URGENT-ANTIGUA-Agriculture Minister fired.


Agriculture minister, Dean Jonas, has been dismissed with immediate effect, Lionel Max Hurst, the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister's Office, has confirmed.

The dismissal comes less than 72 hours after Prime Minister Gaston Browne had given Jonas an ultimatum to either 'either shape up or ship out'.

Browne speaking on a radio programme here over the last weekend, said he was putting his embattled minister 'under public notice that he either shape up or ship out' following public accusations that Jonas, had not met the goals in the ministry since his appointment one and half year ago.

But Jonas in a separate interview told radio listeners...

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