The Nevis-born senator sang Parry’s praises and listed – among others – the reopening of the Four Seasons Resort, the construction of homes and dealing with the worldwide financial and economic crisis as some of the areas in which Parry has exhibited his leadership qualities.
“Nevis could not have chosen a more appropriate and competent leader, particularly during this global financial meltdown and near collapse of most of the world’s financial markets. The ripple effect that trickled down to these islands has had a devastating impact, but the captain of your ship held a steady course and through his ingenuity and the support of his Cabinet members and advisers, he kept the ship afloat and averted catastrophe on his people,” Senator David told over 200 patrons of the event.
The former Senator commended Premier Parry for the work he did in seeing the Four Seasons Resort returned to its former glory and also for the investment in the people of Nevis.
“I want you to know that this Premier cleverly and prudently helped to mitigate the situation, and tonight we are here. You see, J.W. Parry understands that when investments are embraced, jobs are created, more money circulates and the treasury benefits, so that the delivery of public services can be paid for. You have a leader who is forward thinking and wants to make sure that his people prosper.
“A good leader invests in his people. No investment in a people that satisfies their needs could have any quantifying value, no matter how huge, that is not worth the while. I reference the drag strip built through creative ways particularly for our young people who have a stake in this.
There are those who criticize for no obvious reason, but jealousy, and would probably like to see this country in an primitive stage, so in the event Christopher Columbus returns, he could immediately recognize and identify those things he left behind no change! No progress.
J.W. Parry is a 21st century leader who continues to augment the beauty of this Caribbean gem by smart development and infrastructure improvements.”
He described the support and facilitation of the sea bridge operation by Premier Parry and his Nevis Reformation Parry Administration as “one of genius.”
“The idea has been around for decades, but inaction, procrastination, indecisiveness, lack of vision and even down right deterrence and vindictive pushback’s, prevented implementation of such an important economic activity and service, which should have been effectuated a long time ago.
Trade and commerce, relationships, job creation and enhancements have been tremendously improved and a necessary void has been filled,” the Senator expressed.
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