Mother’s Day 2023: Caribbean leaders extend wishes and thanks
Mother’s Day 2023: Caribbean leaders extend wishes and thanks

Caribbean: Leaders all around the world congratulated the mother on the occasion of Mother’s Day, which was observed on May 14, 2023. Caribbean leaders also took their official social media and extended their wishes.

While extending wishes, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda – Gaston Browne, stated, “Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers and Mother figures across our beautiful twin island state.”


Further, Prime Minister of Dominica – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, also wished the mommies around the world and expressed, “I pay homage to all mothers across Dominica for your selfless love and exceptional strength, which have sustained our families and communities. For the care as well as nurturing of our children and for your immeasurable contribution to our nation, we celebrate you today and always.”

He concluded, “On behalf of the Government of Dominica, Happy Mother’s Day to each of you. May God Bless You.”

Prime Minister of Grenada – Dickon Mitchell, wished, “To all incredible mothers, I wish you a joyous and blessed Mother’s Day. May your hearts be filled with love, laughter, and the knowledge that you are cherished every single day. With utmost respect, I thank you.”

Additionally, the President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, also wished and noted, “As we celebrate Mother’s Day today, I want to recognise all women and guardians who continuously sacrifice to build families, communities and societies that are stronger, more resilient and safer. I also wish to recognise my mother and thank her for everything she did to make me who I am and my wife for the outstanding job she is doing with our son Zayd.”

He further mentioned, “To my grandmothers, the teachers and caregivers who helped shape my upbringing and that of every citizen, I express my gratitude. May all your lives be blessed with kindness, good health, happiness and fulfilment. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, stated, “On this day dedicated to celebrating the incredible strength, love, and devotion of mothers, I honour my wife, Juliet, for the immense impact she has had on my life and our children’s lives.”


He further mentioned, “As a mother, Juliet has poured her heart into nurturing and guiding our children. Her unconditional love, patience, and dedication have played a pivotal role in shaping them into the remarkable individuals they are today. Her role as a mother extends far beyond our own family. She has been a source of inspiration to countless mothers and families across Jamaica. She is a woman of extraordinary grace, intelligence, and compassion, and we are truly blessed to have her in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Philip J Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, also joined the league and outlined, “On this special day, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all mothers for their unwavering love, support, and devotion. Your strength and resilience inspire us all, and we are grateful for the countless sacrifices you make every day.”

He further addressed, “To all the mothers out there, particularly the Saint Lucian mothers, I wish you a very happy Mother’s Day. May your day be filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories with your loved ones.”

Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, penned down a lengthy and emotional post on his official Facebook post. He mentioned, “Today, Mother’s Day, is when we celebrate Motherhood and give honour for the sacrifice, love, and effort of those who gave us life. I like to think of it as a Thanksgiving Day specifically for Mothers, the pillars of our families…the binding force that keeps the family intact.”

PM Drew also noted, “The very word mother conjures up memories of love and care. I am filled with gratitude as I am also mindful of the many mothers who extend themselves to their limits to love and support their families. My mother, Ras Gerzel “Pet” Mills, is a perfect example of such selfless love. Anyone who knows me knows that I cherish my mother dearly. She taught me to learn from mistakes, to fight for what I believe in, and to care for others. She is the only constant in this changing world. As a single mother, she has sacrificed tremendously to love and support her family. With the little that she had, she made a huge difference in our lives. Her love for us is immeasurable, and she always remains protective of us. It is indeed true that a mother is the first philosopher, guide, teacher, and friend.”

“Happy Mother’s Day to All Mothers,” he concluded.