Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that with the possibility of Barbados having to deal with the ramifications of exogenous shocks, such as climate change, the war in Ukraine and the one in the Middle East for the “next ten to 15 years”, now is not the time to lose sight of the landmark goals.
She was speaking to a sea of party supporters dressed in red, who packed the hall of Daryll Jordan Secondary School in St Lucy for the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) 84th annual conference.
Mottley said the ongoing transformations were critical to the weathering of these challenges.
Delivering her administration’s report card, the Prime Minister said the key transformation initiatives already embarked upon, including education reform, child protection legislation, justice and constitutional reform, would play a critical role in shepherding the country through these anticipated turbulent times.
However, she assured Barbadians the country was on solid footing, noting that with ten quarters of growth recorded by the Central Bank, all the economic indicators were trending in the right direction. (CLM)