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PNP congratulates Mottley’s BLP for Barbados general elections victory

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Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley arrives to cast her ballot to vote in the country’s first election since it became a republic by removing the British Queen as its sovereign, at Eden Lodge Primary School in St Michael, Barbados. (File Photo: REUTERS/Nigel R. Browne)

Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has extended congratulations to the Barbados Labour Party(BLP) on its landslde victory in the general elections held in that small island nation on Wednesday. (January 19).

“We congratulate our sister party on a well-deserved victory,” read a statement from the PNP over the name of General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell.

“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.”

FIRST WOMAN PRIME MINISTER

The BLP, led by Prime Minister Mia Mottley defeated the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and all other opposition 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.”

Mottley, the first woman to become prime minister of Barbados, was repeating her 30-0 sweep of the 2018 general elections.

Over the past three years, however, the BLP lost one of those seats with Bishop Joseph Artherel leaving to become Opposition Leader, meaning Wednesday’s election saw Artherel losing the seat he won in 2018.

“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’,” the PNP said.

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