New NIA Cabinet holds first retreat
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 21, 2018) — The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) held its first retreat on August 21, 2018, since taking up office in December 2017.
Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at the start of the meeting at the Four Seasons Resort, said the session was moved from the usual Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate this time to provide a more enabling and less formal ambience for discussion.
“We hope that today we will be able to discuss various things, not just in the usual Cabinet format but also to discuss issues of where we are in our respective ministries, where we are in terms of the cohesion of Cabinet and what we do, how we can do what we do better.
“The idea is for us to spend some time together, quality time, so to speak, and to be able to talk to each other in a forthright, frank and probably not-so-formal way as we would normally do when we are in the Cabinet Room,” he said.
Mr. Brantley noted that the retreat is the first of many as they endeavour to take the Cabinet to the next level in an effort to better serve the people of Nevis.
Present at the retreat were Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers; Senior Ministers Hon. Eric Evelyn and Hon. Spencer Brand; Junior Ministers Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams and Hon. Troy Liburd; Cabinet Secretary Mr. Stedmond Tross and Legal Advisor Mrs. Hélène Anne Lewis.