Wednesday, April 17, 2024

AG: No bad apples in BLP

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Attorney General Dale Marshall yesterday defended the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidates who contested the 2018 general election, saying none was involved with people of ill repute or drug lords.

He was responding to comments by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, in the House of Assembly Tuesday, that politicians were facilitating the influence of drug lords in communities.

At a post-Cabinet press briefing at Government Headquarters and flanked by Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn, Marshall said Atherley’s claims were seriously misplaced and intended to “stir up a hornet’s nest”.

He said it was only a few months ago that Atherley stood hand in hand with BLP members on political platforms during the campaign, while espousing the views of the party and supporting its manifesto, and now making the suggestion that some of those same colleagues would be involved with illegal activity. (BA)

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