Brantley who is also the deputy leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement CCM, in Nevis, was the Featured Speaker at PAM’s East Basseterre annual Father’s Day Luncheon, held at the Manhattan Gardens in West Basseterre, with hundreds in attendance.
Brantley is said to have outlined some of the immense contributions of the People’s Action Movement, and in particular, he made reference to the PAM/NRP coalition government which was led by the federations first Prime Minister Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds and the recently passed Dr. Simeon Daniel, who Brantley referred to as the Father of a modern Nevis.
He was introduced by the PAM East Basseterre Group President, Ms. Terrelah Byron.
Leader of PAM, Mr. Lindsay Grant also gave brief remarks and admonished the audience to be ready to be counted on, to mobilize, as elections may be a lot sooner than is imagined.
According to a PAM release, the afternoon also featured a special presentation to well-known East Basseterre Community icon, William Tyson (Syder). Tyson was awarded for his contribution to the East Basseterre community as a businessman and family man.
Syder was introduced by Dr. Leroy Richardson and remarks were given by Event and Activities Chairperson Natasha “Shanny” Grey. According to Grey the East Basseterre Group’s next activity will be a take-away breakfast, on a date and venue to be announced.
Grey added that, “Sunday’s event drew the largest crowd of any of our past Father’s Day luncheons and this in my view speaks well for the East Basseterre PAM and the party on a whole.”
The luncheon also featured guest entertainment performances by King Socrates and his Kool Rhythms band, along with a poetic performance by MC Ken Crossley and a special performance by Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Siobhan (Shivonne) Phipps.