A Guyanese diaspora group, New York based Guyana Democracy Project (NYGDP), issued a statement on Thursday congratulating the Prime Minister of Barbados on her re-election. NYGDP, headed by Dr Tara Singh, commits to championing democracy in Guyana. The statement recalls the significant role played by PM Mottley in saving Guyana from becoming a dictatorship in March 2020 and calls for continuation of friendly relations between the two countries.
The statement reads:
“Our organization takes immense pleasure to congratulate you, Hon. Mia Mottley, on your massive re-election victory as Prime Minister. Our group commends your party’s splendid performance sweeping all thirty seats in the January 19, 2022 General Elections, unprecedented in your nation.
You have scripted an “impressive victory” in the general elections. The results are a re-approval of your leadership by the voters. Guyanese, Caribbean people, and the world are most impressed with your victory. Winning all the seats in a legislature is a magnificent feat. It is a reflection of the overwhelming confidence and awe Bhajans have in your leadership and for the Barbados Labour Party. It is an affirmation for continuance of your work.
Best wishes for more success as you continue to tackle the responsibilities and challenges of your high office. Your great leadership and work will make your people and region proud.
Madame PM, our group remembers very well the critical role you played in saving democracy in Guyana in the March 2020 general elections and working closely with the President Irfaan Ali administration. We remain grateful to you for your assistance that allowed for the triumph of democracy.
Our organization look forward to the continuation of the close and friendly relations and cooperation between Barbados and Guyana, based on mutual benefits.
We are convinced that, as the Prime Minister of Barbados, you will further strengthen bilateral ties and the friendship between the peoples of our two countries and develop a partnership for development. President Ali has assured of Guyana’s commitment to continuing the friendly ties with Barbados.
Best wishes for your good health and success at the helm of the new government!