FEATURE: Trading words over the governance of Antigua and Barbuda

Left to right: Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbdua Baldwin Spencer and Opposition Leader Lester Bird.

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC- Turquoise waters hitting against white sandy beaches is part of Antigua and Barbuda’s enduring appeal. However, there is much more to these tiny islands than meets the human eye.

Historically, the nation of 80,000 has had to deal with corruption, with constant accusations being leveled at the government, and in particular, the Bird family dynasty which ruled for half a century.

In 2004, Baldwin Spencer’s United Progressive Party (UPP) ousted Prime Minister Lester Bird and his Antigua Labour Party (ALP), promising change and an end to the mismanagement of the country.

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2 Comments

  1. Angie
    March 14, 2010

    boldwin spencer is a big joke. right now antigua done

  2. d/ca to the bone
    March 13, 2010

    one blood, and also blood is thicker than water, they will work out their roro, all of them in thier same bobol

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