Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has heartily congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on a historic election victory in that Eastern Caribbean nation.

Phillips said Mottley’s landslide victory signals the desire of the people of Barbados for change, renewed hope, the reinvigoration of CARICOM and a strong collective Caribbean voice in the global community.

The party president said Mottley becoming the nation’s first female prime minister of Barbados has put her in the distinguished ranks of Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica, Kamal Persad Bissessar of Trinidad and former President of the PNP and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller.

“A friend of the PNP, the BLP’s return to power marks a move towards people-centred governance, which is always a welcomed development that benefits all.

“The PNP wishes the new government success as it takes on board the expectations of the people of Barbados and strives to improve the lives of the majority of its people,” Phillips ended.

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