Caribbean leaders congratulate Mia Mottley on election Victory

Caribbean leaders congratulate Mia Mottley on election Victory

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 21, 2022: The People’s National Party president Mark Golding has joined other members of the Caribbean community in extending congratulations to the Barbados Labour Party(BLP) on their landslide victory in the general elections held in Barbados on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

In a statement Mr. Golding said: “we congratulate our sister party on a well-deserved victory. The people of Barbados went to the polls yesterday and again manifested their unwavering support for the BLP. The people have spoken and by their actions, have chosen a government that is committed to the principles of unity, equity and justice for all.”

The statement noted that “the BLP, led by Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, defeated the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in a massive 30-0 victory, making her the first Prime Minister of the newly constituted Republic of Barbados. The People’s National Party commends Prime Minister Mottley for demonstrating what it means to be a true leader, transparent in governance, sound in representation and genuine in her actions.”

On behalf of the People’s National Party, we wish the Government and people of Barbados continued success as they strive to achieve their motto “Pride and Industry”.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness in his message extended: “Congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Mottley who was re-elected to represent the people of Barbados. We are confident that under your leadership, Jamaica and Barbados will continue to share strong bilateral relationships.”

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez tweeted congratulations: “We congratulate and wish success in her administration to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, for the electoral victory achieved. We reiterate the will to continue strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and cooperation between the two countries.”

In offering congratulations on behalf of Guyana, President Irfaan Ali this morning said Mottley's re-election provides Guyana and Barbados with the opportunity to concretize the plans and programmes that the two countries have discussed to build on the cooperation between Guyana and Barbados. He said he looked forward to the continued collaboration at the regional level, as the region endeavours to advance its integration process.

In a message, the Central Executive Committee, members and the Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) extended heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Motley.

The PNC said the mandate that the Prime Minister has received from the people of Barbados is a clear indication that she is in touch with the people and that her policies have been redounded to the benefit of the people.

The PNCR said it has long enjoyed a productive association with the BLP and the party is therefore confident that the relationship will be strengthened as they both work for the betterment of their people and the improvement of the Caribbean Community.

Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell extended “Congratulations to my sister, friend and colleague Prime Minister on her party's victory at the polls in Barbados. 

‘I think the results represent an overwhelming vote of confidence in the BLP administration. The Barbadian electorate has essentially opted for continuation of the tremendous work that Sister Mia and her team has been doing.

‘Yes, the times are difficult, with an unprecedented pandemic that just seems to go on and on, but there are many other important facets to leadership at this time and the people are obviously of the opinion that the BLP has done a good job thus far.

‘With the new mandate, the administration needs to continue fulfilling its promises to the people of Barbados, uniting the people of the country and managing the ongoing crisis. 

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris offered his “ heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her historic second landslide victory taking all 30 seats at stake. This is great news for Barbados as well as for the region. I look forward to ongoing collaboration.” 

Indicating that the people have spoken, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Philip Pierre said: “I would like to publicly congratulate comrade Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party on another resounding victory. 

The people of Barbados have spoken and have entrusted you and your team to continue to put them first. I look forward to working with you as we advance the regional agenda for sustainable growth and development.” 

Nevis Premier Mark Brantley said he was “ Delighted to wish my dear friend Mia Mottley heartiest congratulations as her Barbados Labour Party swept the polls for a 2nd time in Barbados. Barbadians have spoken most eloquently yet again. Their voice is the voice of God. Congratulations Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.”

Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit says he looks forward to working together with Barbados in his congratulatory tweet to PM Mottley: “I congratulate @miaamormottley for her historic victory and second term as the Prime Minister of #Barbados. I look forward to working together and taking the Dominica-Barbados relationship to a higher level.”


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