Mia Mottley

(1965 on) – Politician

Mia Amor Mottley is a Barbadian politician and attorney who has served as Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018 and as leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) since 2008. She is the eighth person to hold the office of Prime Minister in Barbados and the first woman to hold either position. She is also Barbados’ first prime minister under its republican system, following constitutional changes she introduced which abolished the country’s constitutional monarchy. She was the first woman to hold the post of Attorney-General of Barbados. Her blistering speech at COP23 brought worldwide attention to climate change affecting island nations. She is friends with many Barbadian music artists and recently chided Lil Rick for some of his lyrics around gun violence – he apologised to ‘Aunty Mia’ a few days later. She has pledged to reform LGBTQIA+ rights on the island and to recognise same-sex civil partnerships.  

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Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Mottley

Her COP23 speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN6THYZ4ngM

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