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Mottley’s ‘legit’

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Mottley’s ‘legit’

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Former member of parliament and Barbados Labour Party (BLP) stalwart, Liz Thompson, has sought to quash all claims that Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is not qualified to practise as an attorney in this country.

Describing the claims as nonsense, Thompson said that Mottley was admitted to the Bar in December 1984 and presented by Sir Henry Forde and Sir Maurice King, former attorneys general for the BLP and Democratic Labour Party (DLP), respectively.

“The Dems would now have you believe, if you pick apart what they are saying, that they conspired to do something illegal to get Mottley to practise law in Barbados when she was not entitled,” she said.

Thompson added that Mottley did not have a LEC [Legal Education Certificate] because, under the law, she was not required to hold one. (RA)

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