Nevis Premier Gets His Back Into It Too
July 15, 2008
The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) stepped up its campaign to keep Nevis clean, when Ministers of government and members of Cabinet undertook in a clean up exercise along the Pinneys By-pass road on July 12, 2008, during the celebration of the Administration’s second year in office.
Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry told the Department of Information that Saturday was designated Clean Up Day and they were creating a greater awareness to keep the island clean among Nevisians.
“Today is our clean up day. We are trying to create the awareness to keep Nevis clean and so the Ministers of government and members of Cabinet are out here on the by-pass road, which I do believe some attention.
“It seems to me that some people have dumped their garbage on the side of the road and we want to impress the people of Nevis ““ men, women, fathers, mothers and children as well, that we need to keep our island clean for ourselves and because of tourism. I hope that this effort will signal a strong message that the government is serious about the environment and keeping Nevis clean and we hope that this will be an example to the rest of the population,” he said.
Meantime, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Hon. Hensley Daniel said there was no better way to encourage the public to keep Nevis clean than to lead by example. He said they would realize that the NIA continued to place environmental health and the whole idea of esthetic value of the country high its agenda.
Mr. Daniel also pointed to the progress that the Administration had made in the area of environmental health.
“As you are aware, we [NIA] also introduced an environmental work programme to have this done on a daily basis. In that context, we pay people to clean the villages and roads and make sure that the country has an aesthetic appeal for our visitors and residents alike.
“We want the pubic to reduce the amount of litter on the road and to ensure that we continue to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our residents and visitors. It is very, very bad when we have a dirty environment. We will continue to put health high on the agenda and we in the Cabinet are leading from the front,” the Health Minister said.