BLP controversy to be addressed soon, says Mottley

Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Mia Mottley, has given the assurance that the controversy in the party’s Christ Church West constituency will be resolved soon.

Last month the constituency’s MP, Dr Maria Agard, was involved in a public spat with the branch’s executive, and subsequently stated her refusal to work with the newly-elected district executive.

At the time, one BLP member also told Barbados TODAY, on condition of anonymity, that several members of the constituency were dissatisfied with Agard’s representation.

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BLP leader Mia Mottley addressing the party’s 77th annual conference

But addressing the BLP’s 77th annual conference last night, Mottley said the matter will be addressed in the interest of the party.

“I give you the assurance that the matter of Christ Church West will be resolved well in advance before the next general elections, and it will be in the best interest of the Barbados Labour Party,” Mottley said.

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Party members attending this weekend’s conference.

“If healing does not happen, there are mechanisms and conventions within this party that provide for dealing with such scenarios,” she added.

Mottley insisted, however, that there is no crisis within the BLP.

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