Mia Amor Mottley
Mia Amor Mottley
Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP is a Barbadian politician who has been Leader of the Opposition in Barbados since 2013. Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), was previously Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2010. She is a Member of Parliament for the Constituency Saint Michael-North East. From 1994 to 2008, she held a succession of ministerial portfolios.
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$100 000 football tournament - Nation News
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Tournament organiser and Member of Parliament Mia Mottley disclosed details of the tourney yesterday during a Press launch at the Island Inn Hotel, Aquatic Gap, St Michael. “Some months ago I felt strongly that we had to start walking the walk instead
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A marriage of convenience - Portia, Peter make uneasy, but necessary bedfellows - Jamaica Gleaner
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Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley coexisted in the Barbados Labour Party and in government, and continue to coexist after the ugly clash of the titans for the leadership of the party. And there is hardly any question that there are personality clashes and
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Barbados Labour Party's St Michael East Candidate - "The Streets Are In ... - The Bajan Reporter
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In a watershed moment for the Opposition BLP since the replacing of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley QC, with former Prime Minister Owen Arthur on 18 Oct. 2010 - the Party's two main drawing cards publicly put aside their differences to tackle General
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Referendum in Barbados Labour Party - Where it's broken, how YOU can fix it! - The Bajan Reporter
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St Michael joint zone meeting, June 5 at the George Lamming primary school at 4:00 pm. Featured speakers are Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley & the three candidates - Arthur Holder, David Gill and Trevor Prescod! Scotch Bonnet Peppers are like Ice in Arctic
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Diagnosis? Barbados Labour Party must be PROACTIVE! 20/5/2011 at Lawrence T ... - The Bajan Reporter
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BY WADE GIBBONS | MON, MAY 23, 2011 - 12:06 AM FORMER OPPOSITION LEADER MIA MOTTLEY says she is going on a crusade to have a new Barbados Labour Party (BLP) constitution and to change the way business is done in the party
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Barbados facing backlog of 15000 immigrant applications - Stabroek News
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But yesterday Opposition Member of Parliament Mia Mottley contended that though Inniss might mean well and cost-cutting measures might be needed across the board, the Ministry of Health was not a republic and the Immigration Department another state
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  • 2013
    Age 47
    A few days after the election, on 26 February 2013, the BLP parliamentary group elected Mottley as Leader of the Opposition, replacing Arthur.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    On 18 October 2010, Mottley's appointment as Leader of the Opposition was revoked following a vote of no-confidence by five of her parliamentary colleagues.
    More Details Hide Details The five MPs placed their support behind former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, who assumed the leadership position that same day. In the February 2013 general election, the BLP was narrowly defeated, obtaining 14 seats against 16 for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).
  • 2008
    Age 42
    Mottley was sworn in as Opposition Leader on 7 February 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She promised the people that the Barbados Labour Party would be a strong and unified Opposition that would fight for the rights of all citizens in the country.
    Following the BLP's defeat in the election held on 15 January 2008 and Owen Arthur's resignation as party leader, Mia Mottley was chosen as BLP party leader on 19 January 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She is the first woman to lead the party, as well as the country's first female Opposition Leader.
  • 2006
    Age 40
    In a government reshuffle in February 2006, Mottley was appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, a post she also held until 2008, where her responsibilities put her in charge of key economic agencies.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    Mottley was appointed Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs in August 2001 and is the first female (in Barbados) to hold this position.
    More Details Hide Details She is also the youngest ever Queen's Council in Barbados. In addition to being a Member of the Privy Council of Barbados, she was Leader of the House and a member of the National Security Council and the Barbados Defence Board. She is also credited with being the visionary behind the Education Sector Enhancement Programme, popularly known as "Edutech", which aims to increase the number of young people contributing to the island’s sustainable social and economic development. This revolutionary programme involves the widespread use of information and communication technologies to assist in improving the quality of the teaching/learning process. In Youth Affairs, Mottley directed the establishment of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme and a National Youth Development Programme. Two years later Mottley was to serve as Barbados's second female Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Social Council of Barbados and the Deputy Chairman of Barbados' Economic Council, a position she held until 2008 that allowed her extended responsibilities, including the chairmanship of a number of key Cabinet sub-committees, notably Telecommunications Reform and one oversight of the administrative and legislative initiatives to prepare Barbados for the advent of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy.
  • 1997
    Age 31
    In that same year and again in 1997, she served as Chairman of the Caricom Standing Committee of Ministers of Education.
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  • 1996
    Age 30
    She was elected General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party in 1996.
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  • 1994
    Age 28
    Following the BLP's victory in the 1994 general election, Mottley was appointed to the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Culture in September 1994, under Prime Minister Owen Arthur; at the age of 29, she became one of the youngest Barbadians ever to be assigned a ministerial portfolio.
    More Details Hide Details During her tenure she co-authored the White Paper on Education entitled Each Child Matters, which draws the link between better education and job fulfillment.
  • 1991
    Age 25
    Between 1991 and 1994 she was one of two Opposition Senators in the Upper House, where she was Shadow Minister of Culture and Community Development.
    More Details Hide Details During that time, she also served on numerous Parliamentary Joint Select Committees on areas ranging from Praedial Larceny and Domestic Violence.
    Mottley first entered Barbadian politics in 1991, when she lost an election race in St. Michael North East against Leroy Brathwaite (a defeat of less than 200 votes).
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  • 1986
    Age 20
    By 1986, Mottley was finalizing her training as attorney and received a law degree from the London School of Economics (Houghton Street, London, England).
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  • 1975
    Age 9
    Mottley's uncle, also named Ernest Deighton Mottley (1931–2008), a refuse disposal officer who lived in Great Britain for 18 years, became the political leader of the short-lived Christian Social Democratic Party (CSD) created in March 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Her father Elliott Deighton Mottley (born 26 Nov 1939), was also a barrister who sat in the House of Assembly, albeit for a relatively short time before vacating the seat to become consul-general in New York. He was educated at Eagle Hall School, Harrison College (Barbados) and Middle Temple (London) once served as Bermuda's attorney-general and sits on Belize's Court of Appeal.
  • 1969
    Age 3
    He married Mia's mother Santa Amor Tappin in December 1964, just three years after being called to the Bar and was elected to represent Bridgetown (Barbados) in May 1969.
    More Details Hide Details It has been suggested that the Prime Minister of the time, Errol Barrow, used his parliamentary majority to abolish local government altogether and therefore undermine Elliott Mottley's strength in the political arena. Mia Mottley was educated at Merrivale Preparatory School (Barbados; closed summer 2010), the United Nations International School (New York), and Queen's College (Barbados). Mottley has grown to be among a handful of elected officials with that kind of family background in Barbados's parliamentary history and her colleagues at the Bar describe her as aggressive and knowledgeable about the law, giving her gusto in the political arena.
  • 1965
    Born on October 1, 1965.
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