St.Kitts-Nevis Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the People’s Action Movement(PAM) Hon. SHAWN K RIchards has congratulated Mia Mottley on being Elected the First Female Prime Minister of Barbados. Prime Minister-Elect Mottley led the PAM sister Party ,the BLP, to an unprecedented clean sweep landslide victory after winning all 30 seats.
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) unseated the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) led by Feundel Stuart which has governed the country since 2008.
The crushing victory for the BLP government party means that its political leader Mia Amor Mottley will be sworn in as Barbados’ first female Prime Minister since the country gained independence from Britain in 1966.
Mottley, 52, becomes Barbados’ eight Prime Minister and the fifth female head of government in the English speaking Caribbean joining the likes of the late Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica, Janet Jagan of Guyana, Portia Simpson Miller in Jamaica and Kamla Persad Bissessar in Trinidad and Tobago.