Nevisian Premier proud of ruling party; secured majority seats and popular vote in local elections

NIA Legal Advisor, Mr. Herman Liburd, Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry and Hon. Justice Errol Thomas

Charlestown, Nevis (July 15, 2011) – Newly elected Premier of Nevis and leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), the Hon. Joseph Parry said he was elated that his ruling party had strengthened its mandate at the July 11th polls, securing not only the majority of the electable seats of the Island Assembly but also the majority vote. 

The NRP secured 3,757 votes, an increase of 863 over its level of support in 2006. Although the opposition had the minority national support in 2011 securing 3,722, they also received an increase in support since 2006 of 672.

The second term NRP Administration was sworn in on Tuesday evening at the Elquemedo Willett Park following the success at the polls on Monday.


The Hon. Justice Errol Thomas swore in the Hon. Joseph W. Parry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Statistics and Economic Planning, Education and Library Services, Human Resources, Tourism and Labour; Hon. Hensley Daniel, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Gender, Social Affairs, Youth and Sports, Community Affairs, Trade, Industry, Culture and Telecommunications and  Hon. Robelto Hector , Minister of Communications, Works and Public Utilities, Posts, Physical Planning, Natural Resources, Environment, Agriculture, Lands, Housing, Cooperatives and Fisheries;

Premier Parry addressing NRP supporters after victory at the polls

The two Senators also sworn in were, Hon. Dwight Cozier, Minister of State in the Ministry of Trade and Industry with special focus on Trade, Consumer Affairs, Industry, Import and Export Control and Hon. Carlisle Powell, Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications, Works and Public Utilities, Posts, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Environment.

In 2006, the NRP won the election securing the majority of the Assembly’s seats but with the minority popular vote (2,894) compared to the opposition’s 3,050.
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