Charlestown, Nevis (Friday, November 9th, 2012)– Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph W. Parry announced Thursday (Nov.8) that the Nevis Island Assembly had been dissolved, preparing the stage for the much- anticipated general election on Nevis.
The Premier made the announcement last evening on Nevis Television, and other television and radio stations across the Federation of St. Kitts – Nevis.
“I have instructed His Excellency, the Governor General to dissolve the Nevis Island Assembly effective today (November 8th). In due course, and certainly within the constitutionally stipulated period, I shall advise further on the issuance of a writ for the calling of fresh elections, and will also on that occasion reveal the recommended date for the nomination of candidates and voting in fresh elections.”
The Premier took the opportunity to speak on the many achievements of his Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) which has been in government since July 2006.
“As part of the economic expansion drive, government pursued the establishment of a Cosmetology Center in New River to employ 100 persons, as well as the Oil Storage Facility, that at its peak, will employ in excess of 200 persons.”
“Further growth was also pursued and achieved in the Financial Services Industry,” said Premier Parry.
He also noted how the NRP-led Administration assisted single parents, young couples and others with home ownership at affordable rates, while under the previous CCM administration, low-middle income earning persons had seen their hopes of owning the roof over their heads severely dashed .
The Premier stated that the credit must be shared on the generous incentives of the NIA, and those of the Federal Government, on the importation of building materials, and the low-income rate offered by the St. Kitts- Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF).
According to the Premier, the efforts of the government has witnessed construction springing back to life with Brown Hill Communications, Deon Daniel of Nelson Spring Projects, Greg Hardtman of Tamarind Bay Marina, and Villa Paradisio, being some of the projects that have generated meaningful employment on the island of Nevis.
“Therefore, today despite the closure of the Four Seasons from 2008-2010 and the ongoing global economic recession, Nevis is in full employment and the economy is stabilizing ,” commented Premier Parry.
The Premier also took the opportunity to laud the work of his former Deputy Premier, Mr. Hensley Daniel, who the Hon. Parry said is needed back in the Nevis Island Assembly, “to assist with the forward movement of Social Programmes.”
Parry also commended the hard work and dedication of the Hon. Patrice Nisbett as Attorney General in the Federal Government.
He said that as some may seek to undermine or create confusion over Patrice’s position at the Federal level, “I wish to state that Hon. Nisbett is doing a phenomenal job for his country, and the island of Nevis is benefiting immensely from his service and the keen attention he pays to things Nevisian.”
The Nevisian leader also called on Nevisians to continue going about their business in a normal manner.
“I urge all Nevisians to continue going about their business in a normal manner as the eyes of the world are upon us, and we must demonstrate on this occasion, our pride and maturity as a people and portray Nevis as one of the best places on earth to live,” stated the Hon. Parry.