According to the Premier, “I find it amusing daily that when the call is made for Nevisians residing abroad to come home and vote, many want to know if they can come home and vote just like that. Come on let’s show a little common sense here, people have to ensure that they are registered before they vote,” the Premier warned.
Parry informed that it is his duty to remind citizens residing overseas that they have to be registered to vote.
“I hope that Nevisians know that where ever they are, in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom or where ever, once they are registered, they can come home and vote… Nevisians also residing in St. Kitts, if they want to register in Nevis and have not yet done so, then come home, register and vote because they are Nevisians,” Parry advised.
Parry referred to a recent court case which Opposition member, St. James Candidate, Mr. Alexis Jeffers lost, after a ruling from the High Court sided with Electoral officials. According to the ruling, the five voters who were on the voters list were properly registered and should remain.
The Premier stressed that the elections were for the people of Nevis.
“I need to ask the question, who are the elections for, Nevisians or who? I think that’s a good question to ask because it seems like it’s not for Nevisians. We are here to be told what to do in our own country and I am not going to back away from that, after all I am a proud Nevisian and I have always been,” Parry stated.
Referring to Nevisians living outside of Nevis, the Premier reiterated his call, “Whoever wants to come home to Nevis to vote, come home to your country and vote that is your right!”