Though the official date is yet to be announced, the two Parties on the island, have for the past months stumping the campaign trail, hustling for the votes and support from the registered residents of the five constituencies.
The ruling Nevis Reformation Party, NRP, headed by Premier Joseph Parry, used a rally last Saturday, 11 June, 2011, to officially launch the Party’s re-election campaign. The NRP travelled to their stronghold constituency of St. Thomas, (in Cotton Ground), which has been represented by Mr. Parry since 1992, to drum up support for their bid to be re-elected for a second term.
The rally saw presentations from all five NRP candidates, with Parry making a plea to Nevisians to support his bid for a second term, to deliver what he described as “more performance for Nevis”.
Parry encouraged his Party faithful, “If you want the Aman Hotel, if you want cheaper electricity, if you want your children to go to 6th Form and University, if you want more houses in this country, if you want computers in the Community Centers, if you your roads fixed all over the country, if you want jobs all over Nevis, you are going to vote for the NRP.”
The NRP leader touted his Administration’s performance in housing, where he said over 300 affordable houses were built in less than four years; in education he said 170 students were assisted by the Government to receive University education; while new Police Stations and Barracks in Cotton Ground, Gingerland and Butlers were build to fight crime. Parry explained that the NIA has established a new relationship with the Federal Government, which is one based on “Consultation, not Confrontation.”
A fireworks display completed the night’s proceedings.