Dr Agard a no-show at BLP meeting

Parliamentary representative for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard was a no-show at a meeting of the Executive Council of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today,convened to clear up discrepancies on the register of constituency members.

Dr Maria Agard
Dr Maria Agard

A party source told Barbados TODAY that during the just over two-hour long meeting, members of the Executive Council were able to clear up the discrepancies on the list that had provoked the ire of some constituency branch members, forcing the abandonment of a branch meeting
last Sunday.

The annual general meeting of the branch is scheduled for this Sunday afternoon at the Bonnett’s Resource Centre, Britton’s Hill, St Michael.  However, there was speculation today as to whether Dr Agard would attend amid reports of dissatisfaction with her representation within the constituency.

Among those seen entering BLP headquarters for the 2 p.m. meeting were General Secretary Dr Jerome Walcott; Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde; former Senator George Griffith and Pat Parris, Assistant to Opposition Leader Mia Mottley.

Yesterday, in response to a story carried by Barbados TODAY, Dr Agard gave an assurance that her constituency assistant Linda Freeman would make herself available to identify the projects which the Christ Church West MP had executed in the constituency over the past three years, contrary to claims that there has
been a disconnect between her and
the constituency.

A BLP source who yesterday spoke to Barbados TODAY on condition of anonymity said several members of the constituency had expressed dissatisfaction with Dr Agard’s representation. However, the source insisted there was no conspiracy to oust the sitting MP but charged that she was her greatest enemy.

In an interview this afternoon,
Dr Agard told Barbados TODAY her absence from the meeting did not mean there was a rift, and that she had written to the party’s General Secretary explaining the reasons for her absence.  (NC)  

2 Responses to Dr Agard a no-show at BLP meeting

  1. Surprise September 25, 2015 at 6:35 am

    This woman seem only supportive of Owen Arthur and his attempts to make life for Mia uncomfortable.and as such continues to display a gross lack of respect for the party and her Parliamentary colleagues. For quite sometime now I have been hearing talk on the ground about her disregard for constituents and her failure to be active on the ground. If she is ill and cannot afford to do it that is one thing and we all would understand. She said she is strong and only she and her God would k ow that but at least show some respect. She clearly thinks she is superior to others as a doctor and obviously suffers from a serious dose of superiorty complex and is therefore in the wrong job at the wrong time and for the wrong purpose. She should therefore be replaced and let some one who has an interest in the development of our people take over. This new dispensation which the BLP must bring to Governanace cannot be same old same old and so there is no place for her.

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  2. dave September 25, 2015 at 10:13 am

    “She said she is strong and only she and her God would k ow that but at least show some respect. She clearly thinks she is superior to others as a doctor and obviously suffers from a serious dose of superiorty complex”

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    add to that the fact that she is female

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