NRP Leader questions Nevis Premier’s position on COVID-19 closures

By Dr. Janice Daniel-Hodge

Good morning Nevis We are living in unprecedented times and I ask that all of us continue to be safe. There is much debate about the most recent issued SRO.

One question that must be answered is why couldn’t the Premier make the case for Nevis in the Federal Cabinet so that the Prime Minister could issue a SRO that reflects consideration for the different situations in St. Kitts and Nevis?

Especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, when lives and livelihoods continue to be threatened, we as Nevisians expect and deserve representation at the highest level of decision-making in our country.

After all, we have three elected representatives in the Federal cabinet. Were they not present at the Cabinet meeting to discuss and provide inputs to the SRO, on behalf of Nevisians?

Collaboration and inclusivity are essential to deliver effective solutions in these times of uncertainty. Our aim should be to minimize conflicts and to act in the best interest of the masses.

A peacefull approach and mindset is critical to minimizing conflict and divisiveness and to maintain the best possible balance among all the people within the Federation.

This is not the time for division.

This is not the time to fight one another and to create unnecessary tension.For our island to move forward, for our people to have a greater chance of Progress and Prosperity, especially within the present construct, we cannot promote divisiveness. As we continue to put Nevis First, we are ever mindful that no man is an island.

We must be our brother’s and sister’s keeper because no one knows what the future holds.

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