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PM Browne: Time for action; time to advance

Prime Minister Gaston Browne at the opening of the thirty-fifth regular meeting of CARICOM

Prime Minister Gaston Browne at the opening of the thirty-fifth regular meeting of CARICOM

DICKENSON BAY, Antigua, 1 July 2014 (CARICOM Secretariat) – “We have paused enough; it is time for action. We have retreated enough; it is time to advance.” This was the charge newly-elected Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne, delivered on Tuesday evening to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), as he made his first address at a Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. Continue reading

PM Browne names Senators

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, 20 June 2014 – Newly elected Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne has dispatched to Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack his appointments to the Government’s Senatorial team in the Upper House of Parliament.

“I have opted for a combination of youth and experience in keeping with the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party’s philosophy of ensuring that we have an across the board representative force in the decision making process in government. Our youth are very important to achieving our goals in rebuilding Antigua and Barbuda and therefore I am contented that the individuals selected will represent our aspirations well,” noted Prime Minister Browne. Continue reading

Gaston Browne sworn in as PM of Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston BrowneST. JOHN’S, Anigua – 13 June 2014 – Gaston Browne, 47, was sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda on Friday afternoon.

Browne, who will be the youngest Prime Minister in the history of the country was sworn into office by Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack less than 24 hours after his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) won a landslide victory in the general election. Continue reading

Election Day Statement from the Leader of the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and BarbudaST. JOHN’S, Antigua, 12 June 2014 – The following is a political statement from the Leader of Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party, Gaston Browne

Fellow Voters of Antigua and Barbuda,

Thursday, June 12 is a defining moment for our country. The opportunity will be presented for you to go the polls and elect the government of your choosing.

Several persons have attempted to itemize the issues in this campaign. As for me, I’ve narrowed them to four simple words, in the form of a question – Whither Antigua and Barbuda? Continue reading

Opposition plans picket of PM office as controversy over naming election date continues

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, 26 March 2014 (CMC) – Leader of the main opposition Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), Gaston Browne, has called for supporters to picket the office of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer on Friday as the party seeks to get him to announce a date for the next general election.

Browne, speaking on a local radio station on Tuesday night, said that Prime Minister Spencer should dissolve Parliament and name the date for the general election, insisting that the government is an illegitimate one. Continue reading

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, 24 January 2014 (OBSERVER) – The Opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) is calling yesterday’s presentation of the 2014 Budget Statement laid before Parliament by Minister of Finance Harold Lovell unoriginal and short on substance.

Leader of the Opposition Gaston Browne said the theme of the budget, “Building a New Economy,” was borrowed from the late Vere Cornwall Bird Sr.

“When you look at the substance of the budget, the number of the plagiarised initiatives of the Antigua Labour Party, in fact the very theme of the budget, The New Economy, that was a theme used many years ago by our late father of the nation,” Browne said. Continue reading

Gaston Browne Threatens Retreat from OECS

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, 12 December 2013 (OBSERVER)- Leader of the opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) Gaston Browne has threatened to withdraw from the OECS Economic Union if LIAT’s headquarter is relocated from Antigua.

Browne said if the ALP is successful in the 2014 general elections, he “will place all regional leaders on notice that his government will not sit idly by and allow them to cannibalise LIAT or remove LIAT’s headquarters from Antigua. Continue reading

Independence Statement by Opposition Leader Gaston Browne

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Gaston Browne, Opposition Leader, Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda, 1 November 2013 – Antigua St. John’s – My fellow Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda. Thirty-two years ago, the people of our county were reborn as a sovereign nation – free and independent.

Thirty Two years ago, we made no excuses, instead we closed the doors on colonialism, exercised sovereignty over our nation, and took full responsibility for our destiny. Continue reading