The High Court has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard, challenging her dismissal from the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) two years ago.
Agard, who now sits in Parliament as an independent, had asked the court to rule on the constitutionality of her dismissal on November 22, 2015 after she openly challenged Mia Mottley’s leadership of the Opposition party.
She had also asked the court to rule on what her attorney claimed were “flagrant breaches of the rules of natural justice”, given that her “accusers turned out to be the jury, judge and everybody else associated with inflicting the punishment” that was her dismissal.
In striking out her application, Justice Olson Alleyne said Agard, who was not in court today, was suing the wrong parties, on the wrong form and in the wrong way.
Mottley, who was on hand for the judgment, said it was an unfortunate situation but she was glad that it was now behind them.
However, Agard’s attorney Hal Gollop, QC, said he would have to confer with his client to see whether she was willing to re-file the case.