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Agard to challenge expulsion

Embattled MP for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard has confirmed that she will challenge her expulsion from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

Dr Agard’s attorney Hal Gollop told a news conference this morning that he has written to the party, giving it seven days to overturn the November 22 decision, or the matter will be taken to court.

Dr Maria Agard.

Dr Maria Agard.

Dr Agard told reporters she was expelled for daring to be different and speaking out against “bullying leadership”

She also said she was targeted because she challenged the political leader, Mia Mottley, who is not accustomed to being told she is wrong.

Dr Agard claimed her dismissal from the BLP was not based on the nine charges laid against her, but on accusations of poor representation, which were not among those formally listed.

14 Responses to Agard to challenge expulsion

  1. Donild Trimp December 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    This woman is a real political lightweight.


  2. Adrian Hinds December 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    That’s what you hope she would be, but her actions suggest otherwise. She clearly does not need politics, or to be a minister and therefore she is free to be of independent thought and actions and that is dangerous only to a weak Leader in our mixed government system. By daring to tie up the BLP in court action for possibly the next two years she will have the upper hand in this fight and can bring Mia to her knees with regards to her goal of being Prime Minister of Barbados which relies heavily on a presenting a united political party to the voting public.

    • Donild Trimp December 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Adrian Hinds, sounds like vengeful thinking to me.

      You really believe that is the way so called educated people should act?

      Not logical at all.

    • Philip Corbin December 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Adrian Hinds, Clearly you have a basic misunderstanding of the issue. Humor us please, by explaining how a case filed in court would tie up the BLP for two year or even two days. Are you thinking in the realm of sanity.

  3. Donild Trimp December 2, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Mr. Gallop, why are you misleading this woman?

    This woman walked out of a legitimate internal BLP party procedure and the party used its constitutional powers to extricate her.

    She is done. Get over it.

    Let’s play devil’s advocate and say she wins reinstatement. What will she be coming back into the party to do? Challenge the leader again?

    This is a whole lot of crap.

  4. Adrian Hinds December 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Woman isn’t done. She is on sound footing and there is no need to get over anything. The job is to ensure that Mia Mottley is weak thus making the BLP electable with Mia as its leader thereby vanquishing her goal of PM.

    If she wins Mia becomes damage goods as BLP leader – job accomplished.

    If she loses she could still run as an independent and split the BLP vote which increases the DLP gaining a win in a BLP stronghold.

    If the case is protracted and unsettled up until the next election is called it can help defeat the BLP.

    To-date public opinion is overwhelmingly in her favor and can be a major player in the next election if it is still fresh in the public’s mind.

    • Donild Trimp December 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Adrian Hunte, seems as if you are attempting to bring the American vendetta way of politics into Barbados politics.

      Craziness should not be allowed in Barbados politics.

      Dr. Agard is beginning to come over as a crazy person, don’t know when when to give it a rest.

      Four years of behaving like a fool and still exhibiting foolish behavior after coming out the loser.

      Pure nonsense.

  5. Adrian Hinds December 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    LOL! I wouldn’t even try to view Bajan politics via the prism of the American version. Quite frankly the american version of leader is a popularly elected one; whereas if such was the case in Barbados, and it is not, Owen Arthur would still be PM today; and Mia who in spite of what she has sold to the BLP could never aspire to that post since her popularity is contained within her constituency only. Mia is hoping to ride into the PMship on the back of a united BLP; such is the position of the weak Leader.

  6. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    What she’s saying doesn’t make any sense to me, the christ church executives ain’t saying that nor others from the constituency.

  7. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    You have to be great to challenge any leader in politics.

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Back Burner. DEMs & Bs put wanna heads together and sort out the GUN CRIME. Work fuh wanna wages!

  9. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock December 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Owen couldn’t stand up like a man he run and then talk now it doesn’t matter . you’re going to strengthen Mia hand even if Payne and a few have to joined you the party is bigger than you all.only the electorate counts.

  10. jrsmith December 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    The court , cannot give anyone character. to really be honest ,she is not behaving any real different to this crop of politicians, who are all up themselves ,rude ,bad behave arrogant and all be given 100 marks ,for bad attitudes, bajans recall the new year. its all there.

  11. dave December 3, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Its over for Maria.


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