Asot Speaks

Monday, 08 July 2013

News Hon. Asot Michael On CIP Regulation

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

HON. ASOT MICHAEL, M.P, Speaks At Public Rally At the ABLP Codrington, Barbuda

Comrades and Friends: I am very pleased to be present with you this evening and to bring you greetings from the good people of St. Peter’s, in the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Comrade and friends, first and foremost, I would like the people of Barbuda to know that the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, under the leadership of the Hon. Gaston Brown, will ensure that all Antiguans and Barbudans are treated equally, fairly and honorably, under a new ABLP administration.

Sunday, 06 May 2012

The Caribbean Daily News CARIB UPDATE Bird’s home searched Posted Sunday March 28,2004 08.03 AM ECT.

Allegations persist that Asot Michael unlawfully removed State or official files from the Office of Prime Minister prior to the General election. What are the facts? On learning of the accusation Asot Michael wrote the newly elected Prime Minister two[1] letters on the 26th March 2004. Asot Michael expressed his concern at the feeding frenzy taking place over the allegation that he and others had removed documents and files from the Office of Prime Minister. Asot went on to inform the Honourable Prime Minister he had removed his personal files and that if the Government wanted possession of the files he would make them available to the Government…

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Outlet Newspaper “Fan the Flame” by Leonard Tim Hector, November 27,1998

Take for example, the allegations surrounding the supply of hurricane relief levied against Asot Michael following Hurricane Luis. In 1995 Asot Michael was not a member of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. He was a private citizen and businessman. Hurricane Luis devastated Antigua and Barbuda. Government was not fully functional and commercial life was seriously disrupted by the destruction. There was great and urgent need for the swift importation of relief and supplies…

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Miami Herald, St.John’s, April 2002 “Tiny Caribbean Island Confronts Huge Insurance Fraud” by Charles D. Sherman

A Commission of Inquiry was appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister Lester B Bird to inquire into allegations of wrongdoing at the Medical Benefits Scheme. The inquiry lasted several months and its proceedings were open to the public and broadcast live on radio. The well-respected Caribbean Economist Sir Alistair Mc Intyre headed the Commission. Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry was Mr. J. Cheltenham, Q.C. from Barbados. The Commission permitted Counsel to represent a number of Non Governmental Organizations. The Report of the Commission of Inquiry speaks for itself and findings were made against a number of individuals including two former Ministers of Government. But what is critical is that …

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Miami Herald posted on Sunday June 16th 2002 Antigua Leader files libel suit over videotape

The calculated onslaught continued after Asot Michael joined the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Allegations emanating from the politically engineered tape recording of a series of lies made by one Monique Barua formed another platform for unfounded allegations against Asot Michael. Barua was 13 years of age and the allegations concerned sex and drug trafficking. On their face, the allegations made no sense and appeared distinctively concocted except perhaps to a politically depraved mind. Mr. Colin Warburton was appointed by the Attorney General to conduct an investigation. Mr.Warburton was a former senior officer of the Metropolitan Police Force in the United Kingdom and Senior Investigating Officer at the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy. He was given the fullest authority to conduct the investigations.

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Fan the flame by Leonard Tim Hector November 27th 1998 Outlet Newspaper.

Asot Michael or his immediate family never owned Michael’s Mount. The estate of the Late Maurice Michael owned it. The original Michael’s Mount was built as a Carnival Bowl in 1959 and later a top class hotel and casino were constructed. Michael’s Mount was and is the most prime land in the City of St. Johns and its environs and sat on about 10 acres of land. The late V.C. Bird, the former Chief Minister, Premier, and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, always felt that Michael’s Mount ought to be owned by the Crown. As far as he was concerned, such a “crown jewel” should not remain in private hands. Accordingly, the late V.C. Bird began discussions with the representatives of the estate of the Late Maurice Michael as early as 1989 with a view to the purchase of Michael’s Mount. At that time, Asot Michael was a student at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

Sunday, 06 May 2012

Anthony Astaphan, Q.C. Attorney at Law : Official response

The electoral system of government inherited from our colonial masters has created an environment in which politicians, political parties, and their radical fringe supporters ravage and cannibalize anyone who dare enter the political arena. These days the political arenas in the Caribbean, particularly in Antigua and Barbuda, has a certain savagery to it. But some call it freedom; freedom of expression. However, the ambit and scope of that freedom depends on whether or not you are in government or the opposition.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Hon. Asot Michael Delivers A Toast To Her Majesty’s Privy Council

I speak tonight on behalf of the Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, and on behalf of the people of Antigua and Barbuda. I also speak on behalf of the Honourable Lester Bird, former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition of Antigua and Barbuda, and Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party. I also speak on behalf of the entire Michael family…

Tuesday, 01 May 2012


“Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream You have sung to me…and built a tower in the sky. But now our dream is over… and we must part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together, and you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream, we shall build another tower in the sky.”

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Background 1. (i) The Michael family has been a part of the commercial life of Antigua and Barbuda for more than 100 years. The family has roots in Lebanon, Guadeloupe and Antigua. The patriarch of the family is the now-deceased Asot A. Michael who invested in real-estate holdings and operated dry-goods and clothing stores in Antigua, since 1900.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Evidence of Political Harassment : Asot Michael MP for St. Peter’s

The Hon Asot A. Michael MP, as his title suggests, is a Member of Parliament in Antigua and Barbuda and has been actively engaged in politics in Antigua since 1997. During his tenure Mr Michael has held numerous positions to include: Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister in Antigua (1997-2000), Government Senator, Full Minister of Government, Minister of State and Leader of Government Business in the Senate (1999-2003).

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


I seek a retraction of that viciously inaccurate, wantonly slanderous,and deliberately harmful article which you wrote and published in the St. Kittsand Nevis online newspaper in St. Kitts and Nevis on April 11,2012, in the St. Kitts and Nevis Observer on April 13, 2012, and which wasreprinted in the News Pages in Antiguaand Barbuda on April 14, 2012, and further carried onCaribarena’s website on the World Wide Web on April 16, 2012.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Mr. Master of Ceremony, Honorable Dr. Winston Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Members of Parliament, President of the ABFA, Mr. Everton Gonsalves, General Secretary of the ABFA, Mr. Gordon Derrick, ABFA Executive Members, Business Partners, Representatives of National Media Houses, Special Guests, last and deliberately so- Members of the National Team, Management and Coaching staff…

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Parliament speech

Madame Speaker, I rise to make my contribution to this 2012 budget as presented by the Hon Member of City East The Minister of Finance on behalf of this UPP administration and as a result of the collective wisdom or lack of it by the members on the other side.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Eulogy in memory of my Beloved grand-mother WINIFRED AGATHA SARKIS

“Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream. You have sung to me… and built a tower in the sky. But now our dream is over… and we must part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together, and you shall sing to me a deeper song.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Final Tribute to GBS Father

“Man is lonely by birth; man is only a pilgrim on earth. Born to be a king time is but a temporary thing. Only alone while on earth…” We will miss James Nathaniel “Roger” Benjamin. We will miss his unstinting selflessness. We will miss his remarkable openhandedness. We will miss his easy style. But, most of all, we will miss his ready smile.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Parliament Speech Hon Asot A. Michael

Madame Speaker: I take the floor to address an issue that is clearly the most important as it relates to elections and our democracy. The Representation of The People Act speaks directly to our freedom to decide who governs our country, which policies the majority wish to see put in place, which representatives they most trust to enable promised changes. Free and fair elections serve as a judgment in favour of or against the incumbent administration.

Thursday, 04 August 2011

Euology of Ms. Eslyn Delelia Lewis

“Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream You have sung to me…and built a tower in the sky.

Monday, 18 April 2011


The Reality of Life is Life itself, whose beginning is not in the womb, and whose ending is not in the grave. For the years that pass are naught but a moment in eternal life; and the world of matter and all in it is but a dream compared to the awakening which we will call the terror of Death.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Hon Asot Michael speaks at the St. Joseph Academy Graduation Ceremony 2011

I begin with my favourite poet: A VISIT FROM WISDOM : ‘In the stillness of night Wisdom came and stood by my bed. She gazed upon me like a tender mother and wiped away my tears, and said : ‘I have heard the cry of your spirit and I am come to comfort it. Open your heart to me and I shall fill it with light. Ask of me and I shall show you the way of truth.’ – KHALIL GIBRAN

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Mr. Michael’s speech made in parliament

Madame Speaker, Members of this Honourable House, Citizens and Residents of Antigua and Barbuda… I am again honoured to have the opportunity to represent the people of St Peters who elected me to this honorable house and to stand in defense of all Antiguans and Barbudans at this most difficult time.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


“The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear… the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid…When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell…” Good Evening Comrades and Friends… Good evening to the people of St John’s Rural West… “To God be the glory… Great things he hath done!”

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Asots Christmas Message 2007

In this 2007 season of peace on earth and goodwill to humanity, it is a great joy and honour to extend best wishes for an improved quality of life to all the citizens of this wonderful country and to our brothers and sisters around the world.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Asot’s Speeches in Pares Primary School

Families allow our Nation’s young people to understand that whatever they think and do today will have either a good or a bad influence on the rest of their lives. We reap what we sow. If we plant mangoes we won’t get oranges. So if in the family we plant seeds of hate, dishonesty, disobedience, distrust and anger, we will reap a harvest of failure and unhappiness.