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The ABLP feels the loss of Nelson Mandela and prays that all of Antigua and Barbuda will join in celebrating the great life of this outstanding man. May God bless us all.
Is it just a tease? That question pops up, as Finance Minister Harold Lovell hints at a delayed Budget Speech.
The Political Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), the Honourable Gaston Browne, has described the ruling on boundaries by the High Court today, Wednesday December 4 2013, as “a pyrrhic victory.”
“How do we finance our Government?” That is the question. That question, as a matter of fact (and you can take that to the bank – but don’t tell them who sent you), is shaping up to be the Number One Big Question for the upcoming 2014 general elections campaign.
‘Hopelessness and calamity have been brought to our shores’ – that’s according to leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, Hon Gaston Browne.
Yesterday in the High Court Justice Brian Cottle ruled that the Antigua and Barbuda Boundaries Commission had not acted unreasonably with their suggestions.
That was Yours Truly, after I got up off the floor from rolling around laughing and holding my sides to hear Minister of Finance Harold Lovell in full flight from the political effect of the draft recommendations made public by his own Tax Policy Review Task Force.
Let us get this straight if we possibly can. This brilliant, transparent United Progressive Party government has twisted the Half Moon Bay Resort saga so far out of shape that the mission – whatever it was – is now FUBAR: an American military acronym meaning “Effed Up Beyond All Recognition”.
Every now and again, a situation develops that should remind us all of the absurdity that can afflict a society that insists on existing safely inside a box of conventionality. The problem, of course
The ABLP was surprised to hear the Minister of Labour, Dr. Errol Cort, describe himself recently as a “proud Minister of Labour”. We do not believe that a Minister of Labour who has presided a record unemployment rate should be proud of his work.
The Political Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), who is also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Hon. Gaston Browne, listened in Parliament today, Thursday November 28 2013, with amazement as the Hon. Harold Lovell, Minister of Finance, backed down and backed away from the proposals put forward by The Tax Policy Review Task Force of the United Progressive Party (UPP) regime.
The Political Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), who is also the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Gaston Browne, has challenged the Rural North Representative, Mr. John Maginley, to attend the meetings of the important Public Accounts Committee.
A decade ago, during the great struggle to end the 28-year reign of the incipient Bird dynasty, among of the major topics for debate was the need for the public to be aware of a tendency politicians have to try to bribe the people with their own money.
Commonwealth Caribbean governments have begun to wake up to the potential value of our diaspora. This shift in attitude contrasts with the past, when departing emigrants more or less disappeared into the fog,
This argument about the Brain Drain has been going on ever since Yours Truly can remember. As far as Yours Truly can remember, and for far, far longer even than that, these islands have been exporting our surplus labor to any market that could find a use for it, from building the Panama Canal to cutting sugar cane in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
It is remarkable to observe, the way the announcements and revelations are coming out so smoothly from the Baldwin Spencer regime, according to the timetable so beloved of politicians. Everything – all the good news, the happy press releases of projects and developments actual
Eventually, the OECS Supreme Court did what every rational observer knew it would do, and knocked the 2011 Amendments to the Representation of the People Act …