Sunday 12 July, 2020

PM Mottley is back to address the nation two weeks after procedure

Prime Minister Mia Mottley is set to address the nation on matters of national importance in a few hours.

Tonight at 7 pm, the address is to be aired.

This is the first official address from Barbados' leader since she deputized Education Minister Santia Bradshaw to the role of Acting Prime Minister effective March 27, 2020.

Mottley told Barbadians: "I will be well," before she went off to have her medical procedure under the advice of her healthcare professionals. She spoke on March 26.

Two days later, on March 28 in a statement, Acting Prime Minister Bradshaw told Barbadians:

"Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has emerged from her medical procedure in high spirits and with the assurance of success by her medical team."

On the road to recovery, from home, Barbados' Prime Minister still called on Barbadians to comply and obey the regulations and restrictions implemented in her absence and she again issued a video statement ahead of World Health Day to praise medics - nurses, doctors, paramedics, intensivists, anesthesiologists and all others working on the frontline in the COVID-19 fight locally.

 

The Prime Minister's live address will be broadcast on CBC television, on radio and streamed on social media.

Barbados has now recorded 67 COVID-19 cases with four deaths and 11 patients have recovered to date. 

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