Gaston Browne

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Gaston Browne said : “There’s a tendency in this region in which we have some free riders – everyone wants transportation, but no one wants to pay for it. We have to implement a program of shared benefits and shared burden, so I implore our colleagues to address this very important issue of transportation urgently,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We need to move from rhetoric to firm decisions for the advancement of the region’s agricultural sector in achieving food sovereignty and food security. We must also result to act urgently in our own interest, including by honouring the terms of the CARICOM Treaty and not permitting breaches of it by let’s say countries from time to time impose these illegal non-tariff barriers on goods, particularly products from other member states,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Secretary General ) : “Those who seek to divide and rule are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary-General, who is serving on a CARICOM rotation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne argued : “I think Jamaica's proposed candidature for Commonwealth Secretary General, is a monumental error, which could only serve to divide the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have taken the opportunity to write to them, to let them know the impact that they are about to inflict on our CIP programmes and the impact on our economies,” External link

searchlight Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

standard Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

dailyecho Monday, April 25, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “I was always in the high-risk group to contract Covid…I see a lot of visitors on a daily basis…. Perhaps my exposure would have come at a restaurant, if not in Barbuda but in Miami when I removed my mask to eat,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne confirmed : “I have notified them, they tested negative. Within my family they all got tested and they are negative,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My understanding is that the project is advancing. We would have given an undertaking that we will have the area cleared shortly so that we could construct resilient housing for the people of Point, most of whom we have relocated already, and we hope to have the area cleared in a matter of 60 days,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “Baroness Scotland is a 'Caribbeaner' and as a member of the family I think we have a moral obligation to support her, to protect her and stand in solidarity with her, especially considering that there are entities and individuals outside of the region who are trying to emasculate her. We have to protect our own,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne warned ( about Secretary General ) : “those who seek to divide and rule, are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary General, who is serving on a Caricom [Caribbean Community] rotation” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Secretary General ) : “Those who seek to divide and rule, are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary General, who is serving on a CARICOM rotation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 2, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “I would have argued previously that, the manoeuvrings to replace Baroness Scotland risk diving the commonwealth; we now risk dividing Caricom,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “To the contrary, it would only serve as a gateway for a non-Caricom secretary general to succeed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “Replacing Scotland would ultimately shorten Caricom's second term and divide our region. We should continue to maintain the principle of rotation, which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term comes to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Our Commonwealth family has, until now, held to the tradition of at least two terms for a secretary general and to the principle of rotation between regions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne remarked : “Island states are on the frontlines of climate change, where the effects of rising temperatures and sea levels demand innovative climate action,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If you had to do an analysis of work that ministers do, and in particular the pay, there are many who will argue that they’re underpaid, based on the existing pay scales even in Antigua and Barbuda both in the public and private sectors,” External link

anguillian Monday, March 28, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This represents a significant threat to our CBI [Citizenship by Investment] programmes and I’m of the view that we ought to come together as an OECS subregion and to have a démarche on the European Union,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “By so doing, we’ll be literally closing that circle of independence. We have individuals who can serve as presidents of our respective countries, and I believe that each country within the Commonwealth Caribbean all aspire to become a republic,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Queen ) : “When they are in government, they will suggest that the best thing for us to do is to have a republic than to have The Queen as head of state. But when they find themselves in opposition, and the Government seeks to proceed to effect it, then they vote against it,” “They continue to play these partisan games that would undermine the process and to undermine a decision that they themselves would support if they were in government. That is the nature of our politics, very parochial” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “It’s a difficult situation because if you don’t have visa-free access into the Schengen Area, then clearly it will undermine the viability of these programmes. A lot of people who get our citizenship, it’s also to get visa-free access into that region,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Probably Monday or Tuesday the latest, there will be an increase in the prices of gasoline and diesel and it’s definitely going to be in excess of 15 dollars. That is the reality of it; even just to make sure that we break even, we have to increase the price,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Motorists just have to conserve the use of fuel now, and bus drivers and so on will be a little concerned. We are hoping that this is just a temporary situation and that this war in Ukraine will not protract and that is one of the things that we said early about this war, you know, we want it to end as soon as possible,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “It’s a difficult situation because if you don’t have visa-free access into the Schengen Area, then clearly it will undermine the viability of these programmes. A lot of people who get our citizenship, it’s also to get visa-free access into that region,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about $100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe $120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues. So, here is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about US$100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe US$120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues,” “So, there is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We can no longer afford the luxury of delaying approval of key instruments such as the Financial Services Agreement, Investment Policy, Incentive Regimes and the Development and Regulation of a Regional Securities Market,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The full operationalisation of the CSME is required for the transformation of our economies and to fight for a robust post coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery. Caricom needs to be able to shift gears and close its project implementation gaps, to ensure the full operationalisation of the CSME,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We need to work with Haiti in helping to resolve the deteriorating political situation in the country and the deepening public anxiety over citizen security,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our community has been engaged with Haiti at the highest political level, and has offered to assist in crafting a Haitian-led solution to the present crisis, that will garner the support of all the political forces in Haiti, as well as the international community,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am hoping that our community can be the bridge to the United Nations and other major organisations of the international community, to bring these needed elements to Haiti, as well as, a strong measure of humanitarian assistance, rigorously applied,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Many of our member states struggled with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, that called for the vaccination of a significant portion of our populations in order to achieve herd immunity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Vaccine hesitancy also emerged as a significant regional challenge. We remain grateful to those countries of the international community which stepped forward to fill the gap, such as India and the United States,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We must also enhance our negotiations of the EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement), to ensure that it delivers the promised benefits to all its members, including the LDC's within Caricom,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The solutions are there, the report shows that adaptation works. It is particularly clearer now, given the implications and vulnerability outlined in this report, that financing for loss and damage is more crucial now than ever,” External link

scientificamerican Monday, February 28, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Asot Michael ) : “It’s just a matter of time. We have to allow for due process because, you know, he [Asot Michael] loves to go to court,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “We just have to ensure that we do not make any mistakes in the actual selection or confirmation, for that matter, of Turner by the central executive of the party and the screening committee,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about $100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe $120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues. So, here is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My administration is very big on the issue of governance and we don’t play when it comes to governance. The holder of the Office of DPP has to be beyond reproach. Unfortunately, with this judgment, the DPP has to sort himself out,” “But, until such time, I don’t know that he’s fit to serve” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 7, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Unfortunately, with this judgment, the DPP has to sort himself out. My understanding is that he is going to appeal the judgment, but until such time, I don't know that it is prudent for him to serve," External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, February 7, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As the epidemiological position improves and public health conditions allow for a return to large gatherings, one of the primary objectives of this ministry will be to facilitate the return of Carnival which will be culturally infused with dynamism,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “already the government has provided a military aircraft to the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force and we will provide a 55-foot vessel to the Coast Guard at a cost of US$800,000 by the end of this month” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That is because, without any regard for the vulnerabilities we face, we are disqualified because of the flawed criterion of high per capita income,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We intend to continue to pursue this inequity vigorously in every international organisation and bilateral encounter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Total revenues generated by the CIP programme for the year 2021 amounted to $123.1 million and helped to cushion the adverse effects of declining government revenues from other sources. Those monies were used primarily to help our health sector in our national fight against COVID-19 for the benefit of all our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will ensure payment of severance due to the Jolly Beach workers upon successful acquisition of the property, but the workers need to know that the government doesn’t owe them a cent. We are the ones who are fighting to raise the financing to pay the severance,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect the United States would use its influence in the multinational financial institutions to effect that change,” External link

sunstkitts Friday, January 28, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The entire region is poorer by his passing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 27, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect the United States would use its influence in the multinational financial institutions to effect that change,” External link

wsau Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “What I know for sure, I have seen documentation and information to the effect that DCA has been in constant dialogue with these individuals. They would have warned them about expanding the facility, they were given a temporary approval to have a ten-by-ten facility, I’m told they went and put down a permanent structure and continued to expand, and I have to tell you, certain reports were made about them,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, January 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “My statement was made in response to an article in the Observer, penned by D Gisele Isaac, dated January 4 2022, in which she challenged the naming of certain buildings to celebrate the contributions of Sir Lester, Sir Novelle Richards, and Sir John St Luce,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If you had to do an analysis of work that ministers do, and in particular the pay, there are many who will argue that they’re underpaid, based on the existing pay scales even in Antigua and Barbuda both in the public and private sectors,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne responded : “Stop the foolish rhetoric….If you come close to me talking about you are threatening me, you will get hurt….Don’t test me!” External link

sunstkitts Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect everyone to sweat. The Bible says by the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread and I want everybody to eat bread, so you have to sweat, you have to work, you have to perform and that is the call I will be making in my new year speech for 2022,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Caricom and Cuba have a lot of which they can be proud. A growing friendship spanning almost half of a century is a rare milestone in the history of any relationship,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne acrescentou : "Nossos países são os menos responsáveis pelos danos ambientais em todo o mundo" "Mas pagamos o preço mais alto" External link

noticias-terra-br Monday, December 6, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As it stands now, that policy initiative to lift the state of emergency on the 23rd still stands, but it could be reviewed and reversed depending on any significant spread of this new variant,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “These are measures that are required to manage any escalation in Covid. Admittedly, Covid cases are significantly down, hospitalisations are down, beds are stabilised at 117, so at this point we are in a relatively good place, but the situation is very fluid and could change in a couple of weeks,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “I don’t know if it was by design or error but I imagine the DPP, when he studies the judgement, he will make a determination as to whether or not he will appeal,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We do not need to meet with them to determine the amount of the compassionate payment. This is not a matter for negotiation. They have one of two choices; accept or reject the offer. At the end of the day the government of Antigua and Barbuda has no legal liability to the staff of LIAT,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Pushing our government to pay $60 million in cash is beyond the means of our government. It is therefore an exercise in futility,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “One of the ways we could help LIAT workers, especially those who are displaced and experiencing hardship, the government of Antigua and Barbuda could purchase the travel assets of LIAT from the administrator and that will make several millions available that could be paid to staff as a preferred creditor and, hopefully, we can get that done for Christmas,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I will accept that there were some gains. South Africa, for example, they will benefit from $8.5 billion in funding from the G7 countries as they literally seek to close their coal industry. A number of countries would have committed to subsidising renewables to make them affordable. They came up with an additional $10 billion that they will make available to assist with funding. The G7 countries had promised $100 billion many years ago and that has not materialized, but with this increased pledge from Japan obviously it would put us a little closer but still not enough,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about India Ocean ) : “If we don’t increase our climate omissions to keep global temperatures down below 1.5 then obviously, there will be catastrophic consequences and the irony about that is, it is the small island states in the Caribbean and in the Pacific and Indian Ocean are the ones that are in the frontlines and will suffer disproportionately. We have to continue to fight strenuously to advocate in a more vociferous way to get these large emitters to reduce their omissions because they are not only imperiling our own civilization but they are literally the imperiling the planet and the entire global human civilization. It is a significant existential threat that requires a lot of activism and a lot of agitation to force these large emitters to conform,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Merck Sharp ) : “On Monday I will be writing to the United Kingdom to ask them to secure some of the Merck pills for Caricom countries because they recently approved it,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 8, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That’s good news and we believe as time elapses, we will have more remedies and antivirals to treat Covid…but they [residents] should not wait until those antivirals become available because by then it might be too late,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 8, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our countries are the least liable for the damage to the world’s environment, but we pay the highest price,” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are here to deliver on commitments made but we are closing out 2021 with ambition that puts us on a pathway to overshooting the 1.5 goal. Ambition is our litmus test,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We clearly have the money and the technology to make this transition. The economic impacts of climate disasters on SIDS surpasses our GDP, and if you need a reminder of this fact, the tropical cyclones that destroyed, Bahamas, Dominica, Fiji and my home country, Barbuda, should serve as enough evidence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Litigation is the only way we will be taken seriously while the leaders of big countries are dillydallying,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 1, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “did not create the problems of climate change,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 1, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I’m extremely worried, but despite the disappointment I’m still hopeful,” External link

guardian Monday, November 1, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have already put systems in place to ensure that if he is not here as yet that they could capture him on his way here because Antigua and Barbuda is not gonna be a refuge for scamps,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “You have built homes. You have dispatched barrels of supplies and necessities with regularity. You have made your apartments available for those of your relatives who have come to study and work in the great cities of your adopted homes. You are the greatest!” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne affirmed : “As we complete four decades of sovereignty, we step on to the platform leading to the fifth decade. The diaspora is expected to continue playing an important role, and my government will ensure your participation,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My understanding is that the four smaller branches within the OECS subregions, they have deals on these four branches. They do not have a deal on the branches in St Lucia or Antigua. But one can speculate that they will sell the Antiguan and St Lucian banks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 22, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have already put systems in place to ensure that if he is not here as yet that they could capture him on his way here because Antigua and Barbuda is not gonna be a refuge for scamps,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I want to implore our bankers here … even if they have to do a joint venture, they should approach the directors of CIBC as soon as possible and should try and do a deal. I am always of the view that these assets should be controlled locally,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Back in March, I told you all no vaccination no travel. You could have seen precisely where the world was going. I hope that our people will take heed and get vaccinated so we can restore normalcy as soon as possible,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Even in the case of Antigua and Barbuda, if were liable based on our shareholding in LIAT, we had a shareholding of about 35 percent, so it would have meant that the liability would have been 35 percent. The fact that we’re offering 50 percent…it’s a very lucrative offer” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 15, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “No one had the common sense to make sure that it was done and that the nurses were paid on a timely basis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 11, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am not happy about it, but that's an issue for another time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 11, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Now, lest say if we only get 60 per cent of the population vaccinated, or 70 per cent and we decide to drop those restrictions, it means therefore that individuals would come exposed to those unvaccinated persons,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So, by then, whoever is not vaccinated by then would have taken a conscious decision not to get vaccinated and if the unfortunate happens and they get ill, or they die that's the choice they would have made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Whatever we have to do to get it, we gon’ get it,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So even with the Merck drug that will probably come out maybe early next year, you can be assured that whatever we have to do to get it we gon’ get it. So I’m not worried about getting it. The issue is, especially among our males, whenever we are sick, we don’t wanna go to the doctor, and we mess around with all kinda bush and all kinda home remedies, and they only wait until they are critically ill to seek medical attention. By then, it’s too late,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “Only in that way can the Commonwealth continue to be a beacon in this world which is beset by turmoil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We must be united against the triple threat against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the economic fallout which will scar all of our countries for the foreseeable future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “On behalf of Caricom, I wish to request your support for Secretary General Scotland's completion of her full second term, namely to 31 March, 2024,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne noted : “I am very happy with the progress that has been made during the last 12-18 months. Barbuda, obviously, has made a lot of progress. Eighty percent (80%) of the homes have been restored and the PLH Project is going well. We have this energy plant as well in which 14 hours of the day have been supplied with green energy. So a lot of progress has been made and the future of Barbuda is very bright” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “Only in that way can the Commonwealth continue to be a beacon in this world which is beset by turmoil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We must be united against the triple threat against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the economic fallout which will scar all of our countries for the foreseeable future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “On behalf of Caricom, I wish to request your support for Secretary General Scotland's completion of her full second term, namely to 31 March, 2024,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have said that we want constitutional protection to avoid any frivolous litigation, especially by those in the UPP,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The members of staff are truly shocked and traumatized by news of the brutal killing of their colleague, and are psychologically harmed by the news that her son had sustained severe injuries during the same violent event which caused his mother's death,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 21, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We still have at least two entities that are negotiating with the administrator to become shareholders within the LIAT company. It may have to be a new company because when you look at what is happening presently, the threats that are made, the demands that are made by past staff, members of staff and the union, I am not even sure now that LIAT 1974 Limited will be viable so there may have to be a LIAT 2020….recapitalised and start as a new entity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 21, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Elections can be called at any time and I have to use it to the strategic benefit of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party. It may be that we go to March 2023 or we may not, so it is constitutionally permissible for me to call it before if I wish. All I will say to the people of Antigua and Barbuda, and especially to my colleagues who will be running the various constituencies, just be ready because I am not afraid to call election,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Russia is one of the leading nations in the world and we felt that it is important for us to strengthen the bilateral relationship so that we can also strengthen the level of collaboration in the international fora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So this treaty on basic relations is very important to us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “So, to cut [the taxes] by 50 percent would have been difficult, even though we were looking at the possibility of even reducing the travel taxes by about 25 percent at the time. There are other governments within the region that have similar hypothecation of revenue which would have limited the extent to which they could cut travel taxes, because these revenues were previously assigned,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But the fact that you are not collecting, or you hardly collecting anything at this time it is not revenue you are giving away. You can't give away what you are not earning,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have said to my colleagues within the OECS that now is the time. I can tell you that my colleagues are looking at it seriously and I believe we should be able to convince them to do something now,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So there are multiple benefits by introducing such a policy. I so accept it is something that should have been done before but I believe that again COVID has given us the opportunity to do it now and we ought not to do so,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extent that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, June 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi’s lawyers have written to the police commissioner providing the names of the people he believes abducted him,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, June 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extant that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 7, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extent that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police are taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

india Monday, June 7, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extant that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 7, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Mehul Choksi has filed a written complaint with the Antiguan Royal Police Force through his attorneys, claiming that he was abducted from Antigua and Barbuda and taken to Dominica. It is a report that the police is taking very seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As I said earlier, it is unlikely that he was abducted as Antigua and Barbuda doesn’t have culture of abductions and the fact that there was no ransom (demanded),” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “There is no truth to abduction theory; there is no violation of (his) any constitutional rights. This is a situation in which there is cooperation between two states to send a wanted person to India, who was found illegally in Dominica. How he was found there, we are not sure. Choksi has filed a formal report confirming that he was abducted, and law enforcement has an obligation to investigate the matter,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As I said earlier, what is the possibility of Antiguan government having an agreement with Dominica to abduct Choksi, and take him to Dominica, to have him abducted for the second time (to take to India)? I mean we would have to put him on some kind of vessel to take back to India. This just doesn’t make any sense. Antigua and Barbuda have far more assets than Dominica, when it comes to accommodating large jets. If that (abduction) was to be considered, a private jet could have come (directly to Antigua) and would have taken him to India. There was no need to involve another country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Having said that, we would not accept the abduction of anyone, be a citizen or resident of this country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has no constitutional rights in Dominica. As an illegal alien, Dominica has an option to send him back to Antigua, where he has an unsettled citizenship, or back to India, where he is still a citizen because his request for revocation of his Indian citizenship has not been cancelled till date” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We want them to come above ground,” “We do not want anyone to stay below the radar because they do not have any time in the country” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The preference of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda is for Mr. Choksi to be repatriated to India from Dominica,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If he finds himself in Antigua, the problem reverts to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "That's why they want that he shouldn't be deported to India, but back to Antigua where he could continue to hide behind constitutional protections," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne claimed : “Choksi changed his lawyer to a well-known member of the UPP (Opposition party) who had promised him protection, for campaign funding. That’s why they want that he shouldn’t be deported to India, but back to Antigua where he could continue to hide behind constitutional protections,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Let me state here that even though Choksi’s citizenship was unsettled, we respected his legal and constitutional rights as a citizen, and we did nothing to abridge those rights whilst he was on Antiguan and Barbudan soil,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 31, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 31, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Yes, I can confirm there is a jet there. My understanding is that the Indian government has sent certain documentation from the courts in India to confirm that Choksi is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documentation will be used in the court case that will be heard next Wednesday," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : "The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua, he is a citizen, we could not deport him," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "The problem is if he is sent back to Antigua because he is an Antiguan citizen, even though his citizenship is unsettled, he still enjoys constitutional and legal protections. We have no doubt that his citizenship will ultimately be revoked because he did not disclose material information," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : "The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica, probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on, and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him....," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "The problem is if he is sent back to Antigua because he is an Antiguan citizen, even though his citizenship is unsettled, he still enjoys constitutional and legal protections. We have no doubt that his citizenship will ultimately be revoked because he did not disclose material information," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica, probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on, and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him…,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Mr Modi ) : “Yes, I can confirm there is a jet there. My understanding is that the Indian government has sent certain documentation from the courts in India to confirm that Mr. Choksi is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documentation will be used in the court case that will be heard at the court next Wednesday,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “That would have been a monumental error because whereas in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not have deported him,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration's revocation of Choksi's citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi , who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration's revocation of Choksi's citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "My understanding is that Indian government has sent certain documents from courts in India to confirm that he is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documents will be utilised in the court case as you know the judge in Dominica has put a stay on deportation till Wednesday. So Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “These loafers, laggards and charlatans (LLCs), are scavenging for issues, and yet again, failed to prioritise the national interest over their parochial political interests,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “ill-considered utterance. Additionally, the claim that the request undermines the rule of law, or Choksi’s constitutional rights is preposterous,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitise this fugitive to get campaign funding,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We live in a globalised world where cooperation among states is required to fight and defeat criminals; to deny criminals the use of the state apparatus for protection and advancement of their criminal conduct. That is precisely why we have and continue to encourage the government of Dominica, to make him persona non grata for illegally entering their country and to deport him to India where he is still a citizen,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration’s revocation of Choksi’s citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “We are determined to revoke Choksi’s citizenship and to concurrently pursue his extradition to India to face criminal charges there. There has been no violation of Choksi’s legal and constitutional protections, despite the decision of my administration to revoke his citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them (Dominica) not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges leveled against him” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Investment Programme ) : “The ADOMS building has been completed. In fact, the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) will be taking up occupancy in that building within a matter of weeks. They are now purchasing the furnishings and I believe the Tourism Authority as well will be occupying the building,” “We want to make sure we get, let’s say agencies in the government that have revenue bases or sources of revenue to pay the rent to take the strain off of central government” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, May 28, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We asked them [Dominica] not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges levelled against him,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The Dominican government is cooperating with the Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua, where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Ultimately, it is the sovereign decision of the government of Dominica as to which country they repatriate Mehul Choksi unless the Court states otherwise," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them (Dominica) not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges levelled against him” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them not to repatriate him to Antigua,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “I have advised them so they can coordinate efforts to have Choksi repatriated directly to India so that he could be brought to justice,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "he may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We certainly know that he (Choksi) did not use any aircraft. If he would have fled the country it would be by way of some form of sea vessel,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We have requested that he be detained and to make arrangements with Dominican government to have him returned to India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We have asked the Dominican Government to detain him for entering their country illegally, to make him persona non grata and have him deported directly to India” External link

news18 Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "He was found in Dominica. He may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats. The Dominican government is cooperating with the Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "He was found in Dominica. He may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats. Dominican government is cooperating with Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies to make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "I am pretty sure. I am not aware that he is a citizen of Dominica and that he'd have enjoyed any constitutional protection, so on that basis it will be easy for Dominica to deport him," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is likely that he may still be here,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I can assure you that he (Choksi) 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

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “if indeed, Mr Choksi has fled the country as speculated, it would have been by boat, because no aircraft with any flight plan (to Cuba) and any passenger by the name of Mehul Choksi would have been found by the authority,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I would not believe that law enforcement or anyone for that matter would have contemplated that Mr Choksi would have fled the country. In any case, we don’t have any reliable information to date to confirm that he has fled the country. It is likely that he may still be here and law enforcement is utilizing all efforts, including all intelligence to locate him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “if indeed, Mr Choksi has fled the country as speculated, it would have been by boat because no aircraft with any flight plan (to Cuba) and any passenger by the name of Mehul Choksi would have been found by the authority,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “law enforcement continues to collaborate with regional and international police to make sure that he is located, just in case he may have absconded. But again Mr Speaker, we don’t have any reliable information to date to confirm that indeed he has absconded” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "If he is in Cuba, it would have been by boat and he would have to leave within a matter of 36 hours, which is extremely unlikely," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We have been collaborating with the Indian government. Mr Choksi has two cases before the courts of Antigua and Barbuda. One is the extradition to India, and the second one is revocation of his citizenship. From all indications, Mr Mehul Choksi has very strong interests here to fight those two cases," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “we will be casting the foundation of the 4,000 square feet building to be constructed at a cost of about 1.2 million dollars. We also have pledges of another 1.5 million dollars so this will turn out to be a very, very impressive credit union. We just want to keep the people informed about this credit union,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Sir Lester is easily one of the most talented persons to grace the shores of this nation. There is hardly any other person that could have made such significant contributions in different aspects of our development,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Many of them looked at his past indiscretions, but I remind us all that none of us are perfect and as the Bible says he who has not sinned, cast the first stone,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He [Molwyn Joseph] is the one who recommended this based on a decision taken by the CDC [US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and …that in itself will serve as an incentive,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 17, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If we say, if you’re not vaccinated you can’t participate in a club or in a fete, it is a choice that you took because if you really want to normalise your life then you will get vaccinated. Ultimately you won’t have a choice at the end of the day,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 17, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Well I want to say definitively to the people of Antigua and Barbuda that we do not have the luxury of not getting vaccinated and if we do not get the herd immunity perhaps in the next 60 to 90 days there is going to be weeping and gnashing of teeth in this country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 3, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “It is going to be an inescapable fact that our people have no choice but to get vaccinated, they either do so voluntarily to protect lives and livelihoods or be forced to do so,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 3, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We recognise that there are opportunities going forward in terms of seizing the green recovery that will follow as we all seek to accelerate our transition into green energy. But transitioning into green energy is expensive,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “If we are to achieve the commitments that we have given, obviously the funding is beyond our means and it would have been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We are grateful that the United States and China have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and we look forward to swift action in their transitioning into carbon neutral economies," External link

peopledaily Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The debt of small states has risen to unsustainable levels, because of repeated borrowings to rebuild and recover from natural disasters, arising from climate change,” External link

politico Friday, April 23, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The harmful effects of climate change are growing, and the cost of mitigation and recovery is being counted in human lives and livelihoods,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 23, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “Over the years, the debt of small states has risen to unsustainable levels, because of repeated borrowings to rebuild and recover from continuous debilitation by natural disasters, arising from climate change. Mechanisms, introduced by International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for addressing the looming debt crisis are insufficient,” External link

abstvradio Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne concluded : “It is our hope that a spirit of cooperation will emerge from this gathering of 40 that can be taken to Glasgow, to inspire an ambitious programme of action to achieve net zero by 2050,” External link

abstvradio Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “An investment in WIOC will be an investment in your family’s future and the development of our nation’s economy,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I want to make it abundantly clear that my government is not advocating the use of cannabis,” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Just imagine, this self-righteous sophomaniac, felt emboldened enough to publicly accuse me of sexism,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Between April 9 and the 17 we would have had about 32 new cases. As I said before, about 4 per day, and interestingly, a few of the cases were traced to the crowding at Ffryes Beach a few Sundays ago,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As usual, the UPP opportunists and propagandists who are seeking relevance clearly are accentuating an exchange of levity on social media; something that is of absolutely no consequence. At the end of the day, we’ll be accommodating hundreds of Vincentians, young, old male, female, but these UPP people are uncontrollably embittered, and they evidently need to get a life,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 12, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “From all indications, the Sputnik is one of the best vaccines out there. But what was very impressive is the fact that they said this vaccine could last for up to two years. That really surprised me at the time because what is happening now with most of the Western vaccines is that they are now saying that even though you have had the two doses, perhaps 6 months to a year you’d have to have a booster vaccine,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 12, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It seems as though they don’t want us to operate the CIP, so they want to kill it” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I want to tell them if they kill it, it might not be as bad for Antigua and Barbuda because the CIP did not contribute any more than 10 percent of our total revenue prior to Covid,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I do not know ultimately when this case is heard that any judge has the authority to say that we should take out shares from West Indies Oil Company and transfer it to HMB to settle a debt. I am not aware that any judge has any such legal jurisdiction,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne says : “proven conclusively that the problem is not tourists,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our interpretation of that was the 41 percent not the 51 percent. I have to tell you that the Judge did not speak to me directly, but it could have been a situation where the information that was given was not clear, and they did not take into consideration that there was this preexisting commitment, or it was stated and it was not documented” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 29, 2021 11:12:00 AM 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 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 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 disse : "A ilha está literalmente debaixo d'água" External link

noticias-r7 Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:29:00 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 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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Gaston Browne said : “There’s a tendency in this region in which we have some free riders – everyone wants transportation, but no one wants to pay for it. We have to implement a program of shared benefits and shared burden, so I implore our colleagues to address this very important issue of transportation urgently,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We need to move from rhetoric to firm decisions for the advancement of the region’s agricultural sector in achieving food sovereignty and food security. We must also result to act urgently in our own interest, including by honouring the terms of the CARICOM Treaty and not permitting breaches of it by let’s say countries from time to time impose these illegal non-tariff barriers on goods, particularly products from other member states,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Secretary General ) : “Those who seek to divide and rule are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary-General, who is serving on a CARICOM rotation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne argued : “I think Jamaica's proposed candidature for Commonwealth Secretary General, is a monumental error, which could only serve to divide the Caribbean,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have taken the opportunity to write to them, to let them know the impact that they are about to inflict on our CIP programmes and the impact on our economies,” External link

searchlight Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

standard Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The reality is we have been left and bereft of modern institutions such as universities and medicinal facilities” External link

dailyecho Monday, April 25, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “I was always in the high-risk group to contract Covid…I see a lot of visitors on a daily basis…. Perhaps my exposure would have come at a restaurant, if not in Barbuda but in Miami when I removed my mask to eat,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne confirmed : “I have notified them, they tested negative. Within my family they all got tested and they are negative,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 11, 2022 7:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My understanding is that the project is advancing. We would have given an undertaking that we will have the area cleared shortly so that we could construct resilient housing for the people of Point, most of whom we have relocated already, and we hope to have the area cleared in a matter of 60 days,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, April 10, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “Baroness Scotland is a 'Caribbeaner' and as a member of the family I think we have a moral obligation to support her, to protect her and stand in solidarity with her, especially considering that there are entities and individuals outside of the region who are trying to emasculate her. We have to protect our own,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne warned ( about Secretary General ) : “those who seek to divide and rule, are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary General, who is serving on a Caricom [Caribbean Community] rotation” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Secretary General ) : “Those who seek to divide and rule, are encouraging Jamaica to present a candidate in opposition to the current Secretary General, who is serving on a CARICOM rotation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, April 2, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “I would have argued previously that, the manoeuvrings to replace Baroness Scotland risk diving the commonwealth; we now risk dividing Caricom,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “To the contrary, it would only serve as a gateway for a non-Caricom secretary general to succeed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Baroness Scotland ) : “Replacing Scotland would ultimately shorten Caricom's second term and divide our region. We should continue to maintain the principle of rotation, which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term comes to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “Our Commonwealth family has, until now, held to the tradition of at least two terms for a secretary general and to the principle of rotation between regions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne remarked : “Island states are on the frontlines of climate change, where the effects of rising temperatures and sea levels demand innovative climate action,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:48:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If you had to do an analysis of work that ministers do, and in particular the pay, there are many who will argue that they’re underpaid, based on the existing pay scales even in Antigua and Barbuda both in the public and private sectors,” External link

anguillian Monday, March 28, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This represents a significant threat to our CBI [Citizenship by Investment] programmes and I’m of the view that we ought to come together as an OECS subregion and to have a démarche on the European Union,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:36:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “By so doing, we’ll be literally closing that circle of independence. We have individuals who can serve as presidents of our respective countries, and I believe that each country within the Commonwealth Caribbean all aspire to become a republic,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Queen ) : “When they are in government, they will suggest that the best thing for us to do is to have a republic than to have The Queen as head of state. But when they find themselves in opposition, and the Government seeks to proceed to effect it, then they vote against it,” “They continue to play these partisan games that would undermine the process and to undermine a decision that they themselves would support if they were in government. That is the nature of our politics, very parochial” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “It’s a difficult situation because if you don’t have visa-free access into the Schengen Area, then clearly it will undermine the viability of these programmes. A lot of people who get our citizenship, it’s also to get visa-free access into that region,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, March 22, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Probably Monday or Tuesday the latest, there will be an increase in the prices of gasoline and diesel and it’s definitely going to be in excess of 15 dollars. That is the reality of it; even just to make sure that we break even, we have to increase the price,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Motorists just have to conserve the use of fuel now, and bus drivers and so on will be a little concerned. We are hoping that this is just a temporary situation and that this war in Ukraine will not protract and that is one of the things that we said early about this war, you know, we want it to end as soon as possible,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “It’s a difficult situation because if you don’t have visa-free access into the Schengen Area, then clearly it will undermine the viability of these programmes. A lot of people who get our citizenship, it’s also to get visa-free access into that region,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 14, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 7, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about $100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe $120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues. So, here is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump,” External link

sunstkitts Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about US$100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe US$120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues,” “So, there is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 2, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We can no longer afford the luxury of delaying approval of key instruments such as the Financial Services Agreement, Investment Policy, Incentive Regimes and the Development and Regulation of a Regional Securities Market,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The full operationalisation of the CSME is required for the transformation of our economies and to fight for a robust post coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery. Caricom needs to be able to shift gears and close its project implementation gaps, to ensure the full operationalisation of the CSME,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We need to work with Haiti in helping to resolve the deteriorating political situation in the country and the deepening public anxiety over citizen security,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our community has been engaged with Haiti at the highest political level, and has offered to assist in crafting a Haitian-led solution to the present crisis, that will garner the support of all the political forces in Haiti, as well as the international community,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am hoping that our community can be the bridge to the United Nations and other major organisations of the international community, to bring these needed elements to Haiti, as well as, a strong measure of humanitarian assistance, rigorously applied,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Many of our member states struggled with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, that called for the vaccination of a significant portion of our populations in order to achieve herd immunity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Vaccine hesitancy also emerged as a significant regional challenge. We remain grateful to those countries of the international community which stepped forward to fill the gap, such as India and the United States,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We must also enhance our negotiations of the EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement), to ensure that it delivers the promised benefits to all its members, including the LDC's within Caricom,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “The solutions are there, the report shows that adaptation works. It is particularly clearer now, given the implications and vulnerability outlined in this report, that financing for loss and damage is more crucial now than ever,” External link

scientificamerican Monday, February 28, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added ( about Asot Michael ) : “It’s just a matter of time. We have to allow for due process because, you know, he [Asot Michael] loves to go to court,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “We just have to ensure that we do not make any mistakes in the actual selection or confirmation, for that matter, of Turner by the central executive of the party and the screening committee,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Now, I believe that within the last few days petroleum prices are about $100 per barrel and potentially it could get up to maybe $120 within the next week or two, especially if this conflict continues. So, here is the implication of potentially where we have been subsidising the pricing and would have kept the pricing of petroleum products stable for the last few years, we could have a situation where we are forced to increase the price at the pump,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, February 28, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My administration is very big on the issue of governance and we don’t play when it comes to governance. The holder of the Office of DPP has to be beyond reproach. Unfortunately, with this judgment, the DPP has to sort himself out,” “But, until such time, I don’t know that he’s fit to serve” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 7, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Unfortunately, with this judgment, the DPP has to sort himself out. My understanding is that he is going to appeal the judgment, but until such time, I don't know that it is prudent for him to serve," External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, February 7, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As the epidemiological position improves and public health conditions allow for a return to large gatherings, one of the primary objectives of this ministry will be to facilitate the return of Carnival which will be culturally infused with dynamism,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “already the government has provided a military aircraft to the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force and we will provide a 55-foot vessel to the Coast Guard at a cost of US$800,000 by the end of this month” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, February 5, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That is because, without any regard for the vulnerabilities we face, we are disqualified because of the flawed criterion of high per capita income,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We intend to continue to pursue this inequity vigorously in every international organisation and bilateral encounter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Total revenues generated by the CIP programme for the year 2021 amounted to $123.1 million and helped to cushion the adverse effects of declining government revenues from other sources. Those monies were used primarily to help our health sector in our national fight against COVID-19 for the benefit of all our people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We will ensure payment of severance due to the Jolly Beach workers upon successful acquisition of the property, but the workers need to know that the government doesn’t owe them a cent. We are the ones who are fighting to raise the financing to pay the severance,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, February 4, 2022 11:47:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect the United States would use its influence in the multinational financial institutions to effect that change,” External link

sunstkitts Friday, January 28, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The entire region is poorer by his passing,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 27, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect the United States would use its influence in the multinational financial institutions to effect that change,” External link

wsau Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “What I know for sure, I have seen documentation and information to the effect that DCA has been in constant dialogue with these individuals. They would have warned them about expanding the facility, they were given a temporary approval to have a ten-by-ten facility, I’m told they went and put down a permanent structure and continued to expand, and I have to tell you, certain reports were made about them,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, January 17, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “My statement was made in response to an article in the Observer, penned by D Gisele Isaac, dated January 4 2022, in which she challenged the naming of certain buildings to celebrate the contributions of Sir Lester, Sir Novelle Richards, and Sir John St Luce,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If you had to do an analysis of work that ministers do, and in particular the pay, there are many who will argue that they’re underpaid, based on the existing pay scales even in Antigua and Barbuda both in the public and private sectors,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne responded : “Stop the foolish rhetoric….If you come close to me talking about you are threatening me, you will get hurt….Don’t test me!” External link

sunstkitts Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We expect everyone to sweat. The Bible says by the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread and I want everybody to eat bread, so you have to sweat, you have to work, you have to perform and that is the call I will be making in my new year speech for 2022,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Caricom and Cuba have a lot of which they can be proud. A growing friendship spanning almost half of a century is a rare milestone in the history of any relationship,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne acrescentou : "Nossos países são os menos responsáveis pelos danos ambientais em todo o mundo" "Mas pagamos o preço mais alto" External link

noticias-terra-br Monday, December 6, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As it stands now, that policy initiative to lift the state of emergency on the 23rd still stands, but it could be reviewed and reversed depending on any significant spread of this new variant,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “These are measures that are required to manage any escalation in Covid. Admittedly, Covid cases are significantly down, hospitalisations are down, beds are stabilised at 117, so at this point we are in a relatively good place, but the situation is very fluid and could change in a couple of weeks,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “I don’t know if it was by design or error but I imagine the DPP, when he studies the judgement, he will make a determination as to whether or not he will appeal,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 29, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We do not need to meet with them to determine the amount of the compassionate payment. This is not a matter for negotiation. They have one of two choices; accept or reject the offer. At the end of the day the government of Antigua and Barbuda has no legal liability to the staff of LIAT,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Pushing our government to pay $60 million in cash is beyond the means of our government. It is therefore an exercise in futility,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 23, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “One of the ways we could help LIAT workers, especially those who are displaced and experiencing hardship, the government of Antigua and Barbuda could purchase the travel assets of LIAT from the administrator and that will make several millions available that could be paid to staff as a preferred creditor and, hopefully, we can get that done for Christmas,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I will accept that there were some gains. South Africa, for example, they will benefit from $8.5 billion in funding from the G7 countries as they literally seek to close their coal industry. A number of countries would have committed to subsidising renewables to make them affordable. They came up with an additional $10 billion that they will make available to assist with funding. The G7 countries had promised $100 billion many years ago and that has not materialized, but with this increased pledge from Japan obviously it would put us a little closer but still not enough,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about India Ocean ) : “If we don’t increase our climate omissions to keep global temperatures down below 1.5 then obviously, there will be catastrophic consequences and the irony about that is, it is the small island states in the Caribbean and in the Pacific and Indian Ocean are the ones that are in the frontlines and will suffer disproportionately. We have to continue to fight strenuously to advocate in a more vociferous way to get these large emitters to reduce their omissions because they are not only imperiling our own civilization but they are literally the imperiling the planet and the entire global human civilization. It is a significant existential threat that requires a lot of activism and a lot of agitation to force these large emitters to conform,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Merck Sharp ) : “On Monday I will be writing to the United Kingdom to ask them to secure some of the Merck pills for Caricom countries because they recently approved it,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 8, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “That’s good news and we believe as time elapses, we will have more remedies and antivirals to treat Covid…but they [residents] should not wait until those antivirals become available because by then it might be too late,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, November 8, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our countries are the least liable for the damage to the world’s environment, but we pay the highest price,” External link

nytimes Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We are here to deliver on commitments made but we are closing out 2021 with ambition that puts us on a pathway to overshooting the 1.5 goal. Ambition is our litmus test,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We clearly have the money and the technology to make this transition. The economic impacts of climate disasters on SIDS surpasses our GDP, and if you need a reminder of this fact, the tropical cyclones that destroyed, Bahamas, Dominica, Fiji and my home country, Barbuda, should serve as enough evidence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Litigation is the only way we will be taken seriously while the leaders of big countries are dillydallying,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 1, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “did not create the problems of climate change,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 1, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I’m extremely worried, but despite the disappointment I’m still hopeful,” External link

guardian Monday, November 1, 2021 10:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have already put systems in place to ensure that if he is not here as yet that they could capture him on his way here because Antigua and Barbuda is not gonna be a refuge for scamps,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “You have built homes. You have dispatched barrels of supplies and necessities with regularity. You have made your apartments available for those of your relatives who have come to study and work in the great cities of your adopted homes. You are the greatest!” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne affirmed : “As we complete four decades of sovereignty, we step on to the platform leading to the fifth decade. The diaspora is expected to continue playing an important role, and my government will ensure your participation,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “My understanding is that the four smaller branches within the OECS subregions, they have deals on these four branches. They do not have a deal on the branches in St Lucia or Antigua. But one can speculate that they will sell the Antiguan and St Lucian banks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 22, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have already put systems in place to ensure that if he is not here as yet that they could capture him on his way here because Antigua and Barbuda is not gonna be a refuge for scamps,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I want to implore our bankers here … even if they have to do a joint venture, they should approach the directors of CIBC as soon as possible and should try and do a deal. I am always of the view that these assets should be controlled locally,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Back in March, I told you all no vaccination no travel. You could have seen precisely where the world was going. I hope that our people will take heed and get vaccinated so we can restore normalcy as soon as possible,” External link

antiguaobserver Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “Even in the case of Antigua and Barbuda, if were liable based on our shareholding in LIAT, we had a shareholding of about 35 percent, so it would have meant that the liability would have been 35 percent. The fact that we’re offering 50 percent…it’s a very lucrative offer” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, October 15, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “No one had the common sense to make sure that it was done and that the nurses were paid on a timely basis,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 11, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I am not happy about it, but that's an issue for another time,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 11, 2021 5:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Now, lest say if we only get 60 per cent of the population vaccinated, or 70 per cent and we decide to drop those restrictions, it means therefore that individuals would come exposed to those unvaccinated persons,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So, by then, whoever is not vaccinated by then would have taken a conscious decision not to get vaccinated and if the unfortunate happens and they get ill, or they die that's the choice they would have made,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Whatever we have to do to get it, we gon’ get it,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So even with the Merck drug that will probably come out maybe early next year, you can be assured that whatever we have to do to get it we gon’ get it. So I’m not worried about getting it. The issue is, especially among our males, whenever we are sick, we don’t wanna go to the doctor, and we mess around with all kinda bush and all kinda home remedies, and they only wait until they are critically ill to seek medical attention. By then, it’s too late,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “Only in that way can the Commonwealth continue to be a beacon in this world which is beset by turmoil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We must be united against the triple threat against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the economic fallout which will scar all of our countries for the foreseeable future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “On behalf of Caricom, I wish to request your support for Secretary General Scotland's completion of her full second term, namely to 31 March, 2024,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne noted : “I am very happy with the progress that has been made during the last 12-18 months. Barbuda, obviously, has made a lot of progress. Eighty percent (80%) of the homes have been restored and the PLH Project is going well. We have this energy plant as well in which 14 hours of the day have been supplied with green energy. So a lot of progress has been made and the future of Barbuda is very bright” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “This runs counter to the principle of rotation which would see Africa assuming the office of secretary general in 2024 when the Caribbean term would normally come to an end, followed in turn by the Pacific,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne warned : “Only in that way can the Commonwealth continue to be a beacon in this world which is beset by turmoil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne wrote : “We must be united against the triple threat against the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the economic fallout which will scar all of our countries for the foreseeable future,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “On behalf of Caricom, I wish to request your support for Secretary General Scotland's completion of her full second term, namely to 31 March, 2024,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We have said that we want constitutional protection to avoid any frivolous litigation, especially by those in the UPP,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The members of staff are truly shocked and traumatized by news of the brutal killing of their colleague, and are psychologically harmed by the news that her son had sustained severe injuries during the same violent event which caused his mother's death,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 21, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We still have at least two entities that are negotiating with the administrator to become shareholders within the LIAT company. It may have to be a new company because when you look at what is happening presently, the threats that are made, the demands that are made by past staff, members of staff and the union, I am not even sure now that LIAT 1974 Limited will be viable so there may have to be a LIAT 2020….recapitalised and start as a new entity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 21, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Elections can be called at any time and I have to use it to the strategic benefit of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party. It may be that we go to March 2023 or we may not, so it is constitutionally permissible for me to call it before if I wish. All I will say to the people of Antigua and Barbuda, and especially to my colleagues who will be running the various constituencies, just be ready because I am not afraid to call election,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Russia is one of the leading nations in the world and we felt that it is important for us to strengthen the bilateral relationship so that we can also strengthen the level of collaboration in the international fora,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So this treaty on basic relations is very important to us,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “So, to cut [the taxes] by 50 percent would have been difficult, even though we were looking at the possibility of even reducing the travel taxes by about 25 percent at the time. There are other governments within the region that have similar hypothecation of revenue which would have limited the extent to which they could cut travel taxes, because these revenues were previously assigned,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “But the fact that you are not collecting, or you hardly collecting anything at this time it is not revenue you are giving away. You can't give away what you are not earning,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I have said to my colleagues within the OECS that now is the time. I can tell you that my colleagues are looking at it seriously and I believe we should be able to convince them to do something now,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “So there are multiple benefits by introducing such a policy. I so accept it is something that should have been done before but I believe that again COVID has given us the opportunity to do it now and we ought not to do so,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, June 7, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extent that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, June 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi’s lawyers have written to the police commissioner providing the names of the people he believes abducted him,” External link

sunstkitts Monday, June 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extant that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 7, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extent that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police are taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

india Monday, June 7, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has filed a complaint with the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda to the extant that he was abducted. He made a formal claim through his attorneys that he was abducted from Antigua and taken to Dominica so it is a report that police is taking seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 7, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Mehul Choksi has filed a written complaint with the Antiguan Royal Police Force through his attorneys, claiming that he was abducted from Antigua and Barbuda and taken to Dominica. It is a report that the police is taking very seriously and they are currently investigating the abduction,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As I said earlier, it is unlikely that he was abducted as Antigua and Barbuda doesn’t have culture of abductions and the fact that there was no ransom (demanded),” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “There is no truth to abduction theory; there is no violation of (his) any constitutional rights. This is a situation in which there is cooperation between two states to send a wanted person to India, who was found illegally in Dominica. How he was found there, we are not sure. Choksi has filed a formal report confirming that he was abducted, and law enforcement has an obligation to investigate the matter,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As I said earlier, what is the possibility of Antiguan government having an agreement with Dominica to abduct Choksi, and take him to Dominica, to have him abducted for the second time (to take to India)? I mean we would have to put him on some kind of vessel to take back to India. This just doesn’t make any sense. Antigua and Barbuda have far more assets than Dominica, when it comes to accommodating large jets. If that (abduction) was to be considered, a private jet could have come (directly to Antigua) and would have taken him to India. There was no need to involve another country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Having said that, we would not accept the abduction of anyone, be a citizen or resident of this country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Choksi has no constitutional rights in Dominica. As an illegal alien, Dominica has an option to send him back to Antigua, where he has an unsettled citizenship, or back to India, where he is still a citizen because his request for revocation of his Indian citizenship has not been cancelled till date” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We want them to come above ground,” “We do not want anyone to stay below the radar because they do not have any time in the country” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The preference of the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda is for Mr. Choksi to be repatriated to India from Dominica,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If he finds himself in Antigua, the problem reverts to Antigua and Barbuda,” External link

Hindu Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "That's why they want that he shouldn't be deported to India, but back to Antigua where he could continue to hide behind constitutional protections," External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne claimed : “Choksi changed his lawyer to a well-known member of the UPP (Opposition party) who had promised him protection, for campaign funding. That’s why they want that he shouldn’t be deported to India, but back to Antigua where he could continue to hide behind constitutional protections,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Let me state here that even though Choksi’s citizenship was unsettled, we respected his legal and constitutional rights as a citizen, and we did nothing to abridge those rights whilst he was on Antiguan and Barbudan soil,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 31, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 31, 2021 3:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Yes, I can confirm there is a jet there. My understanding is that the Indian government has sent certain documentation from the courts in India to confirm that Choksi is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documentation will be used in the court case that will be heard next Wednesday," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : "The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua, he is a citizen, we could not deport him," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : "The problem is if he is sent back to Antigua because he is an Antiguan citizen, even though his citizenship is unsettled, he still enjoys constitutional and legal protections. We have no doubt that his citizenship will ultimately be revoked because he did not disclose material information," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 31, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : "The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica, probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on, and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him....," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "The problem is if he is sent back to Antigua because he is an Antiguan citizen, even though his citizenship is unsettled, he still enjoys constitutional and legal protections. We have no doubt that his citizenship will ultimately be revoked because he did not disclose material information," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “The information that we are getting is that Mehul Choksi may have taken his girlfriend to Dominica, probably to have dinner or have a good time and so on, and got caught. That would have been a monumental error because in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not deport him…,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told ( about Mr Modi ) : “Yes, I can confirm there is a jet there. My understanding is that the Indian government has sent certain documentation from the courts in India to confirm that Mr. Choksi is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documentation will be used in the court case that will be heard at the court next Wednesday,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about error ) : “That would have been a monumental error because whereas in Antigua he is a citizen, we could not have deported him,” External link

thehindu Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration's revocation of Choksi's citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi , who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration's revocation of Choksi's citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "My understanding is that Indian government has sent certain documents from courts in India to confirm that he is indeed a fugitive and my understanding is that the documents will be utilised in the court case as you know the judge in Dominica has put a stay on deportation till Wednesday. So Indian government seems to be going all out to make sure he is repatriated to India to stand trial," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “These loafers, laggards and charlatans (LLCs), are scavenging for issues, and yet again, failed to prioritise the national interest over their parochial political interests,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “ill-considered utterance. Additionally, the claim that the request undermines the rule of law, or Choksi’s constitutional rights is preposterous,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitise this fugitive to get campaign funding,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We live in a globalised world where cooperation among states is required to fight and defeat criminals; to deny criminals the use of the state apparatus for protection and advancement of their criminal conduct. That is precisely why we have and continue to encourage the government of Dominica, to make him persona non grata for illegally entering their country and to deport him to India where he is still a citizen,” External link

news18 Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “After mischievously accusing my administration of harbouring Mehul Choksi, who has an Interpol Red Notice, they are now seeking to sanitize this fugitive to get campaign funding. My administration’s revocation of Choksi’s citizenship has been frustrated by a litigation brought against the state,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “We are determined to revoke Choksi’s citizenship and to concurrently pursue his extradition to India to face criminal charges there. There has been no violation of Choksi’s legal and constitutional protections, despite the decision of my administration to revoke his citizenship,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them (Dominica) not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges leveled against him” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said ( about Investment Programme ) : “The ADOMS building has been completed. In fact, the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) will be taking up occupancy in that building within a matter of weeks. They are now purchasing the furnishings and I believe the Tourism Authority as well will be occupying the building,” “We want to make sure we get, let’s say agencies in the government that have revenue bases or sources of revenue to pay the rent to take the strain off of central government” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, May 28, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We asked them [Dominica] not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges levelled against him,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “The Dominican government is cooperating with the Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua, where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India,” External link

financialexpress Friday, May 28, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "Ultimately, it is the sovereign decision of the government of Dominica as to which country they repatriate Mehul Choksi unless the Court states otherwise," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them (Dominica) not to repatriate him to Antigua. He needs to return to India where he can face the criminal charges levelled against him” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We asked them not to repatriate him to Antigua,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “I have advised them so they can coordinate efforts to have Choksi repatriated directly to India so that he could be brought to justice,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "he may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats" External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We certainly know that he (Choksi) did not use any aircraft. If he would have fled the country it would be by way of some form of sea vessel,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We have requested that he be detained and to make arrangements with Dominican government to have him returned to India,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “We have asked the Dominican Government to detain him for entering their country illegally, to make him persona non grata and have him deported directly to India” External link

news18 Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "He was found in Dominica. He may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats. The Dominican government is cooperating with the Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne told : "He was found in Dominica. He may have entered the island illegally, possibly by boats. Dominican government is cooperating with Antiguan and Indian governments. We have requested Dominican law enforcement agencies to not return him to Antigua where he has legal and constitutional rights as a citizen. We specifically requested them to have Indian law enforcement agencies to make necessary arrangements to have him returned directly to India," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "I am pretty sure. I am not aware that he is a citizen of Dominica and that he'd have enjoyed any constitutional protection, so on that basis it will be easy for Dominica to deport him," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It is likely that he may still be here,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I can assure you that he (Choksi) 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

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “if indeed, Mr Choksi has fled the country as speculated, it would have been by boat, because no aircraft with any flight plan (to Cuba) and any passenger by the name of Mehul Choksi would have been found by the authority,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I would not believe that law enforcement or anyone for that matter would have contemplated that Mr Choksi would have fled the country. In any case, we don’t have any reliable information to date to confirm that he has fled the country. It is likely that he may still be here and law enforcement is utilizing all efforts, including all intelligence to locate him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “if indeed, Mr Choksi has fled the country as speculated, it would have been by boat because no aircraft with any flight plan (to Cuba) and any passenger by the name of Mehul Choksi would have been found by the authority,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “law enforcement continues to collaborate with regional and international police to make sure that he is located, just in case he may have absconded. But again Mr Speaker, we don’t have any reliable information to date to confirm that indeed he has absconded” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "If he is in Cuba, it would have been by boat and he would have to leave within a matter of 36 hours, which is extremely unlikely," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We have been collaborating with the Indian government. Mr Choksi has two cases before the courts of Antigua and Barbuda. One is the extradition to India, and the second one is revocation of his citizenship. From all indications, Mr Mehul Choksi has very strong interests here to fight those two cases," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne explained : “we will be casting the foundation of the 4,000 square feet building to be constructed at a cost of about 1.2 million dollars. We also have pledges of another 1.5 million dollars so this will turn out to be a very, very impressive credit union. We just want to keep the people informed about this credit union,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Sir Lester is easily one of the most talented persons to grace the shores of this nation. There is hardly any other person that could have made such significant contributions in different aspects of our development,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “Many of them looked at his past indiscretions, but I remind us all that none of us are perfect and as the Bible says he who has not sinned, cast the first stone,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “He [Molwyn Joseph] is the one who recommended this based on a decision taken by the CDC [US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and …that in itself will serve as an incentive,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 17, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “If we say, if you’re not vaccinated you can’t participate in a club or in a fete, it is a choice that you took because if you really want to normalise your life then you will get vaccinated. Ultimately you won’t have a choice at the end of the day,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, May 17, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Well I want to say definitively to the people of Antigua and Barbuda that we do not have the luxury of not getting vaccinated and if we do not get the herd immunity perhaps in the next 60 to 90 days there is going to be weeping and gnashing of teeth in this country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 3, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “It is going to be an inescapable fact that our people have no choice but to get vaccinated, they either do so voluntarily to protect lives and livelihoods or be forced to do so,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 3, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “We recognise that there are opportunities going forward in terms of seizing the green recovery that will follow as we all seek to accelerate our transition into green energy. But transitioning into green energy is expensive,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne told : “If we are to achieve the commitments that we have given, obviously the funding is beyond our means and it would have been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : "We are grateful that the United States and China have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and we look forward to swift action in their transitioning into carbon neutral economies," External link

peopledaily Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The debt of small states has risen to unsustainable levels, because of repeated borrowings to rebuild and recover from natural disasters, arising from climate change,” External link

politico Friday, April 23, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “The harmful effects of climate change are growing, and the cost of mitigation and recovery is being counted in human lives and livelihoods,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 23, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne stated : “Over the years, the debt of small states has risen to unsustainable levels, because of repeated borrowings to rebuild and recover from continuous debilitation by natural disasters, arising from climate change. Mechanisms, introduced by International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for addressing the looming debt crisis are insufficient,” External link

abstvradio Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne concluded : “It is our hope that a spirit of cooperation will emerge from this gathering of 40 that can be taken to Glasgow, to inspire an ambitious programme of action to achieve net zero by 2050,” External link

abstvradio Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “An investment in WIOC will be an investment in your family’s future and the development of our nation’s economy,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I want to make it abundantly clear that my government is not advocating the use of cannabis,” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Just imagine, this self-righteous sophomaniac, felt emboldened enough to publicly accuse me of sexism,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Between April 9 and the 17 we would have had about 32 new cases. As I said before, about 4 per day, and interestingly, a few of the cases were traced to the crowding at Ffryes Beach a few Sundays ago,” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “As usual, the UPP opportunists and propagandists who are seeking relevance clearly are accentuating an exchange of levity on social media; something that is of absolutely no consequence. At the end of the day, we’ll be accommodating hundreds of Vincentians, young, old male, female, but these UPP people are uncontrollably embittered, and they evidently need to get a life,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 12, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “From all indications, the Sputnik is one of the best vaccines out there. But what was very impressive is the fact that they said this vaccine could last for up to two years. That really surprised me at the time because what is happening now with most of the Western vaccines is that they are now saying that even though you have had the two doses, perhaps 6 months to a year you’d have to have a booster vaccine,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, April 12, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “It seems as though they don’t want us to operate the CIP, so they want to kill it” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “I want to tell them if they kill it, it might not be as bad for Antigua and Barbuda because the CIP did not contribute any more than 10 percent of our total revenue prior to Covid,” External link

antiguaobserver Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne added : “I do not know ultimately when this case is heard that any judge has the authority to say that we should take out shares from West Indies Oil Company and transfer it to HMB to settle a debt. I am not aware that any judge has any such legal jurisdiction,” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gaston Browne says : “proven conclusively that the problem is not tourists,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Gaston Browne said : “Our interpretation of that was the 41 percent not the 51 percent. I have to tell you that the Judge did not speak to me directly, but it could have been a situation where the information that was given was not clear, and they did not take into consideration that there was this preexisting commitment, or it was stated and it was not documented” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, March 29, 2021 11:12:00 AM 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 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 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 disse : "A ilha está literalmente debaixo d'água" External link

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