Using the raft of corruption allegations against the Browne
Administration as the benchmark, Franz deFreitas believes that
Antigua and Barbuda is on the brink of being a failed state.
DeFreitas adds that many other issues – including uncollected
garbage; the high cost of living; the surging crime rate; and the
shortage of pipe-borne water – show the country is regressing,
rather than moving forward.
As the United Progressive Party caretaker for St. John’s City South,
deFreitas says the people must demand better of their leaders and
stand up for what is right.