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Abolition of Personal Income Tax (PIT) – Hon Gaston Browne

April 30, 2014 @ 9:35 PM
by ablpadmin
The case for increasing economic growth and empowering the people by abolishing PIT Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party April 2014 Table of Contents Acknowledgement…………………………….…………………………………………………… 1 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….……. 2 Methodology……………………….………………………………………………………….3 Overview…..……………………………………………………………………………3-4 Findings…………………………………….………………………………………....…4 Endogenous/exogenous Economic Shocks……………………………………………………...5…

ABLP Feels Vindicated with the Appellate Court’s Decision- Hon. Gaston Browne

April 29, 2014 @ 11:56 AM
by ablpadmin
Fellow Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda, we now know the decision of the Court of Appeal in respect of the litigations covering the ‘Boundaries’ and the ‘Re-registration of Voters’ for the upcoming General Elections that should have been held already. In as much as we disagree with the finding of the Court of Appeal, in the re-registration case, that the 2010 Act altered existing rights prospectively and not retrospectively, we still respect the decision of the Court. Had time permit, we could have considered appealing the decision. The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party feels vindicated with the decision [...]
Hon. Gaston Browne

Hon. Gaston Browne on Court Decision

April 28, 2014 @ 3:08 PM
by ablpadmin
The court has demonstrated its independence and objectivity by adjudicating in accordance with the law and we respect the decision of the court. The outcome of these litigations represent a victory for the people and the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party.The decision is in keeping with our agreement to hold the elections on the Existing boundaries and the new register of electors. We maintain that the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party would have won the upcoming general elections irrespective of the outcome of the litigations (Old Boundaries/ new Boundaries, Old/ New list. Prime Minister Spencer has no further excuses, Call [...]

Breaking News: ABLP wins Boundaries Case

April 28, 2014 @ 3:04 PM
by ablpadmin
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the boundaries commission report, saying the commission did not meet the requirement in relations to consultations. The decision was handed down in the Court of Appeal moments ago. OBSERVER media is on standby for more information from our contact in the BVI where the appellate court is currently sitting. As more information comes to hand.

Ready to Rebuild Tourism

April 28, 2014 @ 2:08 PM
by ablpadmin
REDY to Rebuild Our Tourism Tourism is the largest industry in the world. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that the Travel & Tourism sector accounts for more than 9% of the global GDP. The economy of the Caribbean region, especially, developed through tourism which was a welcomed substitute for the colonial cash-crop economy. Undoubtedly, tourism has turned Antigua & Barbuda into one of the Caribbean’s most flourishing economies. It provides employment for our nationals, earns foreign exchange, provides revenue for our government, raises national income and has even promoted a consciousness of our culture and history. However, [...]
Hon. Gaston Browne

STATEMENT BY THE POLITICAL LEADER OF THE ABLP

April 26, 2014 @ 7:45 PM
by ablpadmin
Last night I heard the Prime Minister accuse the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal of ‘extra ordinary and inexplicable delay.’ This is an extraordinary and disingenuous allegation by the Prime Minister, and another transparent example of a complete lack of honest leadership. The Court of Appeal is now his political excuse for his failures as Leader and the complete mess and delays engineered by himself, his party and cronies on the various Commissions. The Labour Party condemns this cheap shot at the integrity of the Court of Appeal. The Court is fully aware of its obligations to the people of [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Bar Association Condemns Statements of Speaker

April 26, 2014 @ 4:24 PM
by ablpadmin
The attention of the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Council has been drawn to certain comments made via the Radio Observer on a radio programme known as “The Voice Of The People” and broadcasted on the 23rdApril, 2014.  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. D. Gisele Isaac-Arindell was invited by the host of the show to comment inter alia on two matters before the Court of Appeal touching and concerning National Elections at this time constitutionally due in Antigua and Barbuda, namely: (1) The Hon. Gaston Browne et al v. The Constituency Boundaries Commission and (2) Hon. Gaston Browne [...]

Youth Support for Lennox Weston

April 25, 2014 @ 5:05 PM
by ablpadmin
‘The ABLP Central Youth for Labour showed their support for candidate Lennox Weston as he greeted his supporters in St. Philips South. The echoing response in the village of Freetown and affirms the disgust for the broken promises and failed policies under the UPP government. Once a UPP strong-hold, Freetown is now increasingly supporting Team Labour. Team Weston and the ABLP Central Youth for Labour left on a high note from the pledged support and the prospect of change in the Freetown Village. They are ready!

Legal Opinion by James Guthrie, Q.C.

April 24, 2014 @ 9:28 PM
by ablpadmin
 The Present Position In Antigua & Barbuda 1. The Constitution provides for a regular process under which constituency boundaries are reviewed. 2. Section 63 (1) provides for a Commission, as follows There shall be a Constituencies Boundaries Commission for Antigua and Barbuda which shall be appointed from time to time to review the number, and the boundaries, of the constituencies and report thereon to the Speaker in accordance with the provisions of this Part … Click the Image for complete press release

Leader of the Opposition Media Statement

April 24, 2014 @ 8:31 PM
by ablpadmin
MEDIA STATEMENT The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has responded to the injudicious remarks made by the Speaker of the House, Hon. D. Gisele Isaac-Arrindell, on the Observer Radio program of Wednesday, April 23 2014. The Speaker asked aloud, while on the talk-show, “what is there to stop the Governor General from signing the order?” which the Speaker believes would then make lawful the proposed new boundaries of the constituencies in Antigua. The Speaker concluded that there were no impediments preventing signature, since the Constitution trumps any agreement that might have been made. The Speaker was basing her conclusions [...]