Already the two political parties on the island are stepping up their campaign for the five seat island assembly.
The incumbent Nevis Reformation Party, NRP, headed by Premier Joseph Parry, has given signs that his team intends to run on what it considers an impressive record in government. However, the opposition Concerned Citizens Movement, CCM, of former Premier, Vance Amory, is leveling charges of mismanagement and corruption as key reasons to vote for change.
While speaking at a recent public meeting in his hometown of Cotton Ground, Premier Parry told supporters that his NRP Administration has performed for the people of Nevis.
Parry is of the view that critical to making the choice for government, would be the answer to the question of whether Nevisians prefer to continue with the progress they received from NRP, or go to the promises of the CCM. A theme somewhat similar to that used by the Labour Party on St. Kitts, during last year’s General Elections.
“Look at all that the NRP has done in housing -with nearly 300 new homes provided for the people of Nevis. Look at the new and refurbished roads, improvements in water distribution and over 200 students pursuing university education with the assistance of your NRP led-Government,” said Mr. Parry.
The first term Premier asked his followers at this Wednesday’s meeting, “Hasn’t the NRP party achieved much more in four and a half short years than the CCM has even tried to do in 14 years?”
It is Parry’s opinion that the people of Nevis should become very keen on the vast differences between his NRP led-Government and the opposition party of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM).
Wednesday night rally was the first meeting held by the NRP for 2011.