CARICOM leaders congratulate PM Mottley for her historic win in Barbados snap elections

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On the massive win of Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in the general elections 2022, several CARICOM leaders congratulated her for retaining the position of Prime Minister. PM Mottley’s party registered a landslide win, wiping out other political parties by 30-0. 

Dominican Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, wishing PM Mottley, asserted, “On behalf of the Government and People of Dominica, I extend warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, on her party’s resounding victory in the January 19 general elections”. 

“The decisive nature of the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) win is a sign of confidence in Prime Minister Mottley’s leadership and her ability to steer the newly-established republic to growth and prosperity. I assure Prime Minister Mottley of Dominica’s friendship and support, and I look forward to continued collaboration as we advance the common interests of our region“. 

Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis cited, “I offer my 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“.  

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation St Kitts & Nevis and Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley also tweeted penning down heartiest congratulations, which notes, “Delighted to wish my dear friend Mia Mottley heartiest congratulations as her Barbados Labour Party swept the polls for the 2nd time in Barbados. Barbadians have spoken most eloquently yet again. Their voice is the voice of God. Congratulations, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley”. 

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 & development,” St Lucian Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre stated. 

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted, “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”. 

We both have acknowledged that there is a lot of work to be done. I pledged to continue to collaborate on regional, hemispheric and international issues,” Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, asserted.  

Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, stated, “I want to on behalf of the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines offer sincerest and heartiest congratulations to my dear friend Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and leader of the Barbados Labour Party, for the massive electoral victory in yesterday’s elections. Another 30-nil. It is simply extraordinary and what this victory indicates is that Caribbean people are not prepared to tolerate noises, discordant noises from persons who don’t represent individuals in the country but who go about maligning people. The people prefer an uplifting, developmental narrative. It is heartening to see people listening and voting for what is structured and organised and with quality leadership”. 

Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, stated, “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.”

“Sister Mia and I have had a close friendship over the years, and I’ve already assured her of Grenada’s commitment to continuing the historic ties between our two countries.”

Guyanese President Dr Irfaan Ali stated, “Dear Colleague, on behalf of the Government and the people of Guyana, I extend my warmest congratulations to you on your election to serve a second term as the Prime Minister of Barbados. We also congratulate the Barbadian people for once again demonstrating their commitment to democracy”. 

“Your re-election provides us with the opportunity to concretise the plans and programmes that we have discussed to build on the cooperation between Guyana and Barbados. I look forward as well to our continued collaboration at the regional level as we endeavour to advance our integration process and to secure the benefits that our people deserve. Please accept, Dear Colleague, my best wishes for success in your new tenure and the renewed assurances of my high esteem“.