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BLP distances itself from sign vandalism

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

BLP distances itself from sign vandalism

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The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has distanced itself from the defacing of the party’s sign bearing the face of Dr Maria Agard.

Days after the Sunday Sun last week highlighted that the sign was still up along Rendezvous Hill, Christ Church, showing Agard as the BLP Member of Parliament for Christ Church West, the sign was defaced, blocking out Agard’s face and the party’s logo.

Party leader Mia Mottley last night responded, stating: “I deprecate anybody troubling or tearing down any sign”.

She pointed out that since January, BLP candidates had hundreds of their own posters torn down.

Mottley said she had never asked for the sign to be removed. In fact, she said the party was happy to have it up, as it allowed their logo to be in clear view of everyone travelling along Rendezvous Hill.

Dr William Duguid, the BLP candidate for that constituency, addressed the matter on his Facebook page yesterday.

“I want to make it clear to all of Barbados that no one in my campaign team had anything to do with what appears to be vandalism on this piece of private property,” he wrote.

Agard responded to the defacing of her sign on her own Facebook page, stating: “And so the first evidence of political violence has reared its ugly face. I can say many things about this act of vandalism but will say only this. True to character! True to character! May God bless the hands that commissioned this”. (CM)