Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been lauded for her dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has significantly affected the globe and killed over two million folks.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Barbados, Elisabeth Eklund, who resides in Stockholm, provided the commendation on Thursday, when she paid a courtesy name on the PM at Ilaro Courtroom.
In congratulating Ms. Mottley, Mrs. Eklund said: “You may have executed a outstanding job in the course of the time of the pandemic.”
Mottley mentioned Authorities’s mantra is protected folks, protected work, protected nation and, due to this fact, selecting to save lots of lives is foremost on this combat. She reiterated Authorities’s dedication to saving lives first after which stabilising the nation, as she underscored the significance of the nationwide pause interval from February 3 to 17.
On daily basis, she added, reviews are surfacing about companies closing as a result of an worker had examined constructive for the virus. She indicated that this example has been inflicting an excessive amount of uncertainty, anxiousness, and even lowered productiveness.
Due to this fact, she confused, it’s essential to introduce the extra restrictions now to limit motion so well being officers might as soon as once more get forward of this illness unfold.
Mottley famous that the well being officers, together with the Cuban nurses and extra lately Cuban docs and laboratory technologists who got here to help, are working tirelessly within the COVID-19 combat.
She mentioned the pandemic has had a really unfavourable influence on the nation’s financial system.
“We introduced the nation to the purpose the place it (the financial system) was about to take off after which the pandemic hit,” she lamented.
Mottley expressed the view that officers must full a assessment of short-term tourism, whereas mentioning that the Welcome Stamp initiative “is doing comparatively properly”.
In the course of the discussions, the Prime Minister mentioned Barbados is eager to deepen its relations with Sweden and the Nordic area. She recalled that a few years in the past when she was youthful, a number of Swedes visited Barbados and expressed hope that there can be a return to such sooner or later.
These attending the courtesy name included Minister of International Affairs and International Commerce, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott; Everlasting Secretary in that Ministry, Simone Rudder; and Everlasting Secretary within the Prime Minister’s Workplace, Alies Jordan.
Diplomatic relations between Barbados and Sweden had been established on March 19, 1976.