, silly people, silly comments.
    X marks the spot. No ifs, no buts, no in-between. Bunch of hypocrites, brainless minions, bandwagon riders. Whether you drinking cool aid, soup, or pond water….. You’re drinking something. Red dead, blue? Who? I’m not counting on you, I’m paddling my own canoe. If boat ‘go ah fall’ you better know how to swim. But then which shore? You know for sure? Let the day come and done, election, then after the counting begin, everyone glued to the television, watching and waiting to see which side won. Some say heartburn ain’t no joke, some say sunburn ah go give you stroke. Sounds like something you would hear from some silly bloke. But what do you expect? Politicians giving out freck, plenty people broke so dem tek. Ok, so let me check, if y’all read all this, what the heck, think is joke me ah mek? You need a reality check ✔️ Wake up before you hit the deck.

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