The newly appointed Premier, Mr. Vance Amory has already made that declaration and Nevisians will now be looking forward to him keeping his word, especially as many see the promise as a measure that could speedily heal a divided island.
The grand ceremony for the installation of the new Administration is taking place at a venue that is quite familiar to the incoming premier. The Elquemedo Park is the venue where Premier Amory excelled in the 1970s as an outstanding batsman, when he represented Nevis and the Leeward Islands in the sport of cricket. Now it becomes his place of inauguration, to be sworn in for the fourth time as premier of his native land.
The premier, along with his entire Cabinet, will be sworn in during the Inauguration and Thanksgiving Service starting at 2:30 pm. Top government and private sector officials are expected to attend the event, as well as hundreds of supporters of the CCM, which won the island elections held on Tuesday 22nd January, defeating the Nevis Reformation Party, NRP, headed by Joseph Parry.
Though no word yet on whom the two Junior Ministers would be, the other members of the Cabinet will include Mark Brantley and Alexis Jeffers, the other successful candidates for the CCM in the election. Brantley will be named Deputy Premier and will carry other portfolios to be announced today.
Premier Amory has pledged to put his island above the interest of his party, saying that if their efforts are not directed for the benefit of the people “then we have failed.”
He said they cannot put the party above the people’s business. The party has its views; the party has its policies but those policies must be for the benefit of the people. “It doesn’t really matter where I am; my thing is to represent the people and to make sure that they know they are getting good representation from myself,” stated the premier.