In August, Prime Minister Mia Mottley explained that between then and November, it was Government’s intention to put a Bajan as the country’s head of state, and Dame Sandra was the person nominated, and has consented to the nomination.

She said Dame Sandra’s nomination would now be subject to the vote of Members of Parliament in the House of Assembly and the Senate.

Dame Sandra Mason has just been elected the first President by both Houses of Parliament replacing Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of State.