A New York-based Caribbean publication has named Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams as its People of the Year for 2021.
Publisher of Everybody’s Magazine, Herman Hall, says even though they did not count nominations sent between January and October this year, readers suggested Prime Minister Mottley for the accolade almost every month.
According to Hall, judging from emails received, Prime Minister Mottley was the unanimous choice from people of various Caribbean heritage and from different nations, as he notes no other Caribbean head of government was nominated.
Other personalities nominated this year included Jamaican athletes Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson.
Barbados’ National Hero, The Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and Trinidadian-born entertainer Nicki Minaj, also obtained significant votes.