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ANTIGUA | Former minister Michael Browne on bail after being arrested

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Featured Former Education Minister Michael Browne Former Education Minister Michael Browne
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, November 26, 20230 - Former Education Minister in the Gaston Browne administration, Michael Browne is on bail, after Information Minister Melford Nicholas told the nation this morning that has announced that he had been arrested and charged.

Nicholas said Prime Minister Gaston Browne informed him this morning, that the 44 year old  former Education Minister who resigned on Wednesday had been charged by the police based on allegations against him.

He did not state the nature of the charge but its understood that the allgeation against Michael Browne were made by a woman.

Nicholas said Prime Minister Gaston Browne asked the Governor General to  revoke the Education Minister’s appointment.

He said Browne maintains his innocence and has asked for the support of his Cabinet colleagues.

According to the Prime Minister, the Education Ministry has been given to Sports and Festivals Minister, Daryl Matthew, who has already been sworn in.

On Thursday, Michael Browne  was arrested and charged and granted bail in the sum of EC$15,000 when he appeared in court.

Browne’s attorney, Gail Pedro, told the court that her client has no previous arrest and will not be interfering with the victim or witnesses. 

The presiding magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edward granted the former minister bail.

He was  ordered to surrender his travel documents, and report to the police three times per week. 

Last modified onThursday, 26 November 2020 19:43
  • Countries: Antigua_Barbuda