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H.E. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda

Bio Current as of September 14, 2022

Gaston Alphonso Browne is an Antiguan politician and current Prime Minister. Early life and education Gaston Alphonso Browne was born in Antigua on 9 February 1967. As a child, he lived in Grays Farm with his paternal great-grandmother who was born in 1894. She at the time, was in her eighties, partially blind, poor and aging. After her passing, he later grew up in Point, as the second child of a poor, at times unemployed, single parent, who struggled relentlessly to even provide the basics for him and his siblings. He was educated at Villa Primary, Princess Margaret, Antigua State College, City Banking College (UK) and University of Manchester (UK). Browne is post graduate trained with a first degree in banking, a degree programme he completed in record time and graduated within the top twenty of several thousand students. Career During the past eleven years, Browne served as s a senior bank manager with the Swiss American Banking Group managing in excess of $400 million in assets, as Minister of Planning and Trade and Member of Parliament. He is presently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a company involved in construction and land development. Mr. Browne also served as director of several companies including LIAT (1974) Ltd (Aviation), Antigua Pier Group Ltd. Infrastructural Development) and Community Motors Ltd. Mr. Browne’s motto is “to serve and empower,” a creed by which he lives. This can be seen in his contributions to the empowerment of the people of Point & Villa. He believes in empowerment and is passionately oppose to poverty. MP Browne frequently refers to poverty as the greatest scourge on the planet. Among his achievements at the constituency level are: An EC$30 million Fishery Development Centre, The establishment of a sporting, entertainment and leisure facility at Dredge Bay, An Information Communication Technology Centre in the Point, a Library, Computer Centre at the Villa Primary School and an affordable housing project at Dredge Bay. His achievements during a time of fiscal crisis are remarkable, were as a result of his resolve to succeed and his commitment to serve. Led by Browne, the ABLP was returned to office in the 12 June 2014 general election after 10 years in opposition, winning 14 out of 17 seats. Browne was sworn in as Prime Minister on 13 June 2014. Browne successfully led the ABLP to a second consecutive election victory on 21 March 2018. He was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term on 22 March 2018. ELECTION TIMELINE Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes 2018 St. John’s City West Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 1,457 71.53% Won 5th Term, Prime Minister 2014 St. John’s City West Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 1,394 65.57% Won 4th Term, Prime Minister 2009 St. John’s City West Antigua Labour Party 1,365 54.97% Won 3rd Term 2004 St. John’s City West Antigua Labour Party 1,164 51.76% Won 2nd Term 1999 St. John’s City West Antigua Labour Party 1,069 48.64% Won 1st Term