The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) today congratulated Prime Minister Mia Mottley and signalled its intention to partner with the new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration to address the ailing economy.
In a statement issued the morning, BPSA President Charles Herbert said his association was looking forward to “vastly improved consultation with the Social Partnership; urgency in addressing the country’s economic issues; and leadership which inspires every citizen to play an immediate and personal role in our national recovery”.
In acknowledging the landslide victory that ushered into office the island’s first female Prime Minister, Herbert said “the population of Barbados has spoken more decisively than ever before”.
He however noted that the country was “in uncharted territory with no elected Opposition in Parliament” and called on the island’s constitutional experts to advise quickly and wisely on how the traditional checks and balances could be maintained and improved.
The BPSA assured the new Government of its commitment, saying it would remain “apolitical and constructive” as it works with the Social Partnership to make Barbados better.