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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Press Statement – Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party

The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) is painfully aware that criminals with guns are causing death and suffering among many families across the nation. Firearms are seemingly easy to acquire, and reckless criminals are unleashing their madness on innocent people who are going about their ordinary business.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

STATEMENT BY THE HON. LESTER B. BIRD M.P. on True Labout

This is Lester Bird, the Leader Emeritus of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party. I have chosen to address the people of Antigua and Barbuda at this time, following a friendly chat with the new Political Leader of the ABLP—the Honourable Gaston Browne.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hon. Gaston Browne on PIT

At a town hall meeting held last evening in St. Paul’s Hon. Gaston Browne, Political Leader of the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party addressed the gathering with hundreds in attendance.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Hon. Lester Bird on Safeguarding the Legacy – Supporting the ABLP

This is Lester Bird, the Leader Emeritus of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party. I have chosen to address the people of Antigua and Barbuda at this time, following a friendly chat with the new Political Leader of the ABLP—the Honourable Gaston Browne.

Thursday, 04 July 2013

THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION writes to Commissioner Juno Samuel

Dear Commissioner Samuel, I take note of your public pronouncement, made two days ago or on July 2, 2013, indicating that—as the soon-to-be lawful Chairman of ABEC—you intend to commence “re-registration” immediately following…

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The ABLP is insistent on ensuring free and fair elections in Antigua and Barbuda.

St John’s Antigua, Thursday 27th June 2012, Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) along with other ABLP members appeared in High Court with their Lawyers for the hearing of an Urgent Injunction Application against the Boundaries Commission, the Speaker of the House, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the Attorney General.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Honourable Asot Michael M.P. addresses Parliament on June 24th, 2013

Madame Speaker, these are without a doubt, the days of darkness in the democratic governance of Antigua and Barbuda. With absolutely no sense of shame… with no remorse whatsoever, this government of outgoing Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has somehow found the gall to come to this Honorable House with a bill to legitimize the actions of the Prime Minister and his political appointee to the Chair of the Electoral Commission in the last 2 years that the Court of Appeal has found to be null and void and of no legal effect.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Hon. Gaston Browne writes to the Boundaries Chairman

The Political Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), the Honourable Gaston Browne, has written to the Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Boundaries Commission, Mr. Clarence Crump, objecting to the evident plans of the Commission to “gerrymander the boundaries of the Constituencies” while failing to abide by the dictates of the law.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Asot Michael Gets High Court Judgment Against Caribarena

St Peter Parliamentary Representative, Asot Michael, has been awarded judgement by the High Court against Ofer Shaked and Caribarena Printing and Publishing, the publishers of the Internet portal that operates under the name Caribarena.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Hon. Asot Michael response to Barbuda MP Trevor Walker’s statement

The Hon. Asot Michael responded to allegations today made by Barbuda M.P., Trevor Walker in the recent Barbuda Council Elections held on Friday, 22nd March, 2013.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The ABLP Is Victorious In The Second Round of the Boundaries Commission Report.

The ABLP Is Victorious In The Second Round of the Boundaries Commission Report. The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), on Monday of last week, March 11 2013, petitioned the High Court for an injunction to stop the Constituencies Boundaries Commission from presenting its Final Report to the Speaker of the House

Monday, 11 March 2013

MEDIA STATEMENT

The Parliament this morning, Monday March 11, 2013, heard a very thankful voice of protest, lasting about fifteen minutes, from the Parliamentary Representative of St. Peter’s Constituency, the Honourable Asot Michael. The thankful protest followed a Court-ordered Injunction, granted two hours earlier by a High Court Judge, in respect of the Constituencies Boundaries Report of this date in which St. Peter’s Constituency no longer exists.

Monday, 11 March 2013

ALP GETS COURT APPROVAL TO HALT CHANGES TO ELECTION BOUNDARIES

The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ALP) has welcomed the decision of the High Court prohibiting Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and any member of the House of Representatives, including the Speaker, from taking any steps to unilaterally alter the existing constituencies to suit the United Progressive Party (UPP).

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Plan of Action for St. Peter’s By Hon. Asot Michael

“I Just want to Server my people”.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

To the Residents of the constituency of St. Peter By Hon. Asot Michael

First let me say thanks for your ver y warm embrace over the past few years. I have traveled a long and difficult road in that time, but with your support, and God’s guidance, I have stayed the course. When in 1997 Hon. Lester Bird, our Leader, invited me to join his government as Chief of Staff in The Office of the Prime Minister, I did not then contemplate that four years later I would have been entering elective politics. Indeed, when in 1999 he promoted me to the Cabinet and made me the Minister of Public Works, Communications and St. John’s Development…

Sunday, 01 January 2012

The Black Condition, here and now BY Leonard Tim Hector

Whether one likes him or not, Senator Asot Michael, had the courage and the requisite passion, in an impassioned speech, to tell the nation of Antigua and Barbuda like it is. And the TV tape of that occasion should be kept in the national archives. It may prove a defining moment. Remember no government leader has ever said the like here in 35 years of self-government. Only one political party, ACLM, still in the wilderness of the damned, has ever said that and more. In a very definite way Senator Asot Michael passionately indicted what has passed for politics here, by his recurring reference to “for 36 years.” The thirty-five years of self government, have been in essence the same as the preceding year, and the preceding 364 years back to 1632…

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

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Hon ASOT MICHAEL SPEECH IN ST JOHN’S RURAL WEST

“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!”

Friday, 29 January 2010

ALP MP to attend AU Summit in Ethiopia

St John’s, January 29, 2010 – Antigua Labour Party MP Asot Michael will attend the 14th Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 31st to February 2nd 2010.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Asot Michael funds Thomas’ professional tryout

Member of Parliament and avid lover of football, Asot Michael, has pumped over $7,000 into the development of one of the country’s top players. Michael, who has and continues to fund numerous footballers and teams across the island, has spent $7,200 to ensure that national and BASSA striker, Jamie “Taliban” Thomas, realises his dreams of becoming a professional player.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Asot Michael funds Thomas’ professional tryout

Member of Parliament and avid lover of football, Asot Michael, has pumped over $7,000 into the development of one of the country’s top players. Michael, who has and continues to fund numerous footballers and teams across the island, has spent $7,200 to ensure that national and BASSA striker, Jamie “Taliban” Thomas, realises his dreams of becoming a professional player.

Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Letter of protest to Labour Minister’s decision

As the sitting Member of Parliament for the St. Peter’s Constituency and a successor to the late Joseph Myers – a member of the Antigua Labour Party who represented this Constituency for twenty three years – I write to protest your decision to exclude me from the Official Service of Thanksgiving for his life and work.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Arvel dreams of crooks and criminals

Political mischief makers masquerading as newspaper columnists the world over are known for their incurable addiction to placing politicians they do not like into the worst possible light.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Response to “Mutty & Asot friends or foes

“Mutty & Asot friends or foes” published at page 9 in the March 21st, 2007 edition of the Antigua Sun.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Michael Family Claims Breach of Constitutional Rights

MP Asot Michael and two of his family members have filed legal action against the state claiming damages for infringement of their constitutional rights.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Deception In the Sunshine

During the first half of 2006, Wilmot Daniel, the dismissed APUA Minister, negotiated a deal with Antigua Power Company for additional power to be generated for 22 years by that entity through a joint venture with APUA in which APUA would be the 45% minority partner. The deal had the full backing and support of the Prime Minister especially given the nervousness in Cabinet over being able to deliver the additional electricity requirements for the Cricket World Cup 2007.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Apua Funding

At all material times there existed between Cable and Wireless and APUA an agreement whereby certain monies became payable by Cable and Wireless to APUA being the telephone revenues derived from international telephone calls.

Tuesday, 01 May 2007

MP Condemns burglary at UPP St Peter Office

Michael says he is “saddened and disappointed by news reports of the theft of a refrigerator, a stove, a microwave and computers from the facility between late Sunday and early Monday morning.