Monday, February 16, 2009

ALP Press Release Criticises Wrong UPP Minister


Today's Observer has a full page press release from the ALP attacking the UPP for the problems at Sir Viv Richards Stadium. The release criticises the Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, and the Minister responsible for the stadium.... JOHN MAGINLEY!

Last time I checked, John Maginley was the MINISTER OF HEALTH, not the Minister of Sports. WOOPS! Third release in a row with a major error from the ALP. Well done, ALP.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What is Lester Smoking?

Lester is off his rocker. Did you see what he said in the Observer? He said that if the ALP wins power, he wants to merge APUA, Digicel and Cable & Wireless into a joint company. Is he crazy?

Sane Governments tend to encourage market competition. When companies have to compete for your business, they innovate more, they give you lower prices and they provide you with better service. When companies know that you have to go to them to get serviced, they tend to provide worse service at higher prices, because they know you have no where else to go.

That's why most Governments are in the business of breaking up monopolies and encouraging competition. Not Lester Bird. He wants to create a huge telecommunications monopoly. That's just crazy.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Violence and Crime Helps ALP

We are hearing several reports that the ALP is intimidating voters and is planning further violence in the lead up to the election. You know why. Their entire campaign is based on the slogan Safer with Labour.

Therefore, if there is an increase in violence and crime around the election, it helps the ALP. The more violence and crime, the better the ALP's chances are of winning. You know what must be tempting the ALP to do now.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Definition of Pander

True Antiguans and Barbudans should be very concerned about the ALP's amnesty proposal. We all agree that immigrants should be treated fairly and justly. But, that does not mean we should grant citizenship to every crook and every criminal currently living in Antigua and Barbuda. The proposal by the Antigua Labour Party does just that.

We understand that the Antigua Labour Party is desperate to win votes from non-nationals. But, if there goal is to create a safer Antigua & Barbuda, granting amnesty to criminals is a step in the wrong direction.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Who Started It Does Matter

I slightly disagree with today's Observer. Their editorial said that we shouldn't be pointing fingers at who started the violence in Liberta this weekend. While I agree that finger pointing isn't helpful, I do think it's important to know the truth about what happened. The people of Antigua & Barbuda want to know who is responsible for perpetrating the violence.

Contrary to the single eyewitness quoted in today's Antigua Sun, our sources tell us that an ALP supporter cast the first stone. We hear that there were 'reserves' of bottles stored by ALP supporters close to the action. This is a clear sign that ALP people were planning the attack all along. By relying on one source, our journalists are doing the people of Antigua & Barbuda a disservice. Good investigative reporting, like Tim Hector used to do, requires interviewing multiple sources and piecing together the truth from a variety of different sources.