Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP)

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The ABLP is the Barbuda branch of the Antigua Labour Party. It was led on Barbuda by Arthur Nibbs, who was promoted to Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs in the Cabinet of Gaston Browne, the ALP leader and Prime Minister, after winning the election against BPM's Trevor Walker by one vote in 2014. Arthur's primary role in the government was to give Barbuda land to the Prime Minister and famously called his own people 'squatters' in an attempt to achieve this.

The previous ALP leader in Antigua - Lester Bird - is the son of the 'father of the nation' Sir Vere Bird Senior, part of the political family dynasty who led the Antiguan government from independence from the British until 2004 and who mined Barbuda sand extensively until stopped by BPM court action. The ALP website is here - Antigua (and Barbuda) Labour Party.

The ABLP government under PM Gaston Browne's leadership called a snap election in Antigua immediately after Hurricane Irma had devastated Barbuda. At that time millions of dollars of financial aid was pouring into Antigua (which had not been hit at all by Irma) for Barbuda. Arthur Nibbs - who was no longer MP - remained mostly resident in Antigua, although he ran for Barbuda Council in March 2019, where ABLP was spectacularly defeated by BPM.

He has apparently established a charity - the Arthur Nibbs Foundation.


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Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
So the struggle continue.
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you.
We rastaman will set the world free...

Joseph Hill - Culture

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