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Govt to give Two Uniforms

Minister of Education Dr Jacqui Quinn-LeandroAntigua St. John's - Minister of Education Dr Jacqui Quinn-Leandro has confirmed that parents will once again receive two uniform vouchers in July.

This, however, is dependent on whether the United Progressive Party (UPP) is re-elected to public office.

"In our third term, we want to assure all the parents and students that in (the) 2014-2015 academic year, I have secured the approval of my Cabinet colleagues to restore two uniforms instead of one for each student in Antigua & Barbuda. That was approved by Cabinet," Dr Quinn-Leandro said at a public rally.



She said that not only will parents and students benefit, but those people concerned with the making and selling of uniforms would also gain financially.

Cabinet, Dr Quinn-Leandro said, has approved an increase for these people.

"I want to say to all of the manufacturers and the retailers, the seamstresses and tailors, Cabinet has also approved an increase in the unit cost of each uniform," she said.

The education minister noted that this is something that the manufacturers and retailers have been negotiating with the Ministry of Education for some time.

"We never had an increase in the cost for the pants, and the blouse, and the tunics and so on," he said. "And we have approved in Cabinet an increase. So come July 2014, its not only two uniforms, but the uptake for the providers of those uniforms will also be greater."



Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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RE: Govt to give Two Uniforms

#15 Hoorah » 2014-06-05 19:40

Antiguans vote ABLP because is only when them in power we get hurricane. and you done know we ready to rebuild. After the hurricane we going have some serious rebuilding to do.
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Just Saying

#14 Antiguan Lady » 2014-06-05 16:56

Treasury can hardly pay its current commitments and the uniforms were cut down from two to one and sometimes none because of lack of funds, so where the money going to come from to ensure that we get the two uniforms. Just saying I thought all the bribery was a product of the ABLP. Jacqui I believe you are more intelligent than this. Maybe next you might start to rent those buildings you built centuries ago and now they going to waste.
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stand up

#13 jasper » 2014-06-05 14:45

This the same woman that tellin all to stand up. In 4 years what she do for Pigotts? Pigots village road ALWAYS massive holes,- of course patched for election right now until next rain! The Burma road still breached after 4 years and heavy equipment & trucks now go through the village and Fitches Creek to get to the quarry, destroy roads and danger to our children!! She say anything? She nah stand up for she people but promise school uniforms & keep em quiet!!
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#12 Have Mercy » 2014-06-05 10:19

wait! Nar dis de same Jackie dat say she rededicate she life to the Lord since her scare with cancer? If so, it behooves her to choose her words carefully and not feed the people empty promises akak LIES! :-|
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#11 just wondering » 2014-06-05 09:34

could be interpreted by some as a bribe
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#10 Malla » 2014-06-05 08:59

The uniform vouchers that half the uniform suppliers refuse to accept because the government don't pay them !!
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RE: Govt to give Two Uniforms

#9 James » 2014-06-05 08:48

People - There IS a Cabinet there just is NO parliament. Pls read the constitution of the land before you make wrong comments.
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sure evidence of give away

#8 Reality » 2014-06-05 08:23

This comment was made by PM Spencer see 4th June article in Caribarena THE UPP TRASHES ABLP RESCUE PLAN

“All they are seeking to do is to give you the impression that you must live in this country, that they must give you everything, you must not pay for anything. They are going to give back this, they are going to waive that, everything is going to be free,” Spencer said.
It seems like Jacqui and Spencer are in two different UPP and say anything to get a vote.
The UPP give away list goes on school meal, $2,500.00 for home repairs to the elderly, $215.00 per month in food voucher, PDV $100.00 per month for utilities,10% discount for early electricity payment, lap top, tablets and now the whole country is sick and fed up.
Give us jobs we will then be able to buy gold.
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Really Jacky

#7 wadadman1 » 2014-06-05 07:23

Do we still have a cabinet?
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17-6?

#6 Bullywin » 2014-06-05 07:14

"WHAT IS THIS? WHAT IS THIS? SOMEBODY SNEAK THIS ONE IN?" :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Uniforms what!

#5 Mr Byam » 2014-06-05 07:14

This is the best Dr. Quinn could come up with? Uniforms? Are these going to be restricted to indigenous Antiguans or are squatters going to thief Antigua people uniforms as well?
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What's next?

#4 Meigo Man » 2014-06-05 07:11

Well - what about School Meals during the Summer Holidays? :-x :-x :-x

Better yet what about job opportunities for school leavers and returning graduates? I guess we will have to wait for Gaston Browne and Team Labour to provide that! 8) 8) 8)
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#3 JB » 2014-06-05 07:10

Chuuuupppppsss....Ha s the economy improved and someone neglected to tell me? For the past few years, the government could only provide one and now the economy is worst they promise to provide two? A who dem ah try fool? Again, your job is to fix the economy and improve the standard of living for all people in this nation, not tax us out of existence and provide handouts. Empower us, so we can spend our own money, and buy the amount of uniforms we want for our children. The money spent on giving away uniforms, could be used to improve schools, provide equipment, labs, libraries for schools, and other education expenses, even to provide toilet paper for schools,,cause some schools runout of toilet paper and can't get non from BOE.
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@ Jacqui Quinn

#2 Big Bird » 2014-06-05 06:11

Election Gimmick and Desperation! There is no Cabinet! Where is it in their manifesto? Jacqui...pack your uniforms and just go! :-* :-* :-*
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#1 carvaa » 2014-06-05 05:13

I know the UPP really really think this school meals and uniform program is the best thing to hit our once proud nation, but when I look at the big picture I see a suffering nation. People if you can't buy a few uniforms for your kids and put a few dollars in their pockets for lunch things are really, really bad. Antiguan's was one of the proudest set of people in the world and we carry this lifestyle wherever we may migrate to. It's 2014 and this government have turn us all porpoise, beggars, always looking for handouts and freebies. We must depend on them to survive daily and with this we feel we forever owes them a vote. I remembered the day Jacqui Quinn walks into Comprehensive with her little uniform on looking so lovely and at that time I know her parents had about three sets of uniforms with her two brothers also in secondary school and remember we also had to buy our own books, dress uniforms and lunch. Ms Quinn your parents did real well and am so proud look at what we have after all this a GM. Chacku remember you too started out teaching Drafting at OCS now you are giving the PM advice.
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