PM again

I swear... Prime Minister Freundel Stuart taking the oath of office today.
I swear… Prime Minister Freundel Stuart taking the oath of office today.

Hours after leading the Democratic Labour Party to a nail-biting victory over the Barbados Labour Party, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, was at Government House  today to take the oath of office before Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave.

Prime Minister Stuart also signed the Official Register and accepted the Instrument of Office from the Governor General.

The ceremony, which started around 4: 30 p.m. and lasted just over ten minutes, was witnessed by Cabinet Secretary, Keith Franklin; Clerk of the House of Assembly, Pedro Eastmond; Deputy Clerk Nigel Jones; Acting Private Secretary to the Governor General, Mary Sandiford, and Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General, Captain Carlos Lovell.

Also being sworn in today in an equally brief ceremony was Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite.

Brathwaite also took the oath of office before the Governor General, signed the Official Register and accepted his instruments of office.

The St. Philip South MP also served as Attorney General in the last Freundel Stuart Administration.

After the ceremony the two senior Government officials were later invited to a short private exchange with the Governor General in another section of the residence.

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave chats with Prime MInister Freundel Stuart and Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite at Government House today.
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave chats with Prime MInister Freundel Stuart and Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite at Government House today.

Yesterday, in a keenly contested political battle, the DLP won 16 of the seats to the Barbados Labour Party’s 14.

The BLP was led by former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, parliamentary representative for St. Peter.

Yesterday’s was the second general time in five years that Arthur suffered a defeat at the hands of the DLP. (NC)

6 Responses to PM again

  1. lynda February 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    in my humble opinion, after seeing how Santia was being robbed of her votes, i think st phillip south was stolen as well…dlp want to hold on to power, and tried to avert a hung verdict….do what they had to do….talk bout buying votes…DLP took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in doing so in

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  2. Kay-rani rosita February 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Robbed of her votes is that what she is claiming, or is that just your opinion? She won so what are you complaining about? The recount even increased the number of votes she received albeit one extra point. This sounds like sour grapes.
    The DLP are NOW in government so stop with the bellyaching and instead put your energy to better use by praying for the government’s success so that you and all Barbadians will benefit from it.

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  3. Eudene Todd February 23, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I WAS ROBBED THEY WONT LET ME VOTE

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  4. Eudene Todd February 23, 2013 at 8:01 am

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MR STUART ON HIS VICTORY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK UP

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  5. Adrian Hinds February 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    …and 15 hours later the Leader of the Opposition is still not known. What is the hold up?

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  6. Chris February 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats Mr. Stuart. Job well done!

    Funny thing is Arthur gone missing now, if he had the country at heart he would be out front and talking to the people; but he gone missing. Wonder what his real intention was?

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