In front of a large crowd of party supporters, federal and local government officials, including Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, members of the clergy and the judiciary and the Deputy Governor General, Parry, told fellow Nevisians that his government’s number one priority in this new term, shall be invested in the fight to rid the island of crime and violence.
“We have much to do in this new government, which I have the honour and mandate to lead,” said Parry.
Mr. Parry, who is also leader of the ruling Nevis Reformation Party, NRP, said, “We as a people must put our hands together and cope with the ever challenging task of building and strengthening our beloved Nevis.”
“Now that the political pain is abating, let us set out to build a more unified and better Nevis. We have a mission to complete. It is a mission pregnant with the deepest of concerns for the island of Nevis. Foremost of these concerns is the need to keep Nevis safe and prospering, renewed and un-ravaged,” outlined the Premier.
“Let me say clearly and simply, criminals will not be allowed and permitted to hold this our little Nevis to ransom and thus render it unsafe. The safety and security of Nevisians will always be the number one priority of my government of which I am Premier,” promised the Representative for St. Thomas in the Nevis Island Assembly.
“My party fully understands that our first duty is to keep our citizens safe…this is a sacred duty. It is part of the apex of our national responsibilities and endeavours. My administration will be harsh on crime and criminals,” cautioned Parry.
Before closing on the subject, the Premier also had words for the youth of the island and he told them, “Stay away from violence and crime. You have a vast amount of opportunities made available to you by your government; respect yourselves and your families. Purpose in your hearts to do what is right. Do good and good will meet you. Be an asset to your community rather than a menace to our society. Life is short; make something meaningful of your existence on the island, or on this planet.”
The Premier also spoke directly to the adults when he admonished, “I implore all citizens of goodwill to band themselves together and to put your shoulders to the wheel, in order for us to accomplish this great endeavour of stamping out crime. United in this cause we shall prevail because good always triumph over evil.”