ST JOHN’S — Leader of the Antigua Labour Party, Gaston Browne, has declared that despite internal wrangling, the opposition party is stronger than ever.
The political leader was making his maiden speech on the Antigua Trades & Labour Union Labour Day platform, in front of hundreds of party supporters who braved the rainy weather yesterday.
He made it clear that there was no second gathering outside of the traditional one held at the VC Bird Bust.
According to Browne, this signified that there “is no second party or second group mobilising”.
“There is no other group operating here on Labour Day,” he said.
“There is no real Labour, or true Labour elsewhere. Everybody is right here because it is one movement, one philosophy, one leader,” Browne added.
Meanwhile, the ALP political leader used the opportunity at yesterday’s rally to unveil the full slate of candidates contesting the general elections on the ALP ticket.
They are: incumbents Molwyn Joseph for St. Mary’s North, Robin Yearwood – St. Phillip’s North, Lester Bird – St. John’s Rural East, Asot Michael – St. Peter, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin – St. John’s City South, Eustace “Teco” Lake – St. John’s Rural South and Gaston Browne for St. John’s City West.
Additionally, Melford Nicholas will run in St. John’s City East, while Samantha Marshall contests St. Mary’s South, Senator Gail Christian – St. John’s Rural West, Dean Jonas – St. George, Max Fernandez – St. John’s Rural North and Senator Paul “Chet” Green of St. Paul’s Constituency will throw his in the election race once again.
Three political hopefuls — Senator Lennox Weston for St. Phillip’s South, Michael Brown for All Saints West and Colin James for All Saints East & St Luke — will face the electorate for the first time. (Antigua Observer)