Barbados: Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley won the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) The Legacy Award on Sunday .
PM Mottley announced this good news via her official social media.
1/3: On Sunday I received the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) The Legacy Award. “I thank you for the honour given me by the American Foundation of The University of the West Indies. While you might not see UWI on my CV as the university… pic.twitter.com/7zZwAubBuv
— Mia Amor Mottley (@miaamormottley) February 24, 2021
She said, “I thank you for the honour given me by the American Foundation of The University of the West Indies. While you might not see UWI on my CV as the university I attended, I spent seven years functioning in many of the Councils and committees across the UWI while I was Minister of Education. Between 1994 and 2001, learning and benefitting from some of our Caribbean titans, Sir Alister McIntyre and Rex Nettleford, Sir Shridath Ramphal and Sir George Alleyne.”
“I considered it invaluable tuition in Caribbean development and civilization. I accept this Legacy Award now in its 24th year in the name of my people – the people of Barbados and the Caribbean who continue to inspire my words and actions each day.” She added.
Mia Amor Mottley (born 1 October 1965) is a Barbadian politician and attorney who is the current Prime Minister of Barbados & leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Mottley is the 8th person to hold the office of Prime Minister in Barbados and the first woman to hold either position.
Mottley has been a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Saint Michael North East since 1994. From 1994 to 2008, she held a series of ministerial portfolios, including the post of Attorney-General of Barbados, becoming the first woman to be designated as such. Mottley is also a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
Mottley was twice the Opposition leader in the House of Assembly of Barbados, first from 2008 to 2010 then from 2013 to 2018. In 2018, the Mottley-led BLP won a historic landslide victory in the 24 May general election, securing all 30 seats in the House—making them the first party to accomplish this feat—in addition to winning 72.8% of the popular vote, which is the highest share ever achieved by a party in a general election.