Prime Minister Mottley rocked the OECS and the wider Caribbean when she announced that Barbadians will go to the polls to elect a new government on January 19, 2022 in their the first general elections since Barbados became a Republic on November 30.
Mottley led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a historic 30-0 drubbing of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in the May 2018 general elections.
In an address on Monday evening, Mottley said she has advised President Sandra Mason to dissolve parliament with immediate effect. As a result of her “concern” about the nation’s division, the Prime Minister said she decided to call general elections that were constitutionally due in 2023.
She called on Barbadians to “unite around a common cause, a single Government and a single leader.”
Nomination Day is scheduled for January 3.