Deputy PM Named As Prime Minister Mottley Announces Cabinet

Barbados Deputy Prime Minister Santia-Bradshaw (BGIS)

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (on Monday) named for the first time in her Cabinet the post of Deputy Prime Minister, and three other senior ministerial positions.

In her first official address to the nation from Ilaro Court following her victory at the polls on January 19, Prime Minister Mottley referred to the new Cabinet as smaller than the last two, and stressed: “It will also at the same time, however, have greater supervisory oversight and capacity to ensure that the Government’s policies and programmes are fully operationalised. We face simply too many critical challenges for us to continue with business as usual.”

Santia Bradshaw was named as the Deputy Prime Minister. According to Ms. Mottley, as a senior person, Ms. Bradshaw would have responsibility for infrastructure and would also be Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business.

In announcing the new Cabinet, Prime Minister Mottley said: “The Government that I lead is determined that Barbados will be viewed as one of the world’s top countries, a place of energy and enlightenment and opportunity. It is our intention that Barbadians should continue to hone and draw on the finest of our values and our traditions as a people so that in every place and in every regard, Barbadians would be viewed as exceptional, as people who stand on principle and hold within our bosoms an empathy for the human person and human condition and the passion to improve that condition.”

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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