Prime Minister Andrew Holness has congratulated Prime Minister Mia Motley on her historic landslide election victory.

In a statement this afternoon, Prime Minister Holness said as the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, Ms. Motley, is proof that women can ascend to the pinnacle of political leadership.

He describes her victory as a profound historical moment in the Region and affirmed the view that she’s a powerful force in the Caribbean.

Mr. Holness says he has no doubt Ms. Motley will lead Barbados in an inclusive and transparent manner.

He’s also wishing the people of Barbados continued success and pledged Jamaica’s partnership as the country seeks shared prosperity.

Earlier this morning, Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips also congratulated Ms. Motley on her victory.

Dr Phillips says Ms Mottley’s landslide victory signals the desire of the people of Barbados for change, renewed hope, the reinvigoration of CARICOM and a strong collective Caribbean voice in the global community.