Antigua and Barbuda: UPP leader Harold Lovell denies debate invitation of PM Gaston Browne

The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has revealed that "UPP leader, Harold Lovell, has declined an invitation to publicly debate Prime Minister Gaston Browne on all matters of public interest".

Antigua and Barbuda: UPP leaders Harold Lovell denies debate invitation of PM Gaston Browne 
Antigua and Barbuda: UPP leaders Harold Lovell denies debate invitation of PM Gaston Browne 

Antigua and Barbuda: The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has revealed that “UPP leader, Harold Lovell, has declined an invitation to publicly debate Prime Minister Gaston Browne on all matters of public interest“.

In a statement, issued today, the ABLP explained that “A public debate was organised by the new online radio station, Twin Islands Media (TIM), represented by Julian Rogers and Kieron Murdoch, who also invited Joanne Massiah, the leader of the Democratic National Party to participate“.

“Prime Minister Browne readily accepted the invitation to publicly debate Lovell, saying that he would be happy to expose all of the deceitful statements and empty promises that Lovell has been making”, the ABLP

the statement said, adding, “Yesterday, the Prime Minister was informed that Lovell declined to participate in the debate”.

For his part, Prime Minister Browne declared, “I am very disappointed that Lovell has slinked away from a public debate where he cannot simply make untruthful and dishonest statements. He should have been a man enough to stand up and face the truth,”

 Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party stated that Lovell had shown clearly that he was no leader; he cannot debate the facts with Gaston Browne. Instead, he prefers to continue his monologue of lies in the hope that mud, thrown often enough, will stick.

The general elections will be held on January 18, 2023. Prime Minister and the leader of Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Gaston Browne promised to uplift the people of the country with their developmental plans and policies. 

Earlier, they announced their policies to reduce the cost of living in Antigua and Barbuda and vowed to bring down the cost of electricity and water through the use of renewable and green sources of energy such as solar power and to incentivize further the agriculture and fisheries sector to provide locally grown and more affordable food. 

Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party also launched Gail Christian from the Rural West constituency on January 5, 2023, and asked people to make the right choice on election day. 

He added that ABLP has been serving the nation and working for the upliftment of the nation. PM Gaston Browne stated that the gender equality within the party added that the women representatives are not coming to the office to be a mere token, but they play a fundamental role in the leadership of the country. He added that the ABLP is committed to the empowerment of women and all Antiguans and Barbudans in general.

He said that the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party makes sure that women, children, youth, elderly, as well as other vulnerable groups of society, are acknowledged.