NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MARCH 19, 2015) –Deputy Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Mark Brantley, who recently assumed two Federal portfolios in addition to his NIA responsibilities, said handling the dual roles require the involvement of staff and the highly competent technical people in both Nevis and St. Kitts.
The Minister’s comment came in response to a question on how he was coping with the added responsibility posed by the Department of Information on Nevis on March 17, 2015, at his Bath Hotel Office.
In the NIA he also holds responsibility for the Ministries of Tourism, Health, Gender, Social Affairs, Social Development, Youth, Sports, Community Development and Culture while in the Federal Government, he is responsible for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Aviation.
“I have great praise for the people who I work with locally here in Nevis and indeed those that I have just been exposed to in the past month or so on St. Kitts and I depend heavily on them to update me, to keep me abreast of all that is happening, and where necessary, for my intervention,” he said.
Brantley noted that the dual roles were so far challenging but attainable. He stated that the most challenging aspect has been the constant demand for travel that the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs generates.