Mia Mottley sworn in as Prime Minister of Barbados | News

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Barbados’ Prime Minister-elect Mia Mottley was sworn in Thursday for her second term in office before House Speaker Sandra Mason.

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Mottley won his second win by unanimously winning the contested Parliament seats 30-0; and announced that he will unveil his new Cabinet next Monday.

Regarding this, he confirmed that Santia Bradshaw will continue as head of Government Affairs in the House of Assembly; while Attorney General Dale Marshall accompanied him as the only minister to also take the oath this Thursday.

The leader of the Barbados Labor Party (BLP), expressed her intention to undertake a clear and decisive mandate. “We will treat it carefully as we have done before and we will strive to continue the transformation process if our country is expected to meet the challenges of the next 10 to 15 years,” he said.

In addition, he reiterated his commitment to the nation to work to meet development goals and to eradicate poverty in that Caribbean nation, whose main economic activity is tourism.

Mottley, at the head of the BLP, prevailed in elections in which 108 candidates participated representing seven political parties and nine independents; which accounted for approximately 50 percent of the total of 266,330 people registered in the electoral rolls who exercised their right to vote.

On September 29, 2021, the Barbadian Parliament unanimously voted to amend the Constitution to end the country’s association with the British crown, and acquire the new status of a Republic.

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