Barbadians head to the polls on January 19

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Barbadians head to the polls on January 19

Barbadians will be going to the polls to elect a Government to lead them for the next five years on January 19, 2022.

In an announcement to the nation this evening from llaro Court, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said Nomination Day would be on January 3.

Mottley shared that she had met earlier in the day with the President of Barbados, The Most Honourable Dame Sandra Mason, and had advised that Parliament be dissolved with immediate effect.

Prime Minister Mottley added that Dame Sandra had also been advised to issue writs for the “holding of new elections in Barbados”.

Ms. Mottley disclosed that she would be advising officials from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the COVID-19 Cabinet Sub-Committee to meet on the structure of the voting process in light of the ongoing pandemic.