Sutherland is new Shadow Minister of Health

St George South MP, Dwight Sutherland, has been assigned the shadow Health portfolio, one week after the former holder, Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard, was booted from the Barbados Labour Party.

Opposition leader and leader of the BLP, Mia Mottley, made the announcement in a statement dated November 28th.

The Health portfolio has been added to Sutherland’s existing responsibilities as the Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security.

Opposition Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security, Dwight Sutherland
Opposition Shadow Minister of Health, Labour and Social Security, Dwight Sutherland

The BLP’s National Council expelled Dr Agard last Sunday night after she and her lawyers walked out of a meeting at which several disciplinary charges were laid against her. The meeting and subsequent expulsion brought to an end a bitter dispute between Dr Agard and her constituency branch in Christ Church West, which forced calls from current and former BLP members to settle the matter as quickly as possible for the good of the party.

Dr Agard’s lawyers have indicated they plan to go to court to challenge her expulsion.

7 Responses to Sutherland is new Shadow Minister of Health

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John November 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm

  2. Rashid Muhammad
    Rashid Muhammad November 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    best thing she did so far all she need to do is leave barbados will be worse should she become its leader

    • Wayne Dread December 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      You mean the ruler?

  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince November 30, 2015 at 1:55 am

    You do your job Mia…power to you..

  4. jrsmith November 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Has he the cahukas, to challenge ,the reigning minister, as to if and when ,the sewage plant , will ever work in this century. after 15 years. we need to get an angel on this matter.

  5. sunshinecanada November 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Good Man, Sutherland, good job Mia, keep moving, LOVE it,

  6. Sue Donym November 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Mr. Sutherland has been one of our more quiet MPs. It should be interesting to hear his thoughts on health matters. Understandably, as shadow for Labour, he had conflict of interests to consider during the recent developments at Arawak, but he should be able to tackle QEH and public health issues without fear of having hospital privileges withdrawn.


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