The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has won the country’s 2018 General Elections unseating the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which has governed the country since 2008.

The crushing victory for the BLP means that its political leader Mia Amor Mottley will be sworn in as Barbados’ first female Prime Minister since the country gained independence from Britain in 1966. This is a historic election for Barbados, not only have they elected their first female Prime Minister, who won her constituency – St. Michael North East with more than 4 000 votes but the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won a clean sweep of the 30 seats up for grabs in yesterday’s election, becoming the first party in Barbados ever to do so.

Mottley, 52, becomes Barbados’ eight Prime Minister and the fifth female head of government in the English speaking the Caribbean joining the likes of the late Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica,

Janet Jagan of Guyana, Portia Simpson Miller in Jamaica and Kamla Persad Bissessar in Trinidad and Tobago.