The executive of the Antigua and Barbuda Labor Party, has made a decision on replacements for three constituencies according to reports
Prime Minister Gaston Browne who is also the leader of the Antigua & Barbuda Labor Party, says the replacements for St. Peter, All Saints West and St. Johns rural west will be released after October 15th. He said covid-19 restrictions prevented the executive from coming together to deliberate on the matter, but all three candidates have already been selected.
According to reports, in St. Peter for example, the party polled former ABS news anchor Shermaine Jeremy, Regis Burton and Royden Turner, but it is unclear who topped that survey. St. Peter, a constituency currently held by member of parliament Asot Michael has come under scrutiny, primarily due to the actions of the MP including his ongoing rift with the Prime Minister. The back and forth between the two, has been riddled with name calling and various accusations. Meanwhile, a new candidate could also be announced for the constituency of All Saints west amid the legal problems of it’s parliamentary representative, former Education Minister, Michael Brown.
Michael Brown resigned from his ministerial post late last year and is currently battling a court case after a woman made allegations against him. The Prime Minister had acknowledged that All Saints west is not the most secure for his party, but was similarly confident that his party will retain that seat.