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Joe drops Bees

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Joe drops Bees

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There’s no going back to the fold of the Barbados Labour Party Government for Bishop Joseph Atherley after he shockingly exited to become Leader of the Opposition a week after the May 24 General Election.

And he hinted that much asked about resignation letter could soon be on the way as the St Michael West Member of Parliament goes about meeting with residents in the urban riding to explain his actions.

In an exclusive interview with THE NATION in his office in the West Wing of Parliament, Atherley paused just briefly when asked he would return to the bosom of the party under which he won the constituency three times and lost twice since 1999.

“I’ve been strongly encouraged to do so by many of them, but I don’t think that is likely to happen. I have gone to the position where I have gone with an honest heart in the interest of Barbados, in the interest of democracy . . . . Anything can happen in politics, but I don’t see that I will be returning to the fold of the Barbados Labour Party,” he said. (AC)

Please read the full story in the Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.