Most MPs mum on Agard issue

24 November 2015

FROM THE RUM SHOP to the storeroom and the boardroom, the expulsion of Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was the hottest topic yesterday, but among the party’s MPs hardly a comment could be obtained. While St Andrew MP George Payne blasted the decision... Read More


Jones slams Bees on Agard expulsion

24 November 2015

POLITICAL TERRORISM. That was how Minister of Education Ronald Jones described the treatment meted out to former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) politician Dr Maria Agard. On Sunday night, the Christ Church West MP was expelled from the BLP after months of controversy.... Read More


Branch member sees silver lining in expulsion

24 November 2015

A BLESSING IN DISGUISE. That’s how member of the Barbados Labour Party’s Christ Church West constituency branch, Charles “Crazy” Bourne, who has worked closely in the constituency prior to Maria Agard becoming a Member of Parliament, described her expulsion from... Read More


Eastmond knocks laughter, thumping

24 November 2015

ATTORNEY AT LAW Lynette Eastmond said there was table-thumping, laughing and loud expressions at Sunday’s disciplinary hearing of Dr Maria Agard. Speaking to the media after she and lead counsel Hal Gollop, as well as Agard walked out of the Barbados Labour Party’s... Read More


Grounds for dismissal

23 November 2015

THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE was used by the National Council of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) for tonight’s disciplinary hearing on Dr Maria Agard. Dr Agard had been summoned to a meeting to answer nine charges, but walked out two hours after it started. The National... Read More



23 November 2015

DR MARIA AGARD has been expelled from the Barbados Labour Party. The National Council of the party took the drastic decision last night after they convened for close to two hours before Agard and her two counsel Hal Gollop, QC, and Lynette Eastmond walked out of the... Read More


Wickham’s take on Agard expulsion

22 November 2015

POLITICAL SCIENTIST Peter Wickham issued the following statement after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) National Council voted earlier tonight to expel Dr Maria Agard. Agard, the MP for Christ Church West, had been summoned to answer nine conduct charges, but walked... Read More


Press statement on Dr Maria Agard Expulsion

22 November 2015

OPPOSITION LEADER and Barbados Labour Party (BLP) chairman Mia Mottley issued a statement to the media tonight after the National Council voted to expel Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard. Dr Agard had been summoned to a meeting to answer nine charges, but walked... Read More


Agard expelled

22 November 2015

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY has just expelled Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley made the announcement. Dr Agard had been summoned to a meeting by the National Council of the Barbados Labour Party to answer nine charges, but walked... Read More


Gollop: None can sit in judgement

22 November 2015

DR MARIA AGARD and her two attorneys walked out of today’s meeting two hours after it started at the Barbados Labour Party’s Roebuck Street, St Michael headquarters. “We have decided to advise our client not to submit herself to such an arbitrarily constituted group... Read More


Agard walks out

22 November 2015

DR MARIA AGARD and her legal team just walked out of the Barbados Labour Party “court” at Grantley Adams House on Roebuck Street “in protest”. Agard had been summoned by the party to answer several charges in relation to her conduct. More details as they come... Read More


Lines drawn on Agard decision Day

22 November 2015

PERSONS PASSING BY the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) Roebuck Street headquarters may have thought it was election day. Several members and supporters dressed mainly in red, with some bearing placards, are gathered outside anxiously awaiting the results of the outcome... Read More


Agard early for BLP meeting

22 November 2015

FROM AS EARLY AS 4 P.M., several of Barbados Labour Party (BLP) members and supporters gathered outside the party’s Roebuck Street headquarters as the hour to decide Dr Maria Agard’s fate approached. The embattled Member of Parliament was also early, standing outside... Read More


Agard faces accusers today

22 November 2015

TODAY IS DECISION DAY for Member of Parliament Dr Maria Agard. Her political future will be on the line from around 5 p.m., when she is expected to face the 52-member national council of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to answer nine charges of indiscipline. The outspoken... Read More


McClean: Terms of China loan groundbreaking

20 November 2015

A WIN-WIN situation. That is how Leader of the Senate Maxine McClean has described the move by the Freundel Stuart administration to borrow $240 million from the Export-Import Bank of China to help fund the redevelopment of Sam Lord’s Castle. The resolution was... Read More


Dignitaries pay respects to Toppin

19 November 2015

MANY WELL KNOWN NAMES in the political, legal, business and cricketing fraternity turned out at St Mary’s Church in The City yesterday to pay their final respects to Audley Toppin, father of long-serving Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentarian, Ronald Toppin. ... Read More


Arthur: Solve it behind the scenes

18 November 2015

A POLITICAL TRAGEDY. That is former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Owen Arthur’s assessment of the imbroglio within the party he led in Government for 14 years. Commenting on the ongoing dispute between Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard and the party’s hierarchy,... Read More


Government looking to spruce up Oistins

18 November 2015

MONEY IS BEING SOUGHT to improve the physical structure of the popular Oistins Bay Gardens facility in Christ Church. Member of Parliament for Christ Church South John Boyce told Parliament yesterday that the National Conservation Commission (NCC), the Barbados Tourism... Read More


Divide over Agard’s next move

16 November 2015

FIGHT YOUR case in the court. That’s the advice from political strategist and journalist Reudon Eversley to embattled MP Dr Maria Agard in the wake of her being hauled before the hierarchy of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to answer a number of charges. But Editor... Read More


Agard on nine charges

15 November 2015

Embattled Barbados Labour Party MP Dr Maria Agard will face her political prosecutors and possibly her political future next Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The Christ Church West representative, who has been at war with her riding’s own executive as well as the leadership... Read More


Belle: Ball in Maria’s court

14 November 2015

EMBATTLED CHRIST CHURCH WEST parliamentary representative Dr Maria Agard could face dire consequences if she fails to turn up for a meeting where she will have to prove why she should not face disciplinary charges. That is the view of political scientist Dr George Belle,... Read More




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