The Caribbean island of Nevis has been given a public holiday in celebration of a successful win for the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) who triumphed in Monday´s local elections.
Honorable Mark Brantley received a congratulatory from St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris after the party’s gain of four out of the five seats in the Nevis Reformation Party (NPR) for the second consecutive term.
“We have won the #Nevis elections and I am humbled to have been given the chance to lead as our island’s 4th Premier. God bless Nevis,” Brantley wrote on his Twitter account.
Party members Alexis Jeffers, Eric Evelyn, Spencer Bran were also elected to the 11,000 some voters who participated in elections. The last seat was won by former NRP premier Joseph Perry.
“The CCM is our partner, so we are looking forward to welcoming their return to the NIA in the context of the very good relationship that now exists between the federal government and the Nevis Island Administration,” the prime minister said Monday.
“I trust that everything will go well in accordance with the richest traditions of parliamentary democracy,” Harris said, after commending the citizens of Nevis for peacefully conducting the day’s elections.
The minister added he has enjoyed a long friendship and working relationship with Brantley of the past 34 years to achieve prosperity for citizens in both Nevis and St. Kitts. The premier-elect was responsible for an “unprecedented level of cordiality and cooperation between the federal government and the Nevis Island Administration.”