PM Gaston Browne asks citizens to make right choice during New Year wish 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne asked the citizens to make the right decision in the upliftment of Antigua and Barbuda while entering the New Year.

PM Gaston Browne asks citizens to make right choice during New Year wish 
PM Gaston Browne asks citizens to make right choice during New Year wish 

Antigua and Barbuda: Prime Minister Gaston Browne asked the citizens to make the right decision in the upliftment of Antigua and Barbuda while entering the New Year. He outlined that the economy of the country had significantly grown in 2022. 

The government of Antigua and Barbuda implemented sound policies that made the economy grow by a whopping 8.3 percent, as projected by the United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. The economy has surpassed almost all countries in the region. 

He asserted that in these troubling global circumstances, the country needed tried, tested and successful leadership in order to mitigate these challenges. 

“We have before us a fork in the road, and a decision of which path to take. One path was risked before with disastrous consequences, including economic failure, represented by a 25 percent decline in the economy and high unemployment; bank failure which cost taxpayers over $300 million to resolve; fiscal failure that included burdensome debt with over 50 percent in arrears; the imposition of personal income tax; late payments of salaries & wages, and social security pensions; and expanded poverty,” he pointed out.

While condemning the opposition, Prime Minister Gaston Browne cited that all of this occurred due to the UPP government and Harold Lovell as the Minister of Finance. 

“The other path is the one that has always taken our nation to higher heights of employment, economic growth, and development; that has attracted investments; improved health services; expanded education facilities; increased home, car and business ownership; more than doubled water production; delivered high-speed broadband facilities; created opportunities for all; and – most significantly – successfully lifted us as a nation,” stated Prime Minister Browne.

He remarked that it was the high-performance Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Administration that has achieved growth and development for Antigua and Barbuda.

He was also quick to point out that in a matter of weeks, Antiguans and Barbudans will be called upon to make a choice between the established economic success of the ABLP administration and the proven financial failure of the UPP and Harold Lovell.