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Agard expulsion takes Gollop by surprise

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Agard expulsion takes Gollop by surprise

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ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Hal Gollop, QC, did not expect the Barbados Labour Party’s National Council to expel Dr Maria Agard “behind her back.”

“Amazing” was how Gollop described the situation which occurred on Sunday night after he, Dr Agard and co-counsel Lynette Eastmond, walked out of the meeting  in protest, two hours into the disciplinary hearing against Agard.

“I can honestly tell you that I did not expect that they would have voted to expel her in her absence,” he told NATION ONLINE this morning as he pointed out that one of the constituents of a fair hearing was the right to an adjournment.

“What was amazing to me is that they were accusing her of going to the Press in a manner which was inimical  of the party’s interest but how do you justify Dr Agard hearing of her position – a long standing member of the Barbados Labour Party who has held the post of president of a Constituency group and now a sitting member – how do they explain her hearing information that she has been expelled from her party on the news. That to me is an amazing situation which does not square,” he said. (MB)