Saturday 28 November, 2020

Toni Moore sworn in as new St George North MP

Acting Governor General Kenneth Hewitt swearing in St George North representative Toni Moore

Acting Governor General Kenneth Hewitt swearing in St George North representative Toni Moore

Duly-elected representative for St George North, Toni Moore was sworn into the House of Assembly this morning.

After the swearing-in ceremony at Government House by Acting Governor-General Kenneth Hewitt, he briefly congratulated Moore on her success. Hewitt expressed his pleasure in being able to refer to Moore as the representative of St George North instead of the candidate of St George North. 

Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jerome Walcott, Attorney General Dale Marshall, and Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley also attended the ceremony. 

Moore described the occasion as a “great experience” as it formalises her win. She thanked the constituents of St George North for their support because her success would not have been possible without them. 

“I have made a commitment to serve the people of St George North, the people of Barbados, that I can widen my mandate.”

The general secretary of the Barbados Workers' Union maintained that she is committed to helping working-class people and their families. 

Speaking to the media, Moore stated she was ready and willing to fulfil all the tasks she outlined during her campaign. She expressed that she is eager to meet with branch members and fulfil her role as the representative for St George North, making all issues affecting residents her top priority. 

Moore sought to dispel rumours that role in the BWU will conflict with her new post. She stressed she was ready to move forward and be on the job in her newly elected position. 






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