Hypocritical: This is how John Mussington sees the actions of the Browne Administration, which is seeking compensation from the larger countries for the effects of their wanton destruction of the environment on small island-nations.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne is now attending the United Nations’ climate-change conference, COP 27, in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.
Browne, who is chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), is expected to continue to push for climate justice, including compensation for loss and damage to smaller nations.
But some critics see the annual event as a talk shop, since recommendations for saving the environment are proffered but not usually implemented.
With the persistent destruction of certain Ramsar sites on Barbuda – in the name of development – Mussington says the Administration and the Prime Minister are not serious about climate change.
Mussington, a marine biologist and environment activist, says that Browne is no champion of the environment, as he is making himself out to be – and the Peace Love and Happiness (PLH) project and many others on Antigua are testimony to that.