Antigua’s PM declines to comment on Dominica’s elections

Gaston Browne

Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and a very close friend of Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has told reporters in St Johns that he does not wish to comment on the political situation there.

Skerrit has become the talk among leaders of the region and the world after he called a snap election two and a half years before it is constitutionally due.

Unlike his colleagues in St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia, Browne said “I do not wish to get involved in the political affairs of Dominica. This is not something that I do.”

Skerrit has been under widespread criticism for calling a snap election in Dominica, especially without the participation of the main Opposition United Workers Party whom he claimed was caught “with their underpants down”.

But the real reason for the boycott according to the UWP is the absence of electoral reform and a clean voters list.

The UWP accused Skerrit of abusing his power by calling an election in such haste.

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  1. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 24, 2022

    I’m not expecting Gaston to say anything. Remember he said that Dominca should do his dirty work for him and deport Choksi to India when the man had no issues with Dominca and was brought here against his will after being kidnapped in Antigua. Two peas in a pod that’s what Skerritt and Gaston are. Look for Antigua to announce it’s snap election soon. Our new masters of deception have no quarrel with being unscrupulous against the constitution and precedents of good governance. They act like dirty rats and can’t talk about the ways of the white colonizers who were before them

  2. Waiting For Airport
    November 24, 2022

    Look it start… your best padna starting to distance himself from you! why??? Cause he know that this fraud election will finish you.

    Last election he doh waste time to send Antigua police to come and tear gas innocent children and elderlys in Bawi… this time “I do not wish to get involved in the political affairs of Dominica.” – something change uncle, something change!

    Remember I predicted it… this is the beginning of the end of Skerrit!

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  3. Danziger
    November 24, 2022

    Good day Mr Browne, every Wednesday at the bay front in Roseau, Parrin and company gather there to keep meeting saying” PM, call it nuh, call it nuh. I think his pants was up and he TIED HIS WAISTE TIGHT ENOUGH TO GO TO BATTLE. QUI MOURN KI BATTE YO,YO KA PLEUWAY. NO ONE Sir.

  4. November 23, 2022

    You are right PM Brown and while you are at it please don’t send your police and soldiers to Dominica stay the hell out of our affairs and that goes to the rest of the Caribbean leaders who refuse to condemn Skerritt recalcitrant DLP regime and actions.

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  5. Ibo France
    November 23, 2022

    When not even your bosom friend will support you, you have a serious problem. Comrade Ralph supports the most rotten dictators around the world. No surprise here. Phillip Pierre is of no surprise either.

    I heard this inarticulate buffoon recently being interviewed by a local journalist. The man is a simpleton. His response to a simple question about what St. Lucia is doing to combat climate change totally floored him. If such a topical issue can give him such problems to answer, this only shows the shallow, questionable caliber of the man.

    What do Gaston, Ralph, Phillip and Roosevelt have in common? All four are Labour coal dust.

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  6. AA
    November 23, 2022

    He knows too well that skerrit is his met bonda. Let him try this in Antigua for him to get stones. He knows what he is doing. Cover up!!!

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  7. Toto
    November 23, 2022

    Allright humpty-dumpty sit on the wall and wash your hands like Pontius Pilate to try and keep your partner in crime out of trouble. In Dominica we call that meme bete meme pwel but I don’t expect you to understand of course.

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  8. Iamanidiot
    November 23, 2022

    My granny used to stay, if you cannot say something good say nothing. Great job

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  9. MEME
    November 23, 2022

    Brown said that he does not want to get involved in the political affairs of other countries?? I thought Antigua had soldiers here on the eve of the 2019 fraudulent general election, to kill Dominicans!!!!
    You had diarrhoea of the tongue on the Choksi matter mr Brown Paper Bag.This matter involved Dominica. The world knows that you and Skerrit are buddies, but its just for a time.
    Dominica is a CARICOM country, it’s your responsibility to denounce bad governance in any member state, to prevent that state from degenerating into a chaotic and pariah state….What’s wrong with CARICOM collectively condemning Skerrit’s dictatorial stance? Caricom is a waste, just ask the HAITIANS, mr Brown!!
    Remember Jovenel Moise dictatorial tendencies were never condemned by you all also!!!

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