Moore makes history

Toni Moore was congratulated by Sir Roy Trotman following the count.
Toni Moore was congratulated by Sir Roy Trotman following the count.

Toni Moore has been confirmed as the first female general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union.

She defeated Veronica Griffith in a vote of 99-70 to be elected to the top post at the BWU’s annual delegates conference this evening.

Moore replaces Sir Roy Trotman who led the BWU for 22 years. Sir Roy will formally hand over to Moore next week Saturday when the conference concludes.

Right now I’m still a little in shock although it’s something I anticipated, not only because I had the blessing of Sir Roy and the Executive Council. I’ve been at the union only 10 years, quarter of the time that my colleague Veronica who challenged me for the position has been here. .

Senior assistant general secretary Orlando "Gabby" Scott celebrating with Toni Moore
Senior assistant general secretary Orlando “Gabby” Scott celebrating with Toni Moore

.” Moore said following the announcement of the results.

The election of general secretary did have a hiccup with a recount ordered due to mix up with the ballots.

The delegates also elected three vice presidents today.

They are first vice president Shawn Knight, who received 145 votes, second vice president Carol Boyce, with 129 votes, and Gregory Maughan with 99 votes.

2 Responses to Moore makes history

  1. Peter Marshall
    Peter Marshall August 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Congratulations To Ms Moore from all reports she is a worthwhile successor to Sir Roy

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  2. Tony Webster August 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Having recently already had the pleasure of personally wishing Sir Roy health and happiness in retirement, may I also offer congratulations to Ms. Moore. Any of our leaders at the national level, who have weighty responsibilities to work for our common good, deserve our general support, and the opportunity to prove themselves. .There is indeed, much to be done, ma’m, and the time for action, is now. I wish you well, and may your work be found righteous, in His eyes.

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