Gaston Browne, New PM Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Honourable Gaston Browne

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has extended congratulations to the new Government of Antigua and Barbuda, and new Prime Minister, Honourable Gaston Browne, on behalf of the Government and People of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Mitchell believes that the elections in Antigua and Barbuda and Honourable Browne’s stewardship of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) to electoral victory, reflects the best traditions of parliamentary democracy.

Browne and his ALP won 14 of the 17 seats to defeat Honourable Baldwin Spencer and his United Progressive Party (UPP) in the Antigua and Barbuda general elections yesterday, 12 June. During his first term in office, he has pledged to make the country an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean.

Mitchell cherishes and looks forward to strengthening the traditionally close relationship between the two leaders, as the region strives to address pressing challenges which confront its people. Browne and Hon Asot Michael, representative for Saint Peter’s parish in Antigua, were present at the Prime Minister’s swearing-in ceremony, when he assumed office in 2013.

Mitchell said that he is convinced that the leaders among the CARICOM nations today, are “well-placed to build upon the established foundation of collaboration, not just for the economic welfare of the people of the region, but also for the harnessing of the common aspirations of the various nations.”

By Linda Straker

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