All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Michael John Bobak
25th September 2017  
The Story

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne addressed the United Nations General Assembly where he repeated his call for the United States to honor the decision of the World Trade Organization to pay the tiny Caribbean country more than $200 million.


Browne shared how the U.S. could have helped in rebuilding Barbuda.

In his speech, Browne detailed the destruction left by hurricane Irma which flattened the island of Barbuda. He said that the US settling its obligation with Antigua and Barbuda would greatly help the island nation in its long road to recovery. “In the interest of fairness, of justice and of good conscience, it would be beneficial to my nation, in this hour of its great need, for the United States government to settle it,” the prime minister said.


The prime minister slammed the continued inaction of the U.S.

Browne lamented that it has been 13 years since the WTO decided in their favor and that the country has incurred a loss of trade revenues of about US$200 million since then. With Antigua continuously being ignored by the superpower, Browne said that “this is a classic case, where might is right and where the rights of a small powerless state has been trampled upon.”


It would be so easy for the U.S. to settle its obligation—if it wants to.

With the trade surplus of its $20 trillion dollar economy, the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister said that the U.S. could easily pay its obligation within a year. Browne added that in the end, it will be the U.S. who will be benefit from its own payment as the Antigua and Barbuda will spend 90% of its settlement in the U.S. economy as its primary source market.



What the U.S. has been doing to Antigua is plain bullying. As the U.S. continue to ignore Antigua’s cry for help, it only proves that it is willing to carry around its weight than to do what is right.


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