While launching its 2011 manifesto at a special rally, held on Saturday night 2nd July, 2011., the NRP made the claim that it has transformed the island into a whole new world and that life in Nevis is better today than it has ever been before.
After serving for one term, the Joseph Parry Administration, according to the manifesto, is now promising the electorate in Nevis that, if the party is re-elected to lead the island, it would deliver on a number of new initiates, that include, new upscale resort hotels, hundreds of jobs, opportunities in education, a focus on technology, new schools, internet centers and new sport facilities.
These programs, according to the NRP, prove that the party has a vision for the future of Nevis. The party also stated that it has already delivered on many of the promises made during the 2006 elections. These said the party, include the Cherry Gardens Housing Project, building of the drag strip, re-opening o the Four Seasons, provision of text books and homework assistance to students and the linking of St. Kitts & Nevis by the Sea Bridge.
Writing in his message in the manifesto, NRP leader and Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry stated that “Five years ago, on Monday, July 10, 2006, Nevis experienced what turned out to be a pivotal date with destiny. On that day, by their considered judgment expressed in their collective will, and by the grace of the Almighty, the Nevisian people returned the Nevis Reformation Party to government after 14 years.”
“The Nevisian people exercised sound judgment and foresight in the 2006 Nevis Island Elections in determining that the NRP should form the government. In the 5 years since then, Nevis has been profoundly transformed. It is better now for Nevis; and the best will come should you renew the NRP’s mandate to govern,” wrote Parry.
Local island elections in Nevis will be held on Monday 11th July, 2011, and is a straight fight between the NRP and the CCM, which previously governed the island from 1992 to 2006. The CCM launched its manifesto one week ago, making the case to the Nevisian people that if their lives are not better today when compared to the period before 2006, then they should vote for the CCM.