Premier of Nevis and leader of the incumbent Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Joseph Parry says that his governing party “believes in putting the people first.”
Speaking at a recent political meeting held in Cotton Ground, the Premier told that gathering that unlike the actions of the opposition party (CCM) that was in power for fourteen years, “we are about building our people.”
According to Parry, the opposition has accused the ruling NRP party of not doing anything during their four years in office.
“We have the police station, the homes that have been started in the eastern side of Cotton Ground and they say nothing happening… Well nothing happening in Jessups either? But we know that in that area we have been able to put back the beach for the fishermen there. We said we would do it and we have done it.
“We know that in Jessups we are building houses and roads, we know what he have done in the entire Parish of St. Thomas,” the Premier stated.
Parry went on to explain that his government is not only representing one constituency but the entire Nevis population.
“We are not the government of St. Thomas; we are the government of Nevis. When you go to Charlestown, and visit the market, you will see what we are doing there. Take a visit to the Charlestown primary school and see what we are doing there. Some fifty-two children have been housed and we are now putting in place the food kitchen. In a matter of months all the children in Charlestown will be getting a meal every day and there is nothing wrong with that, because here in St. Thomas more children are eating the meals because they food is much better now.
“These are just a few of the things we are doing all over the island,” the NRP leader said.
Although constitutionally the Nevis Island Elections are for July, the two main political parties, the ruling Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) and the opposition, Concerned Citizens Movement, (CCM) have already started their political campaign for a chance to gain power in the five seat island assembly.