Barbados’ Opposition vow to do better in 2016

Despite a reduction of two seats in the Opposition from 14 to now 12, the Barbados Labour Party pledged supporters renewed vigour for the new year.

Owen Arthur left the party in 2014 and chose to sit out his term as an independent after ongoing leadership challenges with Mia Mottley.

In late November, the party’s National Council chose to expel Maria Agard despite her being a sitting MP for Christ Church West, and the matter is now before the courts – yet Mottley vowed a stronger BLP in 2016 will address current Government policies and issues;-

The embattled Opposition Leader addressed supporters last night at the Plantation Garden Theatre, it was noted many of what is viewed as the Old Guard attended.

The embattled Opposition Leader addressed supporters last night at the Plantation Garden Theatre, it was noted many of what is viewed as the Old Guard attended.

These included former Attorney General Clyde Griffith, ex-Health Minister Dame Billie Miller and erstwhile Tourism Minister Richard “Johnny” Cheltenham.

In addition most of the candidates slated for the Christ Church ridings were also there, however no sign of Dr William Duguid was noted - he has been tipped by some as to return to represent Ch Ch West after the expulsion of Agard in light of her ongoing dispute with the Branch Executive of the same constituency.

In addition most of the candidates slated for the Christ Church ridings were also there, however no sign of Dr William Duguid was noted – he has been tipped by some as to return to represent Ch Ch West after the expulsion of Agard in light of her ongoing dispute with the Branch Executive of the same constituency.

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