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Agard takes BLP to court

11 December 2015

MEMBER OF Parliament Dr Maria Agard has taken the Barbados Labour Party to court over her recent expulsion. Yesterday her lawyers filed an action against the 77-year-old political party on whose ticket she won the Christ Church West seat in the 2013 general elections.... Read More

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Gollop, Agard still waiting on BLP

09 December 2015

DR MARIA AGARD and her attorney Hal Gollop are still hoping to hear from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) today to have a decision to expel her from the political party overturned. Today marks the seven-day ultimatum Gollop, a Queen’s Counsel, had given the BLP to... Read More

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Parliament to discuss vat on mobile services

07 December 2015

GOVERNMENT WILL BE GOING to Parliament Tuesday to have legislation passed pertaining to the Value Added Tax (VAT) increase on mobile services, that is, voice, data and text messaging. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher... Read More

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Democracy ‘at risk’

03 December 2015

FORMER LEADER of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Owen Arthur, believes democracy in Barbados is at risk if political organisations make it their business to start expelling members. His feelings came yesterday after expelled BLP MP Dr Maria Agard confirmed she would... Read More

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MARIA: Tyranny in Bees

03 December 2015

TYRANNICAL AND AUTOCRATIC. That was the scathing critique of the leadership of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) delivered by expelled [ ] member Dr Maria Agard yesterday, when she announced she would ask the High Court to overturn her expulsion. “I am determined... Read More

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Agard: No conspiracy

03 December 2015

DR MARIA AGARD denied yesterday that she was influenced by anyone within or outside the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) during the months of her political stand-off with the party. However, she said that there was division within the BLP and that there were “senior members”... Read More

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Arthur dismisses new party rumour

03 December 2015

DON’T EXPECT FORMER LEADER of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Owen Arthur back at the polls. The rumour mill in Barbados was swirling yesterday, claiming that Arthur was on the verge of forming a new political organisation to contest the next general election, but... Read More

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Agard issue divides BLP youth leaders

01 December 2015

THE MARIA AGARD SAGA appears to have left a sharp division among young members of the Barbados Labour Party. The disagreement played out on television Sunday night between current and former presidents of the party’s youth arm, the League of Young Socialists. Read More

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Sinckler would welcome Agard

26 November 2015

MINISTER OF FINANCE Chris Sinckler is not against Dr Maria Agard joining the ranks of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). In fact, he said the option was open to the Christ Church West MP, who was expelled from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) last Sunday,... Read More

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NATION EXTRA: George Payne on Maria Agard Affair

25 November 2015

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT for St Andrew George Payne shares his thoughts on the expulsion of Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party. Read More

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Owen on the attack

25 November 2015

FORMER PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur contends that embattled Christ Church West MP Dr Maria Agard is being “dragged through the mud of public disapprobation for doing nothing more than expressing herself about a matter concerning herself”. Arthur came out with cudgel... Read More

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NATION EXTRA: Owen Arthur on Maria Agard affair

24 November 2015

Here is an excerpt from former Prime Minister Owen Arthur who shared his thoughts on the expulsion of Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party. Read the full story in the Midweek Nation. Read More

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Business as usual for Agard at Parliament

24 November 2015

PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATIVE FOR Christ Church West, Dr Maria Agard was given a warm welcome by colleagues from either side when she turned up at Parliament for today’s sitting of the House of Assembly. Dr Agard, who was expelled from the Opposition Barbados Labour... Read More

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Mixed views on Maria

24 November 2015

COME OVER TO the other side, Maria! That was Richard “Alan Baje” Prescod’s cry in Dayrell’s Road yesterday as talk continued to swirl around the expulsion of MP Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on Sunday night. “I am a diehard Dem. We’ve never... Read More

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Payne cries foul

24 November 2015

VETERAN OPPOSITION MP George Payne has blasted the decision to expel colleague Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) as “unfair”, saying it has left him “somewhat shocked” and feeling like he was “dreaming”. And he has suggested that it might not be... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Expelled

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

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