Agard’s replacement to be named soon

Dr William Duguid is the front runner to replace Dr Maria Agard in Christ Church West

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) will soon have a new Christ Church West representative.

A date has been set for the highly anticipated nomination meeting, where a replacement will be named to succeed Dr Maria Agard, the former BLP representative for the area.

A party circular, which surfaced today, confirmed that the meeting would be held on March 31 at the Arthur Smith Primary School, St Matthias, at 6:30 p.m.

According to reports, Dr William Duguid –  who recently made a comeback to politics after resigning the Christ Church West seat, which he held from 2003 to 2013, and migrating to Canada with his family – is the favoured to replace Dr Agard, who was expelled from the party last November.

To date, no other candidates have publicly expressed an interest in contesting the southern riding.




12 Responses to Agard’s replacement to be named soon

  1. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore March 12, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    The BLP will do good in this constituency, now & after the successful election campaign.

  2. Roslyn Sobers
    Roslyn Sobers March 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm


  3. Chaucer March 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    What indecent haste

  4. Wade Gibbons
    Wade Gibbons March 12, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Question. . .If Dr Maria Agard has a court case challenging the process by which she has been expelled from the BLP [which is still sub judice], and the party goes ahead and names a replacement before the case has been determined, isn’t there some contempt for due process there? Maybe some lawyer could help me.

    • harry turnover March 13, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Naming a replacement doesn’t mean anything. The BLP can name anybody ..even Peter Bradshaw ,but the process has to be endorsed by the higher ups.,even then it won’t make any sense her running as a BLP unless Mia is overturn and pro Mia supporters support her.

    • Olutoye Walrond March 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Ms. Agard is challenging her expulsion from the party, not the party’s right to choose someone else to run in the constituency.
      The courts have no jurisdiction over that.

  5. Orlando Michael March 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Wade bare in mindustry that the court can’t tell the party whether or not to take her back, the most it can say is whether or not the procedure followed was consistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the country and the party. But also if I remember correctly if she wins she’ll win damages, so replacing a candidate now there wouldn’t be in contempt with anything.

  6. harry turnover March 13, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Last couple of lines should read ….pro Mia supporters DON’T support her.

    • Carson C Cadogan March 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

      They are not many “pro Mia supporters” in the BLP.

  7. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace March 13, 2016 at 8:06 am

    let the real representative step foward,maria is history.

  8. Carson C Cadogan March 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm


    He drop the constituents like hot bricks, hop on a Jumbo Jet, headed for Canada, things didnt work out , now he is back to do what?

    Verla Depeiza will take that seat hands down. A woman of the people who is always there for them. Duguid is history, he is like a bad dream that the constituents dont want to remember.


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