NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 01, 2019) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, continues to encourage the young people of Nevis to take advantage of the opportunities the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is providing instead of turning to crime.
Mr. Brantley made the appeal at his monthly press conference at Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate on March 01, 2019.
“It makes no sense as a government for us to be focussed on jobs and job creation and creating opportunities, scholarships, TVET, training, doing all that and our young people see all that and turn their backs on it and prefer to go and pick up a gun to commit crime…
“Our own people who are here continue to sit down on the block and to ignore the opportunities in their own country…All I can do is to continue to encourage and continue to say to our people there are opportunities. Please seize them,” he said.
The premier stated that many others from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) who have made St. Kitts and Nevis home are taking advantage of the enabling environment and opportunities in the Federation.
Meantime, Mr. Brantley noted that February was a tragic month for crime and criminality in the Federation and he used the opportunity to speak of the consequences of crime.
“It is bad for the country when it happens. I have spoken out and spoken out and will continue to speak out about crime and criminality and encourage our young people to forge a different path,” he said.