Charlestown, Nevis (June 28, 2007)
The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), announced that it would celebrate its first anniversary in office with a week of activities from July 8-15, 2007, which would include a service of prayer and thanksgiving, a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly and a report to the people of Nevis on its achievements and continued advances in the development of the island.
The Hon. Carlisle Powell, while he led a team which comprised of the Hon. Dwight Cozier, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett Legal Advisor and Mr. Llewellyn Parris, Advisor, told members of the media on Thursday June 28, 2007, at the NIA conference room in Charlestown that the activities were designed to involve the general public.
“We [NIA] will start our week of activities with a service of prayer and thanksgiving and this will be held at the Church of God at Eden Brown at 3pm; that same evening we will have an anniversary dinner. On Monday July 9th there will be a meeting of the Nevis Island Assembly. That same evening, we will start a round of public meetings when we will report to the general public on our activities for the year and that first meeting will be held in St. Thomas’. “On Tuesday July 10th we will have the first anniversary address by the Hon. Premier Joseph Parry on radio and television; that same evening we will have a cocktail party. On Wednesday July 11th, we will have a public meeting in St. James. On Tuesday July 12th we will have Constituency Day when we will be very active in the constituencies. That very same evening we will have a public meeting in St. Georges. On Friday July 13th we will have a public meeting in St. Johns. On Saturday July 14th we will have a public meeting in St. Pauls and we will wrap up the week with a fun event, when we will have a 20/20 cricket match which is scheduled for Grove Park,” he said.
In response to a question, Mr. Powell noted that Constituency Day would become a permanent fixture on the Administration’s calendar. It would allow for all ministers and advisors to the government to visit the prescribed constituencies one day every week to avail themselves to the people in particular those who could not visit the Administration’s offices in Charlestown.
Meantime, Mr. Parris said that the Administration was of the view that it had accomplished its targets for the year so far and had decided it was time to celebrate with the people who had brought the new Administration to power one year ago. “We thought it was a good way of actually getting the ideas from the people. Remember that we are governing on the People’s Agenda,” he said.
Hon. Cozier outlined a few of the Administration’s initiatives which would be reported on during the week’s activities. “We have seen a wide spectrum of activity over the last 11 months. The NIA has been quite active,” he said.