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Missing Link to Launch Manifesto

Missing Link to Launch ManifestoAntigua St. John's - Nigel Bascus Barton, who goes by the moniker "Missing Link," is getting set to launch his completed manifesto.

The document, now only a few pages long, was expected to be completed today.

Barton said it would be released soon on a local radio station.

"That is just the starting," he said. "There are five more pages to come."

The document speaks to the need for churches to get more involved in Antigua & Barbuda.

Barton also has something he terms a health card. People can visit his website and get information on the use and benefits of local remedies such as shark oil.

Another major concern he has is job creation. The unemployment figure in Antigua & Barbuda has been given as between 15 to 25 percent.



Barton, a fisherman, also spoke about the lack of professionalism at certain business places.

He said there needs to be more training for employees to be better able to deal with customers. He recounted a personal experience  while attempting to re-activate a dormant account at a local bank. He said he spent two hours being grilled about how he came by the funds.

When he asked a supervisor why the process was taking so long, she threw a paper to the teller and said, "Just give him back his paper."

Another plan outlined in the manifesto is the reduction of the Antigua and Barbuda Sales Tax (ABST), which would "ease the squeeze" on poor people.

By doing away with the tax, he noted that the country would have more money circulating.

"Easing the ABST will make people spend more. When you ease the ABST, people will feel free to spend more," he explained.

Barton also has plans to stop the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).

He opined that this venture would create a lot of problems, as is now the case in other countries, including St Kitts.

Barton said under the programme, qualified people should set up their businesses for at least two years in the country before being issued an Antigua & Barbuda passport.

The manifesto also deals with training for prisoners, global warming and its effects on lobsters, and of making the twin-island state an example for other Caribbean countries to follow.


Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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#10 hi » 2014-10-23 07:24

finish it and finish it good !!!
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#9 Ras boom » 2014-06-05 12:33

You fooly no rawce
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#8 SlyThatGuy » 2014-06-04 22:22

I'm sure you're familiar with the quote "There's Too Many Cooks in The Kitchen." Well, I don't think I need to tell you about what happened to the broth as a result of that. He is just going to make a complete fool of himself trying to prove to everyone that the prime minister's plans for developing the country aren't good enough and that he can do a better job.
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#7 Logics » 2014-06-04 20:39

Hey ! So what if he is a fisherman? Look at the brilliant advice of the LEARNED SIR SIR Ron Saunders. US$33,000.00 for you Lester and US$22,000.00 for me- which Lester didn't even know he organised for himself. Now that's the kind of adviser we need
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#6 good citizen » 2014-06-04 19:38

Sly that guy what qualification one must have to run the country? Please explain. I am truly waiting for your response. Just to help you along, there is no set criteria or blue print to run the country. Think long and hard about this before you answer. People like you contribute heavily to the class problem in Antigua.
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#5 Telluride » 2014-06-04 14:48

Yesterday I asked about the Missing Link Manifesto.Now today here it comes.Hurry up and get it completed.Good Luck Link VOP.Sly go along with it.This is one of the roots of our Democracy.It this man was living in say North Korea.He would not live to write a manifesto.So let us all enjoy of freedom of expressions.
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#4 SlyThatGuy » 2014-06-04 13:40

The last thing we need around here is a fisherman advising our government on how to run the country. He may have some insight about how to run a fishing boat, but it's not quite the same as running a country.
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#3 bluranger » 2014-06-04 10:52

there is a lot missing in his missing link manifesto like how to boost tourism by upgrading heritage quay and redcliff quay into a modern port of entry duty free for shop owners so many stuff to improve in anu he doesnt understand it takes a lot to run a country
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#2 A comrade » 2014-06-04 07:59

Go Missing Link
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#1 Carrot Juice » 2014-06-04 07:55

Missing Link full of shia-eight. Now is no time for this bumbling charlatan. We are just encouraging him with his foolishness and wasting valuable press time. Time for the foolishness to stop.
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