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August 24th, 2022

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office has made it absolutely clear that at no time during Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s recent overseas trip was she on a plane that was involved in any accident, as was suggested by some media reports.

The Prime Minister has deemed those reports to be fake news.

Here is the full statement:

“The Prime Minister’s Office wishes to make it absolutely clear to Barbadians that at no time during her recent overseas trip was was Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on a plane that was involved in any accident.

“It is fake news!” the Prime Minister said tonight.

On Tuesday and yesterday, a number of news reports in local and regional media outlets reported that a plane carrying Prime Minister Mottley and Guyana President Irfaan Ali skidded off the taxiway after landing, prompting a response from emergency personnel.

However, the Prime Minister has explained that it is normal procedure for emergency appliances, including fire crews, and official vehicles that transport the president and his guests, to meet the plane on the tarmac.

What occurred at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport when she was there earlier this week was no different from what occurred on previous visits, the Prime Minister said.”

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