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Gov. Mapp Congratulates New Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Win

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has congratulated Barbados’ new Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her election victory last week.

Governor Mapp congratulated the new Prime Minister on the strong mandate she received at the polls, and shared the Territory’s commitment to continue working with Barbados and its regional neighbors on issues such as sea level rise, climate change mitigation, intra-regional travel and socio-economic development.

“The government and people of the U.S. Virgin Islands wish Prime Minister Mottley and her team the very best as she leads Barbados into the future,” Mapp said.

Many Virgin Islanders, including the governor, trace their roots to other Caribbean islands and remain in close contact with their family and friends.

Three of the Governor’s grandparents (Mapp and Hewitt families) are from Barbados.

“We don’t just share the same sea – we are family,” the governor added.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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