UWP congratulates newly-elected gov’t and people of Barbados

Mia Mottley is the new Prime Minister of Barbados

The United Workers Party of Dominica congratulates the newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley QC and her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on the resounding victory in the General Elections held on 24th May, 2018.

We applaud Ms. Mottley for becoming the first female Prime Minister of Barbados and for leading the BLP to the first-ever clean sweep of all 30 seats in the nation’s Parliament.

We also wish to congratulate the people of Barbados for upholding our democratic traditions in the Commonwealth Caribbean in ensuring a peaceful transition of political power in their beautiful country.

The Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission must also be commended for its role in preventing and discouraging acts of treating and bribery in order to ensure free and fair elections as an honest, accurate expression of the voice of the people.

We, therefore, take this opportunity to encourage our Electoral Commission in Dominica to emulate the best practices for elections with integrity adopted in Barbados.

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  1. Jonathan Y St Jean
    May 28, 2018

    And Ibo France, might I add that the Caricom observation mission for the past 3 general election cycles continue to advocate in their mission report that there is a need for cleaning the voter’s list, for giving the opposition access to the government-run media and to date Skerritt continues to ignore their reports.

  2. Ibo France
    May 28, 2018

    The congratulatory by the UWP message is quite measured. It’s quite pleasing to note that there are no accusations about cheating, electoral malpractice or any sort of controversies emanating from the defeated Democratic Labor Party. This is a true testament of a fair electoral system. The Electoral System in Dominica is in desperate need of reform. Controversies always arise after most national elections. Court battles among the political parties have become inevitable. Why is Skerrit so stubbornly resisting any attempt of reforming a corrupt system? Does he have too much to lose? What the heart is to the body, the electoral system is to our democracy. If the electoral system remain in its current form , election results will forever be questionable and the country will forever remain in political and economic paralysis. Anger, dissatisfaction and division will become permanent fixtures of the political landscape. Electoral Reform should be done without further procrastination.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 28, 2018

      Amen, we concur fully. Domininca is in a worse state of affairs and corruption since our independence, which ahs been robbed from us by this corrupt Labour Leader and Party.

      Skerrit must Go

      • Me One
        May 28, 2018

        Views Expressed don’t you know when to shut your front door? Don’t you know the meaning of civilized! You rethrotic is beyond understanding. Both parties shared their committment in building a better and stronger courty, but you on the other hand is a vindictive and spiteful person, who is bent ‘on distroying our once tranquil nation. Not in your wildest dreams will you ever be PM. The majority of Dominicans won’t elect a high school dropout.

      May 29, 2018

      No matter what is done to perfection and UWP looes the election, You and the UWP WILL still complain and find ways and means to declare the election wasn’t fair. You ALL are a bunch of TRAITORS.

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