Monday 30 November, 2020

PM Mottley hits the ground with transparency and public swearing-in

Prime Minister Mia Mottley (Source: BLP Facebook)

Prime Minister Mia Mottley (Source: BLP Facebook)

Prime Minister Mia Mottley is being very transparent as she takes her first steps as the Leader of Barbados. 

After announcing her soon-to-be Cabinet members this afternoon, tomorrow, Sunday, May 27, there is to be a public swearing-in ceremony for them at the Bay Street Esplanade, Bay Street, St. Michael, beginning at 4.00 p.m.

Following the arrival of Prime Minister Mia Mottley, and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, the new members of the Cabinet and Parliamentary Secretaries will be sworn in by Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason.

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Presiding Bishop of the Barbados District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies, Reverend Gerry Seale, will deliver the invocation at the approximately two-hour-long event. Musician Nicholas Brancker will perform Amazing Grace on keyboard, while Paula Hinds will render His Eye Is on the Sparrow.

Prime Minister Mottley will also deliver an address at the ceremony, which will be carried live on radio and television. 

Traffic arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony

As a result of the swearing-in ceremony of members of Cabinet tomorrow, Sunday, May 27, Highway 7, from its junction with Garrison Road to its junction with Beckles Road, St. Michael, will be closed to traffic between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. 

Inbound traffic to the City will turn right at Garrison Road and proceed to Dalkeith Road and on to Beckles Road, where it will continue on to Bay Street.

From Bridgetown, traffic will turn left at Beckles Road, proceed along Dalkeith Road, and turn right on to Garrison Road, where it will rejoin Highway 7.

Persons who reside and work in the area will be allowed access. Members of the public are urged to comply with the instructions of police officers on duty. 

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