According to a press release issued by the Premier’s Press Secretary, the date was announced at a General Council Meeting which was held on Sunday, 30th January, 2011 at the Mount Nevis Hotel.
The release further informs that the “well-attended” meeting was chaired by the Legal Adviser in the NIA, Mr. Herman Liburd who got the delegates of the various constituencies ready for the upcoming local election.
A question and answer period was facilitated between the constituents and the candidates and brief remarks were made by the Deputy Premier of Nevis and St. Johns candidate – Hensley Daniel – who discussed his Ministry’s achievements in social development, programs and projects done among young people and senior citizens.
Advisor to Health and candidate in St. George’s Parish – Mrs. Patsy Hanley – highlighted her achievements in having the Gingerland Police Station established. She also made reference to her work program in health, among the residents of St. Georges Parish. She was also able to confirm that the Amman Hotel would soon begin preparations for construction in Hanley’s Road.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General and candidate for St. James Parish, Patrice Nisbett, reminded the audience of the pivotal role he played in gaining the re-opening of the Four Seasons Resort, Laptops for school children and the passing of the Bill to get Corporations who do business in Nevis to pay their taxes to Nevis.
Minister of Communications and Works, Carlisle Powell reminded the receptive crowd that the NRP had built roads, made quality affordable housing available, assisted over 150 students with gaining university education and while the region had experienced drought and water was scarce, Nevis had over 1 million gallons of water daily. The Minister concluded, “The NRP has performed for the people of Nevis and Performance Matters!”
(Parts of this article were re-written from a Press Secretary Release)