Gaston Browne

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Gaston Browne announced : “further tax incentives for contractors wishing to take the government up on their offer to construct homes” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “With the continuously rising demand for climate resilient homes, it is important for private contractors to be given equal opportunity to access the market. Under this new arrangement, we will extend the same concessions to the small contractors that are being offered to National Housing in the construction of the new homes. I believe that this method will lead to the empowerment of many Antiguans and Barbudan,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Isaac Royall derived his wealth from the labour of persons he enslaved on a plantation in Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” “Reparation is not aid; it is not a gift; it is compensation to correct the injustices of the past and restore equity. Harvard should be in the forefront of this effort” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He has acknowledged the veracity of our claim that Harvard Law School benefited from endowments funded from profits associated with the enslavement … at Royall Estate in Antigua, but he has failed to address the issue of reparations in a meaningful way,” “If they fail to engage meaningfully, we will be forced to pursue all legal remedies available to us to ensure … justice” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We consider Harvard’s failure to acknowledge its obligations to Antigua and the stain it bears from benefiting from the blood of our people as shocking if not immoral,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” “Reparation is not aid; it is not a gift; it is compensation to correct the injustices of the past and restore equity. Harvard should be in the forefront of this effort” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote ( about Harvard College ) : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Harvard College ) : “He has acknowledged the veracity of our claim that Harvard Law School benefited from endowments funded from profits associated with the enslavement ... at Royall Estate in Antigua, but he has failed to address the issue of reparations in a meaningful way,” “If they fail to engage meaningfully, we will be forced to pursue all legal remedies available to us to ensure ... justice” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne asked : “And where you have that type of conflict, how do you reconcile that conflict?” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have to make sure that we have a cadre of competent people and we may even create the space for members in the private sector as well to participate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Now clearly this matter has not been approved by the shareholder group as yet, but recognising that LIAT is in need of urgent money, I cannot see the existing shareholder governments refusing to have a capital call to ensure viability or survivability for that matter of LIAT in the first instance and ultimately its viability and sustainability,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “A condition of this new capital would be that there has to be cuts including a reduction in salary and wages…I’m pretty sure that there’ll be some changes even with the directorship of LIAT. We have to make sure that we have a cadre of competent people and we may even create the space for members in the private sector as well to participate,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne expressed : “I believe the debate should start as to the most appropriate day to celebrate National Heroes Day as a public holiday,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “I believe that the time has come for us to make National Heroes Day a holiday. An existing holiday should be designated as National Heroes Day. Maybe we could consider the first Monday of August when we celebrate our carnival and to designate that Monday as National Heroes Day because truth be told we are diminishing their contributions by not celebrating National Heroes Day as a public holiday,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “It is not to say that it is any big money. They pointed out that at South Mall he is collecting rent of $600,000-plus a year so, they can’t say that he cannot afford a transaction of $100,000-plus dollars,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Asot Michael ) : “When Aziz Hadeed was in government, he never gave up his interest in business; Asot Michael has a building that is being rented by the government, and no one making a big fuss about that. But when they see a black man making a few dollars they get vex,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I believe the matter would be better resolved if he would agree to be transferred into a different position,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Mary Robinson ) : “I would want to encourage Mr. Robinson,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It’s a racket…Many of them do not do any work. What kind of agricultural station they are guarding, and if they are not paying, then discontinue the service,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne outlined : “We saw a situation in which a particular company,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “One particular broker is responsible for over $3 million in losses. That is what we have uncovered so far,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is very difficult to get a conviction based on certain circumstances and I am of the view that unless there is overwhelming evidence and individuals to corroborate what happened, then it is an exercise in futility,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our reliance on fossil fuels will be reduced in the next 30 years,” “We’re trying, as a government, to transition to green energy applications. That, in itself, represents a risk for West Indies Oil Company” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our reliance on fossil fuels will be reduced in the next 30 years,” “We’re trying, as a government, to transition to green energy applications. That, in itself, represents a risk for West Indies Oil Company” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly, as the executive, we don’t have eyes and ears to be all over the country and having responsible citizens providing that type of surveillance is important and I want to commend those who literally brought it to the attention of the officials and also the quick action of the officials to stop them from destroying the environment,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 7, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I believe that it is incumbent upon us to call upon these individuals — these landlords who rent these properties to the government — to repair their properties and if they fail to do so we should give them notice and vacate those properties,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Why must we pay for someone else’s greenhouse gas emissions? Why should we carry the burden for their unsustainable growth model? Why should our existence be threatened while they live comfortably within their homes?” “We are small, peaceful states. We pose no threat to anyone, yet our very existence is threatened” External link

caycompass Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

therepublic Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

680news Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

startribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

tribtown Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

beaumontenterprise Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

ABCnews Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Mehul Choksi is a crook and will be deported ultimately after he exhausts all his options,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, September 27, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time" External link

outlookindia Friday, September 27, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "They can come and if they wish to interview Choksi based on his willingness to participate, it has nothing to do with my government," External link

outlookindia Friday, September 27, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “You know we had the unfortunate situation where he was cleared by Indian officials as a person of good standing,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 27, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “However, I can say to you that we are not interested in having Mehul Choksi in Antigua and Barbuda, he really brings no value to the country” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 27, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “You know we had the unfortunate situation where he was cleared by Indian officials as a person of good standing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He would be repatriated and sent back to India to face charges as he brings no value to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He would be repatriated and sent back to India to face charges as he brings no value to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "His citizenship was processed; he got through but the reality is his citizenship will be revoked and he will be repatriated to India; so there is recourse. It's not a case that we are trying to provide any safe harbour for criminals, for those who are involved in financial crimes," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are a country of laws, the matter is before the judiciary,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are a country of laws, the matter is before the judiciary,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "They can come and if they wish to interview Choksi based on his willingness to participate, it has nothing to do with my government," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It seems as though there are some who are literally wishing the collapse of LIAT but they have to understand that LIAT is the fundamental institution to regional air travel and to the integration movement and I find that that type of reporting is very irresponsible. What they should be doing, they should be calling on all the stakeholders within the region to come together to ensure that LIAT is placed on the path of sustainability and viability but instead they continue undermine LIAT is a very important regional institution,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Their interest goes beyond marijuana products or hemp products; they are also looking at the whole area of entertainment and leisure and one of the most exciting projects that they will establish within the next nine months is the establishment of an annual marijuana conference here in Antigua,” “It will be like the Davos of cannabis; it will take place on an annual basis and will bring stakeholders from throughout the globe for that matter right here on Antigua to discuss various opportunities within the industry. So, we are very excited about that. They are also interested in establishing a hotel accommodation property and they will be looking at a number of sites to determine suitability” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The big issue is that we have to contend with these storms year after year, becoming more frequent, more ferocious and we therefore have to pay great attention to building more resilient homes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Here we are saying to Republic Bank: ‘Okay you can take 60 percent and we will take 40 but we are paying 40 percent of what you pay Scotia’. They don’t want that. They want to have some kind of sophisticated evaluation, 10 times cash flow, so we have to pay four times the amount as though we can’t count,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It means that in order for our banks to command sustainable correspondent banking relations, they have to become bigger. There is almost a rule of thumb that in order to be banked for correspondent banking relations you must have at least one billion US dollars in assets, and even with a billion US dollars it does not quite guarantee you correspondent banking; but at least you stand a better chance at getting correspondent banking relations ,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “No court can tell us to whom we can license our spectrum, our national asset, so we are allowing for due process, we are allowing for a period of negotiation,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 30, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Digicel and Flow can jump high, they can jump low, but they have to share [the spectrum],” “It is either share or leave and we make no apologies about it [because the spectrum] is our asset. It does not belong to any court either” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 30, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We had started construction of what was supposed to be some temporary homes, but because of the timeline we don’t think that we are going to make the timeline by building the homes. So we have put the construction on pause and we are now purchasing containers, which should be here within the next six to eight weeks,” “We are building these container homes in Point on some land available in Bay Street and thereafter, as soon as we are finished assembling them, the moving process will start in earnest; although we will, in the interim, try to move out a few on individual parcels of land” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “a counter offer was made by Antigua” External link

nationnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am not at liberty to discuss the details,” External link

nationnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He said to me, ‘I wish if you guys within OECS would go for the purchase of Scotia’. He is quite sure that the pension fund in Bermuda would be happy to have a significant stake in the bank in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region, which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He said to me I wish if you guys within OECS would go for the purchase of Scotia. He is quite sure that the pension fund in Bermuda would be happy to have a significant stake in the bank in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 8, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 8, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have to allow for due process. He has a matter before the court and as we said to the Indian government, criminals have fundamental rights, too, and Choksi has a right to go to court and defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We have conveyed to the Indian government that criminals also have fundamental rights and Choksi has a right to go to court to defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "Criminals have fundamental rights too, and Choksi has a right to go to court and defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Digicel and Flow can jump high, they can jump low, but they have to share [the spectrum],” “It is either share or leave and we make no apologies about it [because the spectrum] is our asset. It does not belong to any court either” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Sir Hilary called myself, and the Honourable Attorney General (Steadroy Benjamin) and he informed us that the members of the University Council have now unanimously approved the fourth landed campus for Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “My understanding now is that the chancellor will inform the various council members; he would then issue a formal statement to that effect and he will then mandate the university to establish an implementation committee,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The government has in the past said it would fund the university by a windfall tax on financial institutions and by diverting some funding to the prime minister's scholarship programme,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne says : “I have every confidence that St Vincent and the Grenadines will give a strong voice to the causes of small states in the Security Council…Antigua and Barbuda is proud of St Vincent and the Grenadines and we send our best wishes for a successful tenure on the Security Council and we assure you of our unstinting support” External link

abstvradio Friday, June 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our domestic banks are so small that generally speaking they are not quite bankable for corresponding banking services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The only how are banks are going to get to the stage where they are large enough is through inorganic growth, through acquisitions. So whereas the Canadian banks have signalled their intention to leave it is quite an opportunity for the local banks to build capacity and grow rapidly so that they can become more resilient,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “But you have certain individuals, certain members of the council who turned the issue into a political issue. It ought not to be a political issue. For the last 18 months we have been negotiating with UWI to establish the fourth landed campus here,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The technical committee of the university approved our university plan. Unfortunately, you have some politics that is taking root now with some of the campus countries – if I may call them that – expressing concerns. They have all kind of fears. They have all kind of innuendoes and subterfuge they now bring to the fore,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options. The right to . . . taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave, or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It’s his labour; it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are extremely pleased to have come to an agreement with our very valued partner. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship that will bring even greater prosperity to our people,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options, the right to exercise options of taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It’s his labour, it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Petroleos de Venezuela ) : “That is certainly a decision we abhor, we believe that sanctions kill and whereas the United States may be seeking to force regime change, the reality is they are bringing extreme poverty and hardships to innocent people in Cuba, in Venezuela,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options, the right to exercise options of taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It's his labour, it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “Inasmuch as we have no such legal responsibility, we have undertaken to build them back, but it is going to take some time,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

nationnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is a need for us to have a model of shared burden, recognising that from time to time LIAT would need some level of support. We have recognised that LIAT is making a significant contribution, not only in terms of the connectivity of people within the region, but even the airport taxes, the landing charges and so on that are earned by the various governments,” “Even if LIAT was to collapse, LIAT would have to be replaced. We must be in a position to move people within the region. So If LIAT collapses you will have to re-invent it,” External link

nationnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “If you have such an important institution, labor institution, and its members are lethargic, they themselves are helping to entrench a lethargic culture within the country,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, March 29, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “By the start of the new school year for sure, all of the secondary schools will be outfitted with the necessary infrastructure and the increased broadband so they can do their exams online,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Already we have a third broadband supplier that is offering the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) 10 gigs at a cost of US $20,000 or $22,000 somewhere around there, so APUA will be able to buy cheaper by bypassing Cable and Wireless or Flow and get it a little cheaper, so that we can have greater capacity. And by having greater capacity at APUA, it means that we could better equip the schools. So rather than them having 20 megs they can probably have 100 megs” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Minister was forewarned. He was told in Cabinet that in the event that this paper was to be released and, based on the language that was used in a way which it ridiculed the Prime Minister, ‘it may have consequences for you’,” “We were surprised that one [of the papers that was retracted by the Education Minister] was eventually leaked” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Well, no, I am not aware of that but I have no objections to meeting with anyone. If it is they are on the agenda and there is a meeting scheduled I will meet with them,” “Even if there isn’t one scheduled, I would meet with them” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Where they need to apply the pressure is with the public servants who are preparing the vouchers…. get them to Treasury and we’ll pay” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The position that I took, which was not specific to Carnival, I spoke about the industry structure and the exploitation that would have taken place over the decade. It is a position of fact and I reiterated my position last week,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 25, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is evident that a rational discussion took place on Friday. The temperature has been cooled and, clearly, they [Carnival] were reacting to the fact that we are pushing for an increase in the head tax, and they were concerned about an exclusivity clause in the agreement – which will be addressed,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 25, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We now have a trade deficit with the U.S. of almost $500 million annually. The social programs that are being funded have been severely undermined. These along with the hardships of the sanctions on the Venezuela people are among the consequences of the sanctions,” External link

haitian-truth Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I remain hopeful that the talks will result in a win for all stakeholders,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The reality is that a failed LIAT will have monumental consequences for Antigua and Barbuda. Whereas other countries are in a position to hold LIAT at ransom, in terms of putting in funds, we have no choice. We have to continue to support LIAT,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This means well for us …we have had a common history; a history of colonialism and slavery and we have similar cultures and we have even had cultural exchanges over the decades,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “In fact, LIAT cannot survive without the efficacious implementation of this plan and let me make it abundantly clear, there is no if or maybe it has to be done,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, March 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, March 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Friday, March 8, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is a need for us to have a model of shared burden, recognising that from time to time LIAT would need some level of support. We have recognised that LIAT is making a significant contribution, not only in terms of the connectivity of people within the region, but even the airport taxes, the landing charges and so on that are earned by the various governments,” “Even if LIAT was to collapse, LIAT would have to be replaced. We must be in a position to move people within the region. So If LIAT collapses you will have to re-invent it,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “what I can say here is that whatever is required to keep LIAT in the air that all stakeholders must be prepared to sacrifice accordingly” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “what I can say here is that whatever is required to keep LIAT in the air that all stakeholders must be prepared to sacrifice accordingly” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We now have an opportunity in which we can have a net amount paid to the development annually so that Global Ports will pay us a head tax of one US dollar. It is expected that within 24 months we should get up to at least a million tourists, so that will yield us at least one million US dollars a year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am also told too that Scotia is seeking to roll over the severance benefits of the staff over to Republic Bank and clearly have people been working there for 20 years, 30 years, the ideal situation would have been to sever them and then they can take up employment in the new entity,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, February 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The staff must have the right to determine whether they want to have their severance payments or if they wish to have it roll over,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, February 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The staff should have been engaged. We met with the Minister of Tourism and the various stakeholders and they would have known that a commitment was given that there would be no displacement, and we will make sure that the staff continues to enjoy employment and whatever benefits they are due,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 18, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We can’t allow Global Ports to bring in people to run it. They can have the top management to provide guidance and so on, but it will be Antiguans and Barbudans who will continue to operate the facility . . . under private management,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 18, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly excessive and I would imagine that LIAT would appeal it. In any event whoever made that judgement does not understand the financial health of LIAT,” External link

nationnews Friday, February 15, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly it’s excessive and I would imagine that LIAT would appeal it. In any event, whoever gave that judgement does not understand. the financial health of LIAT, because if they did, [if] those judges understood the position with LIAT, they would not be making such an outlandish decision to award US $1.5 million. That’s. just utter madness,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The project is also expandable; so as the population grows in Barbuda, we will increase the capacity to ensure Barbuda remains a totally green island. The project will help to reduce the cost of electricity,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This hemisphere must remain a zone of peace,” External link

globalvoicesonline Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “These people are fighting an ideological war. They believe that socialism in Venezuela would plunge the people into poverty and so on. They want to get rid of these socialist regimes. Okay fine, they can fight their ideological wars but we have to deal with the practicality and the effects (on the region),” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about London New York ) : “Dame Yvonne will be remembered for her work with the Community Players. This cultural group toured the world, providing a glimpse into the artistic evolution of an emerging Caribbean island-state that nurtured great ambitions. She led performances at the United Nations, the Organisation of American States, the great music halls in London, New York and elsewhere,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, January 28, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “They should be warned now that our government will not allow this behaviour to continue; it is not fair; it is not just; and it is not acceptable. Our government, as the wardens of the interests of all the people, will clamp down on the excesses of the few,” External link

themontserratreporter Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “In the period, 2014 to 2018, the average growth of our nation’s economy was a remarkable 4.5 per cent annually. This country was recovered from the disaster of five previous years of decline, retrogression, and regression and placed on a firm, solid and steady climb to progress,” “Economic growth brings many benefits, but its seeds must be planted, and its trees nurtured to produce the beneficial fruits a nation needs. This task requires special management and financial acumen. And these are among the key competencies that our government has employed to the benefit of our people” External link

themontserratreporter Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne declared : “several thousand new jobs have been created between 2013 and 2018, and a further 2,000 jobs will be added in 2019” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about The Hon ) : “The opposition leader has an office on Market Street. He also enjoys an office in the Parliament building. Now if any of these two offices is in need of repairs, we will undertake to fix it. Mr. Pringle has no locus to demand new premises to establish plush offices. If he wants a luxurious office, it should not be at the expense of taxpayers,” “We are paying $10,000 monthly for the present office on Market Street. We are literally paying for an empty office” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 4, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As an off-shoot of APUA’s participation in this lucrative world, its profitability will be utilized in part to subsidize the operation and maintenance of two additional reverse osmosis plants in Bethesda and Fort James in 2019,” “The addition of these two new plants will increase reliability and sustainability of water supply” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This victory is your victory, and, as they say, the voice of the people is the voice of God,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Although they have made considerable profits here which we do not begrudge them and to which they were entitled under the arrangements of their initial investments, they have not provided us with the technology require at prices that are fair and affordable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will also continue to tackle electricity supply, which we want to be both reliable and cheaper. So in 2019, our Government will install about eight megawatts of wind and solar voltaic power….at a cost of EC$40 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “They are presently selling to APUA that broadband service at a mark up, and this is wholesale, a mark up of about 600 percent. I am saying that is exploitative and just raping the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “APUA, on the other hand, is selling that same service that they’re buying from Flow and Digicel to their customers for $75, half the price that Flow and Digicel [are] selling to their customers,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “What if there is a run on the bank? Whose problem is it? It will be the problem of Scotia Canada who will have to spend millions of dollars to fix the problem. If Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branches here and the Caribbean is their problem,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “I say publicly without any fear of contradiction that if Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branch here and in the Caribbean that is their problem,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will not be issuing the vesting order unless we get a deal that is satisfactory to us. In that case they will have to go to court because we will not voluntarily do it,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will not be issuing the vesting order unless we get a deal that is satisfactory to us. In that case they will have to go to court because we will not voluntarily do it,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne declared : “What if there is a run on the bank? Whose problem is it? It will be the problem of Scotia Canada who will have to spend millions of dollars to fix the problem. If Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branches here and the Caribbean is their problem,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Let us, in the future when we celebrate National Heroes’ Day, that those who have the obligation to be here should make that special effort to attend and to not have all these empty chairs. It is a form of disresepect. I want to ‘specially thank my colleague ministers who would have seen the need to be here to pay homage to these very important people,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have friends that are assisting us in this developmental initiative; some of whom their representatives are here and I thank you. However, I would have hoped to have more of our nationals present. And I just want to signal that as we celebrate the contribution of these individiuals, I believe that those who have an obligation to attend these function should understand the seriousness and not to treat the contribution with contempt,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Mar Michael ) : “While I have no firm details of the reasons for Mr Michael’s arrest, the arrest itself is sufficient for me to revoke immediately his appointment as a Cabinet member and to relieve him of all Ministerial portfolios until this matter is resolved,” External link

caribbean360 Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Mar Michael ) : “I have repeatedly stated that I expect every member of my government to comply with the highest possible standards required of public office, and while Mr. Michael might establish his innocence in time, the fact that he has been arrested, obliges me to relieve him of all government duties” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Forty million dollars over 10 years, but as far as we are concerned the term is too short and we have asked them to reconsider and perhaps consider up to 20 years with a five year moratorium,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have asked them to reconsider the terms and they said they will put it to the board and will get back to us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “What we are saying with this particular loan is that most of the funds will be going into non-revenue generating resilient infrastructure. For example in Barbuda we will be putting the lines underground. We will be replacing all of the wooden posts with concrete posts and technically speaking they will not be creating any funds, any revenue, so again we have to make sure we do not over burden the Treasury, because at the end of the day we have to pay it back,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The U.S. by its own policy has actually destroyed a thriving industry in Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As far as I’m concerned they have no moral authority whatsoever,” “There’s more gambling in the United States than any other country on the planet. Whether or not it takes place on the internet or in a casino or in a house, it’s gambling. So we do not buy into this nonsensical argument of morality” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne ajouté : "Barbuda n'avait pas la moindre chance face à (un ouragan) d'une telle taille, d'une telle férocité, d'une telle intensité" External link

la1ere Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We’re living the consequences of climate change,” External link

sunstkitts Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne dijo : "Barbuda no tenía la menor chance frente a un huracán de este tamaño, de esta ferocidad, de esta intensidad" External link

teletica Friday, September 22, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne ajouté : "Barbuda n'avait pas la moindre chance face à (un ouragan) d'une telle taille, d'une telle férocité, d'une telle intensité" External link

rtl-BE Friday, September 22, 2017 10:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Our common humanity, as citizens of a common space, called planet earth mandates a spirit of empathy and cooperation among all nations, large and small,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The whole idea is to deal with this Barbuda situation and to speak to the issue of climate change,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But we have an obligation at the same time to advocate on what is clearly an existential threat, one of the most significant threats facing the planet. And no matter what they think, I know that America think that their interest is first, second, third until they get to last but we have a common humanity, we all occupy a planet called Earth and as far as we are concerned we are all inter-dependent on each other and perhaps sooner than later they will come to that reality,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I’m very grateful for the visit by the CARICOM chairman, [the secretary-general and other members of the delegation,” External link

sunstkitts Friday, September 15, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "We require probably about $250-300 million," External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Barbuda was right in its path," External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I have never seen any such destruction on a per capita basis compared to what I saw in Barbuda this afternoon," External link

hiawathaworldonline Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Barbuda was right in its path," External link

washingtonexaminer Saturday, September 9, 2017 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

news_com_au Friday, September 8, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 8, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 5:23:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

startribune Friday, September 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

timescolonist Friday, September 8, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I would have cried because that (devastation) was so heart wrenching. I couldn't believe it," External link

time Friday, September 8, 2017 3:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 8, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

ABCnews Friday, September 8, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

time Friday, September 8, 2017 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “I’m of the view that as it stands now Barbuda is barely habitable,” External link

scmp Friday, September 8, 2017 7:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But when you look at the extent of the devastation, I’m surprised that we did not have any more fatalities,” “That in itself would have come from high level of preparedness. But the monstrosity that this storm was, anything that would have been in its path evidently would have suffered the wrath of that storm” External link

scmp Friday, September 8, 2017 5:50:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

CBC Friday, September 8, 2017 4:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency -- evidence that climate change is real," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 8, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "Those who do not believe in climate change, we're hoping that when they would have looked at these natural disasters that they'll change (their) position," "All of us need to believe in it and take collective action" External link

digitaljournal Friday, September 8, 2017 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency -- evidence that climate change is real," External link

digitaljournal Friday, September 8, 2017 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne déclaré : "Chaque Floridien devra faire le maximum pour protéger sa famille. Les biens peuvent être remplacés, pas votre famille, c'est sérieux, on ne peut pas prendre de risque. Ce n'est pas une tempête qu'on attend en restant assis" External link

francetvinfo Friday, September 8, 2017 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 12:49:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

radioaustralia Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:17:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

smh Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

CBC Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne déclaré : «Elle prendra des années» External link

lefigaro Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency - evidence that climate change is real," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

bostonherald Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city," External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is really the sheer magnitude of the winds that destroyed these properties,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "A ilha está literalmente debaixo d'água" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

smh Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:08:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “What I saw was heart-wrenching… absolutely devastating. I believe the extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

alternet Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

tampabay Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I have to admit that I am now the bearer of bad news, in that I journeyed to Barbuda this afternoon and what I saw was heart wrenching. I mean, absolutely devastating," External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I felt like crying. But crying will not help” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne řekl : "Přiletěli jsme na Barbudu a viděli jsme naprostou zkázu. Nikdy jsem necítil takový zmar," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne uvedl : "Zatím máme nicméně informace pouze o jednom mrtvém," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

jn Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:26:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne uvedl : "Zatím máme nicméně informace pouze o jednom mrtvém," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

cmjornal Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

cmjornal Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne declaró : “Nos concentraremos en convertir nuestro capital humano en personas capaces de competir a escala internacional y de ser el motor del crecimiento y el desarrollo social de nuestro país” External link

caribseek Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:38:00 AM EAT



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ministro de antigua y barbuda0.19%ES09/12/201712/09/2017
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Randeep Surjewala told ( about Gaston Browne ) : "I think, the Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne has squarely indicted the BJP government for protecting those who have committed fraud and theft of public money, people like Mehul Choksi. He (Browne) said and I quote 'we got flawed information. The Indian officials have to take responsibility for that situation'," External link

news18 Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Harold Lovell said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “I do not believe that there is any one way to negotiate, there’s no one way to be aggressive and there’s no one way you should be soft. You have to be effective and sometimes they say honey is better than vinegar to achieve what you want to achieve. Sometimes you have to be aggressive, but what the Prime Minister has done … is really for the benefit of his ego and not for the benefit of the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “And because of that he has ended up with a lose-lose situation where the Bank of Nova Scotia, they have threatened to close the bank if the government refuses to issue the vesting order. At the same time Republic Financial Holdings do not appear to have any appetite to do business with the Gaston Browne administration,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Harold Lovell said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “I do not believe that there is any one way to negotiate, there’s no one way to be aggressive and there’s no one way you should be soft. You have to be effective and sometimes they say honey is better than vinegar to achieve what you want to achieve. Sometimes you have to be aggressive, but what the Prime Minister has done … is really for the benefit of his ego and not for the benefit of the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “And because of that he has ended up with a lose-lose situation where the Bank of Nova Scotia, they have threatened to close the bank if the government refuses to issue the vesting order. At the same time Republic Financial Holdings do not appear to have any appetite to do business with the Gaston Browne administration,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Ronald Sanders said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “They are in keeping with the policies of the Gaston Browne administration to maintain friendly and cooperative relations with as many nations as possible and to abolish the requirements for visas for tourism, business and investment” External link

sunstkitts Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Charles Fernandez said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne and my Cabinet colleagues must be commended for their constant support and assistance in getting us to this stage. The teams from the Ministry of Tourism, the Antigua Port Authority and the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Ambassador Gilbert Boustany all worked tirelessly in the interest of getting the best deal for Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

abstvradio Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ralph Gonsalves said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “He (PM Browne) gave some elements of his program and said that within the month, he will put it in writing and the shareholders will give a serious consideration,” External link

searchlight Friday, May 10, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Lester Bird said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “Barbuda now lies prostrate, dispirited and depressed, a mangled wreck as the Prime Minister [Gaston Browne] has said. It is positive proof that the very existence of our civilization is now under deadly threat,” “This is the first time since the 18 th century that there is no human person legally living on Barbuda. Over 300 years of human habitation has been abruptly interrupted. That must not be the fate of our island communities. Our heritage, our civilization, our identity depends on it” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

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Gaston Browne announced : “further tax incentives for contractors wishing to take the government up on their offer to construct homes” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “With the continuously rising demand for climate resilient homes, it is important for private contractors to be given equal opportunity to access the market. Under this new arrangement, we will extend the same concessions to the small contractors that are being offered to National Housing in the construction of the new homes. I believe that this method will lead to the empowerment of many Antiguans and Barbudan,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Isaac Royall derived his wealth from the labour of persons he enslaved on a plantation in Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” “Reparation is not aid; it is not a gift; it is compensation to correct the injustices of the past and restore equity. Harvard should be in the forefront of this effort” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He has acknowledged the veracity of our claim that Harvard Law School benefited from endowments funded from profits associated with the enslavement … at Royall Estate in Antigua, but he has failed to address the issue of reparations in a meaningful way,” “If they fail to engage meaningfully, we will be forced to pursue all legal remedies available to us to ensure … justice” External link

thegrio Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We consider Harvard’s failure to acknowledge its obligations to Antigua and the stain it bears from benefiting from the blood of our people as shocking if not immoral,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” “Reparation is not aid; it is not a gift; it is compensation to correct the injustices of the past and restore equity. Harvard should be in the forefront of this effort” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote ( about Harvard College ) : “Reparation from Harvard would compensate for its development on the backs of our people,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Harvard College ) : “He has acknowledged the veracity of our claim that Harvard Law School benefited from endowments funded from profits associated with the enslavement ... at Royall Estate in Antigua, but he has failed to address the issue of reparations in a meaningful way,” “If they fail to engage meaningfully, we will be forced to pursue all legal remedies available to us to ensure ... justice” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne asked : “And where you have that type of conflict, how do you reconcile that conflict?” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have to make sure that we have a cadre of competent people and we may even create the space for members in the private sector as well to participate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Now clearly this matter has not been approved by the shareholder group as yet, but recognising that LIAT is in need of urgent money, I cannot see the existing shareholder governments refusing to have a capital call to ensure viability or survivability for that matter of LIAT in the first instance and ultimately its viability and sustainability,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “A condition of this new capital would be that there has to be cuts including a reduction in salary and wages…I’m pretty sure that there’ll be some changes even with the directorship of LIAT. We have to make sure that we have a cadre of competent people and we may even create the space for members in the private sector as well to participate,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne expressed : “I believe the debate should start as to the most appropriate day to celebrate National Heroes Day as a public holiday,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “I believe that the time has come for us to make National Heroes Day a holiday. An existing holiday should be designated as National Heroes Day. Maybe we could consider the first Monday of August when we celebrate our carnival and to designate that Monday as National Heroes Day because truth be told we are diminishing their contributions by not celebrating National Heroes Day as a public holiday,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “It is not to say that it is any big money. They pointed out that at South Mall he is collecting rent of $600,000-plus a year so, they can’t say that he cannot afford a transaction of $100,000-plus dollars,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Asot Michael ) : “When Aziz Hadeed was in government, he never gave up his interest in business; Asot Michael has a building that is being rented by the government, and no one making a big fuss about that. But when they see a black man making a few dollars they get vex,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 28, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I believe the matter would be better resolved if he would agree to be transferred into a different position,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Mary Robinson ) : “I would want to encourage Mr. Robinson,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It’s a racket…Many of them do not do any work. What kind of agricultural station they are guarding, and if they are not paying, then discontinue the service,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne outlined : “We saw a situation in which a particular company,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “One particular broker is responsible for over $3 million in losses. That is what we have uncovered so far,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is very difficult to get a conviction based on certain circumstances and I am of the view that unless there is overwhelming evidence and individuals to corroborate what happened, then it is an exercise in futility,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our reliance on fossil fuels will be reduced in the next 30 years,” “We’re trying, as a government, to transition to green energy applications. That, in itself, represents a risk for West Indies Oil Company” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our reliance on fossil fuels will be reduced in the next 30 years,” “We’re trying, as a government, to transition to green energy applications. That, in itself, represents a risk for West Indies Oil Company” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly, as the executive, we don’t have eyes and ears to be all over the country and having responsible citizens providing that type of surveillance is important and I want to commend those who literally brought it to the attention of the officials and also the quick action of the officials to stop them from destroying the environment,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, October 7, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I believe that it is incumbent upon us to call upon these individuals — these landlords who rent these properties to the government — to repair their properties and if they fail to do so we should give them notice and vacate those properties,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Why must we pay for someone else’s greenhouse gas emissions? Why should we carry the burden for their unsustainable growth model? Why should our existence be threatened while they live comfortably within their homes?” “We are small, peaceful states. We pose no threat to anyone, yet our very existence is threatened” External link

caycompass Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

Stuff Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

therepublic Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

680news Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

startribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live,” External link

tribtown Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

beaumontenterprise Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "There is only one common homeland and one human race. There is no Planet B or viable alternative planet on which to live," External link

ABCnews Sunday, September 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Mehul Choksi is a crook and will be deported ultimately after he exhausts all his options,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, September 27, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time" External link

outlookindia Friday, September 27, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "They can come and if they wish to interview Choksi based on his willingness to participate, it has nothing to do with my government," External link

outlookindia Friday, September 27, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “You know we had the unfortunate situation where he was cleared by Indian officials as a person of good standing,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 27, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “However, I can say to you that we are not interested in having Mehul Choksi in Antigua and Barbuda, he really brings no value to the country” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 27, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “You know we had the unfortunate situation where he was cleared by Indian officials as a person of good standing,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He would be repatriated and sent back to India to face charges as he brings no value to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

expressindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He would be repatriated and sent back to India to face charges as he brings no value to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "His citizenship was processed; he got through but the reality is his citizenship will be revoked and he will be repatriated to India; so there is recourse. It's not a case that we are trying to provide any safe harbour for criminals, for those who are involved in financial crimes," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are a country of laws, the matter is before the judiciary,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are a country of laws, the matter is before the judiciary,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I can assure you that he will be ultimately deported after exhausting all his appeals. He will be extradited back to India to face whatever charges against him. It is just a matter of time," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "They can come and if they wish to interview Choksi based on his willingness to participate, it has nothing to do with my government," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Got subsequent information that Mehul Choksi is a crook, he does not add value to our country. He will be deported ultimately after he exhausts appeals. Indian officials are free to investigate based on his willingness to participate," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It seems as though there are some who are literally wishing the collapse of LIAT but they have to understand that LIAT is the fundamental institution to regional air travel and to the integration movement and I find that that type of reporting is very irresponsible. What they should be doing, they should be calling on all the stakeholders within the region to come together to ensure that LIAT is placed on the path of sustainability and viability but instead they continue undermine LIAT is a very important regional institution,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Their interest goes beyond marijuana products or hemp products; they are also looking at the whole area of entertainment and leisure and one of the most exciting projects that they will establish within the next nine months is the establishment of an annual marijuana conference here in Antigua,” “It will be like the Davos of cannabis; it will take place on an annual basis and will bring stakeholders from throughout the globe for that matter right here on Antigua to discuss various opportunities within the industry. So, we are very excited about that. They are also interested in establishing a hotel accommodation property and they will be looking at a number of sites to determine suitability” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The big issue is that we have to contend with these storms year after year, becoming more frequent, more ferocious and we therefore have to pay great attention to building more resilient homes,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Here we are saying to Republic Bank: ‘Okay you can take 60 percent and we will take 40 but we are paying 40 percent of what you pay Scotia’. They don’t want that. They want to have some kind of sophisticated evaluation, 10 times cash flow, so we have to pay four times the amount as though we can’t count,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It means that in order for our banks to command sustainable correspondent banking relations, they have to become bigger. There is almost a rule of thumb that in order to be banked for correspondent banking relations you must have at least one billion US dollars in assets, and even with a billion US dollars it does not quite guarantee you correspondent banking; but at least you stand a better chance at getting correspondent banking relations ,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, September 2, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “No court can tell us to whom we can license our spectrum, our national asset, so we are allowing for due process, we are allowing for a period of negotiation,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 30, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Digicel and Flow can jump high, they can jump low, but they have to share [the spectrum],” “It is either share or leave and we make no apologies about it [because the spectrum] is our asset. It does not belong to any court either” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 30, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We had started construction of what was supposed to be some temporary homes, but because of the timeline we don’t think that we are going to make the timeline by building the homes. So we have put the construction on pause and we are now purchasing containers, which should be here within the next six to eight weeks,” “We are building these container homes in Point on some land available in Bay Street and thereafter, as soon as we are finished assembling them, the moving process will start in earnest; although we will, in the interim, try to move out a few on individual parcels of land” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “a counter offer was made by Antigua” External link

nationnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am not at liberty to discuss the details,” External link

nationnews Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He said to me, ‘I wish if you guys within OECS would go for the purchase of Scotia’. He is quite sure that the pension fund in Bermuda would be happy to have a significant stake in the bank in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region, which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He said to me I wish if you guys within OECS would go for the purchase of Scotia. He is quite sure that the pension fund in Bermuda would be happy to have a significant stake in the bank in the Caribbean,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 8, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, July 8, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I thought that was an excellent opportunity for the region which would have helped us to have one major bank that would have branches in the diaspora to provide banking services to Caribbean people in the diaspora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have to allow for due process. He has a matter before the court and as we said to the Indian government, criminals have fundamental rights, too, and Choksi has a right to go to court and defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We have conveyed to the Indian government that criminals also have fundamental rights and Choksi has a right to go to court to defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "Criminals have fundamental rights too, and Choksi has a right to go to court and defend his position. But I can assure you, after he has exhausted all of his legal options, he will be extradited," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Digicel and Flow can jump high, they can jump low, but they have to share [the spectrum],” “It is either share or leave and we make no apologies about it [because the spectrum] is our asset. It does not belong to any court either” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Sir Hilary called myself, and the Honourable Attorney General (Steadroy Benjamin) and he informed us that the members of the University Council have now unanimously approved the fourth landed campus for Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “My understanding now is that the chancellor will inform the various council members; he would then issue a formal statement to that effect and he will then mandate the university to establish an implementation committee,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The government has in the past said it would fund the university by a windfall tax on financial institutions and by diverting some funding to the prime minister's scholarship programme,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne says : “I have every confidence that St Vincent and the Grenadines will give a strong voice to the causes of small states in the Security Council…Antigua and Barbuda is proud of St Vincent and the Grenadines and we send our best wishes for a successful tenure on the Security Council and we assure you of our unstinting support” External link

abstvradio Friday, June 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our domestic banks are so small that generally speaking they are not quite bankable for corresponding banking services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The only how are banks are going to get to the stage where they are large enough is through inorganic growth, through acquisitions. So whereas the Canadian banks have signalled their intention to leave it is quite an opportunity for the local banks to build capacity and grow rapidly so that they can become more resilient,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “But you have certain individuals, certain members of the council who turned the issue into a political issue. It ought not to be a political issue. For the last 18 months we have been negotiating with UWI to establish the fourth landed campus here,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The technical committee of the university approved our university plan. Unfortunately, you have some politics that is taking root now with some of the campus countries – if I may call them that – expressing concerns. They have all kind of fears. They have all kind of innuendoes and subterfuge they now bring to the fore,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options. The right to . . . taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave, or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It’s his labour; it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are extremely pleased to have come to an agreement with our very valued partner. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship that will bring even greater prosperity to our people,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options, the right to exercise options of taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It’s his labour, it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

nationnews Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Petroleos de Venezuela ) : “That is certainly a decision we abhor, we believe that sanctions kill and whereas the United States may be seeking to force regime change, the reality is they are bringing extreme poverty and hardships to innocent people in Cuba, in Venezuela,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We are giving the staff options, the right to exercise options of taking the severance and continue to work, take the severance and leave or if they wish to commute their service. The employee must have that right. It's his labour, it is his fundamental right to determine for whom he works,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “Inasmuch as we have no such legal responsibility, we have undertaken to build them back, but it is going to take some time,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 1, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

nationnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is a need for us to have a model of shared burden, recognising that from time to time LIAT would need some level of support. We have recognised that LIAT is making a significant contribution, not only in terms of the connectivity of people within the region, but even the airport taxes, the landing charges and so on that are earned by the various governments,” “Even if LIAT was to collapse, LIAT would have to be replaced. We must be in a position to move people within the region. So If LIAT collapses you will have to re-invent it,” External link

nationnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “If you have such an important institution, labor institution, and its members are lethargic, they themselves are helping to entrench a lethargic culture within the country,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, March 29, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “By the start of the new school year for sure, all of the secondary schools will be outfitted with the necessary infrastructure and the increased broadband so they can do their exams online,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Already we have a third broadband supplier that is offering the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) 10 gigs at a cost of US $20,000 or $22,000 somewhere around there, so APUA will be able to buy cheaper by bypassing Cable and Wireless or Flow and get it a little cheaper, so that we can have greater capacity. And by having greater capacity at APUA, it means that we could better equip the schools. So rather than them having 20 megs they can probably have 100 megs” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Minister was forewarned. He was told in Cabinet that in the event that this paper was to be released and, based on the language that was used in a way which it ridiculed the Prime Minister, ‘it may have consequences for you’,” “We were surprised that one [of the papers that was retracted by the Education Minister] was eventually leaked” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Well, no, I am not aware of that but I have no objections to meeting with anyone. If it is they are on the agenda and there is a meeting scheduled I will meet with them,” “Even if there isn’t one scheduled, I would meet with them” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Where they need to apply the pressure is with the public servants who are preparing the vouchers…. get them to Treasury and we’ll pay” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The position that I took, which was not specific to Carnival, I spoke about the industry structure and the exploitation that would have taken place over the decade. It is a position of fact and I reiterated my position last week,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 25, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is evident that a rational discussion took place on Friday. The temperature has been cooled and, clearly, they [Carnival] were reacting to the fact that we are pushing for an increase in the head tax, and they were concerned about an exclusivity clause in the agreement – which will be addressed,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 25, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We now have a trade deficit with the U.S. of almost $500 million annually. The social programs that are being funded have been severely undermined. These along with the hardships of the sanctions on the Venezuela people are among the consequences of the sanctions,” External link

haitian-truth Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I remain hopeful that the talks will result in a win for all stakeholders,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The reality is that a failed LIAT will have monumental consequences for Antigua and Barbuda. Whereas other countries are in a position to hold LIAT at ransom, in terms of putting in funds, we have no choice. We have to continue to support LIAT,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This means well for us …we have had a common history; a history of colonialism and slavery and we have similar cultures and we have even had cultural exchanges over the decades,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 18, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “In fact, LIAT cannot survive without the efficacious implementation of this plan and let me make it abundantly clear, there is no if or maybe it has to be done,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, March 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, March 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Friday, March 8, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The Caribbean Development Bank did a study some time last year in which they concluded that the most expensive option to pursue is to allow LIAT to collapse because we would have to form a new entity. That is just more expensive than having a restructuring of LIAT,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “There is a need for us to have a model of shared burden, recognising that from time to time LIAT would need some level of support. We have recognised that LIAT is making a significant contribution, not only in terms of the connectivity of people within the region, but even the airport taxes, the landing charges and so on that are earned by the various governments,” “Even if LIAT was to collapse, LIAT would have to be replaced. We must be in a position to move people within the region. So If LIAT collapses you will have to re-invent it,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “what I can say here is that whatever is required to keep LIAT in the air that all stakeholders must be prepared to sacrifice accordingly” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “what I can say here is that whatever is required to keep LIAT in the air that all stakeholders must be prepared to sacrifice accordingly” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We now have an opportunity in which we can have a net amount paid to the development annually so that Global Ports will pay us a head tax of one US dollar. It is expected that within 24 months we should get up to at least a million tourists, so that will yield us at least one million US dollars a year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 22, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am also told too that Scotia is seeking to roll over the severance benefits of the staff over to Republic Bank and clearly have people been working there for 20 years, 30 years, the ideal situation would have been to sever them and then they can take up employment in the new entity,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, February 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The staff must have the right to determine whether they want to have their severance payments or if they wish to have it roll over,” External link

tv6tnt Monday, February 18, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The staff should have been engaged. We met with the Minister of Tourism and the various stakeholders and they would have known that a commitment was given that there would be no displacement, and we will make sure that the staff continues to enjoy employment and whatever benefits they are due,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 18, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We can’t allow Global Ports to bring in people to run it. They can have the top management to provide guidance and so on, but it will be Antiguans and Barbudans who will continue to operate the facility . . . under private management,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 18, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly excessive and I would imagine that LIAT would appeal it. In any event whoever made that judgement does not understand the financial health of LIAT,” External link

nationnews Friday, February 15, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Clearly it’s excessive and I would imagine that LIAT would appeal it. In any event, whoever gave that judgement does not understand. the financial health of LIAT, because if they did, [if] those judges understood the position with LIAT, they would not be making such an outlandish decision to award US $1.5 million. That’s. just utter madness,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The project is also expandable; so as the population grows in Barbuda, we will increase the capacity to ensure Barbuda remains a totally green island. The project will help to reduce the cost of electricity,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This hemisphere must remain a zone of peace,” External link

globalvoicesonline Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “These people are fighting an ideological war. They believe that socialism in Venezuela would plunge the people into poverty and so on. They want to get rid of these socialist regimes. Okay fine, they can fight their ideological wars but we have to deal with the practicality and the effects (on the region),” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about London New York ) : “Dame Yvonne will be remembered for her work with the Community Players. This cultural group toured the world, providing a glimpse into the artistic evolution of an emerging Caribbean island-state that nurtured great ambitions. She led performances at the United Nations, the Organisation of American States, the great music halls in London, New York and elsewhere,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, January 28, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “They should be warned now that our government will not allow this behaviour to continue; it is not fair; it is not just; and it is not acceptable. Our government, as the wardens of the interests of all the people, will clamp down on the excesses of the few,” External link

themontserratreporter Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “In the period, 2014 to 2018, the average growth of our nation’s economy was a remarkable 4.5 per cent annually. This country was recovered from the disaster of five previous years of decline, retrogression, and regression and placed on a firm, solid and steady climb to progress,” “Economic growth brings many benefits, but its seeds must be planted, and its trees nurtured to produce the beneficial fruits a nation needs. This task requires special management and financial acumen. And these are among the key competencies that our government has employed to the benefit of our people” External link

themontserratreporter Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne declared : “several thousand new jobs have been created between 2013 and 2018, and a further 2,000 jobs will be added in 2019” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 18, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about The Hon ) : “The opposition leader has an office on Market Street. He also enjoys an office in the Parliament building. Now if any of these two offices is in need of repairs, we will undertake to fix it. Mr. Pringle has no locus to demand new premises to establish plush offices. If he wants a luxurious office, it should not be at the expense of taxpayers,” “We are paying $10,000 monthly for the present office on Market Street. We are literally paying for an empty office” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, January 4, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As an off-shoot of APUA’s participation in this lucrative world, its profitability will be utilized in part to subsidize the operation and maintenance of two additional reverse osmosis plants in Bethesda and Fort James in 2019,” “The addition of these two new plants will increase reliability and sustainability of water supply” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This victory is your victory, and, as they say, the voice of the people is the voice of God,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Although they have made considerable profits here which we do not begrudge them and to which they were entitled under the arrangements of their initial investments, they have not provided us with the technology require at prices that are fair and affordable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will also continue to tackle electricity supply, which we want to be both reliable and cheaper. So in 2019, our Government will install about eight megawatts of wind and solar voltaic power….at a cost of EC$40 million,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “They are presently selling to APUA that broadband service at a mark up, and this is wholesale, a mark up of about 600 percent. I am saying that is exploitative and just raping the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “APUA, on the other hand, is selling that same service that they’re buying from Flow and Digicel to their customers for $75, half the price that Flow and Digicel [are] selling to their customers,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “What if there is a run on the bank? Whose problem is it? It will be the problem of Scotia Canada who will have to spend millions of dollars to fix the problem. If Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branches here and the Caribbean is their problem,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “I say publicly without any fear of contradiction that if Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branch here and in the Caribbean that is their problem,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will not be issuing the vesting order unless we get a deal that is satisfactory to us. In that case they will have to go to court because we will not voluntarily do it,” External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will not be issuing the vesting order unless we get a deal that is satisfactory to us. In that case they will have to go to court because we will not voluntarily do it,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne declared : “What if there is a run on the bank? Whose problem is it? It will be the problem of Scotia Canada who will have to spend millions of dollars to fix the problem. If Scotiabank fails to provide some form of local participation then whatever happens to the branches here and the Caribbean is their problem,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:38:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Let us, in the future when we celebrate National Heroes’ Day, that those who have the obligation to be here should make that special effort to attend and to not have all these empty chairs. It is a form of disresepect. I want to ‘specially thank my colleague ministers who would have seen the need to be here to pay homage to these very important people,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have friends that are assisting us in this developmental initiative; some of whom their representatives are here and I thank you. However, I would have hoped to have more of our nationals present. And I just want to signal that as we celebrate the contribution of these individiuals, I believe that those who have an obligation to attend these function should understand the seriousness and not to treat the contribution with contempt,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Mar Michael ) : “While I have no firm details of the reasons for Mr Michael’s arrest, the arrest itself is sufficient for me to revoke immediately his appointment as a Cabinet member and to relieve him of all Ministerial portfolios until this matter is resolved,” External link

caribbean360 Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Mar Michael ) : “I have repeatedly stated that I expect every member of my government to comply with the highest possible standards required of public office, and while Mr. Michael might establish his innocence in time, the fact that he has been arrested, obliges me to relieve him of all government duties” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Forty million dollars over 10 years, but as far as we are concerned the term is too short and we have asked them to reconsider and perhaps consider up to 20 years with a five year moratorium,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have asked them to reconsider the terms and they said they will put it to the board and will get back to us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “What we are saying with this particular loan is that most of the funds will be going into non-revenue generating resilient infrastructure. For example in Barbuda we will be putting the lines underground. We will be replacing all of the wooden posts with concrete posts and technically speaking they will not be creating any funds, any revenue, so again we have to make sure we do not over burden the Treasury, because at the end of the day we have to pay it back,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The U.S. by its own policy has actually destroyed a thriving industry in Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As far as I’m concerned they have no moral authority whatsoever,” “There’s more gambling in the United States than any other country on the planet. Whether or not it takes place on the internet or in a casino or in a house, it’s gambling. So we do not buy into this nonsensical argument of morality” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne ajouté : "Barbuda n'avait pas la moindre chance face à (un ouragan) d'une telle taille, d'une telle férocité, d'une telle intensité" External link

la1ere Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We’re living the consequences of climate change,” External link

sunstkitts Saturday, September 23, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne dijo : "Barbuda no tenía la menor chance frente a un huracán de este tamaño, de esta ferocidad, de esta intensidad" External link

teletica Friday, September 22, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne ajouté : "Barbuda n'avait pas la moindre chance face à (un ouragan) d'une telle taille, d'une telle férocité, d'une telle intensité" External link

rtl-BE Friday, September 22, 2017 10:25:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Our common humanity, as citizens of a common space, called planet earth mandates a spirit of empathy and cooperation among all nations, large and small,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The whole idea is to deal with this Barbuda situation and to speak to the issue of climate change,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But we have an obligation at the same time to advocate on what is clearly an existential threat, one of the most significant threats facing the planet. And no matter what they think, I know that America think that their interest is first, second, third until they get to last but we have a common humanity, we all occupy a planet called Earth and as far as we are concerned we are all inter-dependent on each other and perhaps sooner than later they will come to that reality,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I’m very grateful for the visit by the CARICOM chairman, [the secretary-general and other members of the delegation,” External link

sunstkitts Friday, September 15, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "We require probably about $250-300 million," External link

tribune242 Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:27:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Barbuda was right in its path," External link

washingtonexaminer Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:05:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I have never seen any such destruction on a per capita basis compared to what I saw in Barbuda this afternoon," External link

hiawathaworldonline Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

MaltaIndipendent Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is extremely unfortunate that Barbuda was right in its path," External link

washingtonexaminer Saturday, September 9, 2017 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

news_com_au Friday, September 8, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 8, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 5:23:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

startribune Friday, September 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

timescolonist Friday, September 8, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I would have cried because that (devastation) was so heart wrenching. I couldn't believe it," External link

time Friday, September 8, 2017 3:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 8, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

ABCnews Friday, September 8, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

time Friday, September 8, 2017 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “I’m of the view that as it stands now Barbuda is barely habitable,” External link

scmp Friday, September 8, 2017 7:23:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But when you look at the extent of the devastation, I’m surprised that we did not have any more fatalities,” “That in itself would have come from high level of preparedness. But the monstrosity that this storm was, anything that would have been in its path evidently would have suffered the wrath of that storm” External link

scmp Friday, September 8, 2017 5:50:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

CBC Friday, September 8, 2017 4:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 4:02:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency -- evidence that climate change is real," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 8, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "Those who do not believe in climate change, we're hoping that when they would have looked at these natural disasters that they'll change (their) position," "All of us need to believe in it and take collective action" External link

digitaljournal Friday, September 8, 2017 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency -- evidence that climate change is real," External link

digitaljournal Friday, September 8, 2017 2:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne déclaré : "Chaque Floridien devra faire le maximum pour protéger sa famille. Les biens peuvent être remplacés, pas votre famille, c'est sérieux, on ne peut pas prendre de risque. Ce n'est pas une tempête qu'on attend en restant assis" External link

francetvinfo Friday, September 8, 2017 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Friday, September 8, 2017 12:49:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

radioaustralia Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:17:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

kansascity Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

smh Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:59:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

CBC Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne déclaré : «Elle prendra des années» External link

lefigaro Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "These storms are more ferocious, they are coming in greater frequency - evidence that climate change is real," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

bostonherald Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city," External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is really the sheer magnitude of the winds that destroyed these properties,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:39:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is just really a horrendous situation,” External link

therepublic Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "A ilha está literalmente debaixo d'água" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had," External link

smh Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:08:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “What I saw was heart-wrenching… absolutely devastating. I believe the extent of the destruction in Barbuda is unprecedented,” External link

alternet Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "It is just really a horrendous situation," External link

tampabay Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "I have to admit that I am now the bearer of bad news, in that I journeyed to Barbuda this afternoon and what I saw was heart wrenching. I mean, absolutely devastating," External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I felt like crying. But crying will not help” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We flew into Barbuda only to see total carnage. It was easily one of the most emotionally painful experiences that I have had,” External link

in-cyprus Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne řekl : "Přiletěli jsme na Barbudu a viděli jsme naprostou zkázu. Nikdy jsem necítil takový zmar," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne uvedl : "Zatím máme nicméně informace pouze o jednom mrtvém," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

jn Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:26:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne uvedl : "Zatím máme nicméně informace pouze o jednom mrtvém," External link

ceskenoviny-en Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:16:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

cmjornal Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne disse : "Por enquanto temos apenas registo de uma morte" External link

cmjornal Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne declaró : “Nos concentraremos en convertir nuestro capital humano en personas capaces de competir a escala internacional y de ser el motor del crecimiento y el desarrollo social de nuestro país” External link

caribseek Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:38:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister41.31%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
prime minister41.22%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
prime minister of antigua and barbuda6.46%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
minister of antigua and barbuda2.67%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
prime minister of antigua0.47%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
minister of antigua0.37%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
ministre2.39%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
minister of finance0.23%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
primer ministro de antigua y barbuda0.19%ES09/12/201712/09/2017
ministro de antigua y barbuda0.19%ES09/12/201712/09/2017
primeiro-ministro0.33%PT09/10/201710/09/2017
primeiro ministro de antígua e barbuda0.05%PT09/10/201710/09/2017
ministro de antígua e barbuda0.05%PT09/10/201710/09/2017
primer ministro0.28%ES09/08/201708/09/2017
ministro0.14%ES09/08/201708/09/2017
primeiro-ministro de antígua e barbuda0.23%PT09/07/201707/09/2017
président0.19%FR09/07/201707/09/2017
president0.09%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
minister of tourism0.09%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
foreign affairs minister0.05%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
finance minister0.09%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
minister of energy0.05%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
governor0.05%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
premier0.28%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
leader0.52%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
leader of antigua and barbuda0.09%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
visiting prime minister of antigua and barbuda0.09%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
minister of foreign affairs0.05%EN10/01/201601/10/2016
attorney general0.05%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
senator0.05%EN09/07/201607/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Gaston BrowneEN85.95%
Gaston BrowneFR9.31%
Gaston BrownePT3.02%
Gaston BrowneES1.31%
Gaston BrowneSA0.25%
Gaston BrowneDE0.08%
Gaston BrowneCS0.08%


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Randeep Surjewala told ( about Gaston Browne ) : "I think, the Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne has squarely indicted the BJP government for protecting those who have committed fraud and theft of public money, people like Mehul Choksi. He (Browne) said and I quote 'we got flawed information. The Indian officials have to take responsibility for that situation'," External link

news18 Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Harold Lovell said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “I do not believe that there is any one way to negotiate, there’s no one way to be aggressive and there’s no one way you should be soft. You have to be effective and sometimes they say honey is better than vinegar to achieve what you want to achieve. Sometimes you have to be aggressive, but what the Prime Minister has done … is really for the benefit of his ego and not for the benefit of the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “And because of that he has ended up with a lose-lose situation where the Bank of Nova Scotia, they have threatened to close the bank if the government refuses to issue the vesting order. At the same time Republic Financial Holdings do not appear to have any appetite to do business with the Gaston Browne administration,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Harold Lovell said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “I do not believe that there is any one way to negotiate, there’s no one way to be aggressive and there’s no one way you should be soft. You have to be effective and sometimes they say honey is better than vinegar to achieve what you want to achieve. Sometimes you have to be aggressive, but what the Prime Minister has done … is really for the benefit of his ego and not for the benefit of the people of Antigua and Barbuda,” “And because of that he has ended up with a lose-lose situation where the Bank of Nova Scotia, they have threatened to close the bank if the government refuses to issue the vesting order. At the same time Republic Financial Holdings do not appear to have any appetite to do business with the Gaston Browne administration,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Ronald Sanders said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “They are in keeping with the policies of the Gaston Browne administration to maintain friendly and cooperative relations with as many nations as possible and to abolish the requirements for visas for tourism, business and investment” External link

sunstkitts Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Charles Fernandez said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne and my Cabinet colleagues must be commended for their constant support and assistance in getting us to this stage. The teams from the Ministry of Tourism, the Antigua Port Authority and the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Ambassador Gilbert Boustany all worked tirelessly in the interest of getting the best deal for Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

abstvradio Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ralph Gonsalves said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “He (PM Browne) gave some elements of his program and said that within the month, he will put it in writing and the shareholders will give a serious consideration,” External link

searchlight Friday, May 10, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Lester Bird said ( about Gaston Browne ) : “Barbuda now lies prostrate, dispirited and depressed, a mangled wreck as the Prime Minister [Gaston Browne] has said. It is positive proof that the very existence of our civilization is now under deadly threat,” “This is the first time since the 18 th century that there is no human person legally living on Barbuda. Over 300 years of human habitation has been abruptly interrupted. That must not be the fate of our island communities. Our heritage, our civilization, our identity depends on it” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT