Press conference by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley – December 15th, 2021. (PMO)

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has pledged Government’s commitment to keeping Barbados safe, even if it means spending longer times to deal with safety concerns and persuading people.

The Prime Minister was addressing yesterday’s press conference that followed a Social Partnership meeting at the Wildey Gymnasium.

She stressed: “We said we are not mandating vaccines but we want a safe environment. Deconstruct it, safety is vaccine. Or, a test that is within the last 24 hours because it tells me that you are not in a position to be contagious or that the chances of you being contagious at that particular point in time are much, much, much lower because of the recent test that has been received as a negative result.

“And, we have therefore done that because we accept that globally, the instability, the curtailment of movement, the curtailment of liberties generally, has led to people having a sense of frustration.….”

Accepting that Barbadians were COVID tired, Ms. Mottley added: “This is COVID fatigue, but I wish I could do ‘so’, and it gone. The United States of America will record shortly its 800,000th death and Barbados’ position has been not what we would like, but it is significantly better than almost a large number of countries across this earth, and we want it as a government to stay so. But in order for us to do so, there must be order and there still has to be a respect for the protocols and the discipline.”

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