by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Candidates and supporters of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) took to the streets of Charlestown on Friday afternoon (November 11, 2022) in peaceful protest and rally demanding better for the people of Nevis.
The NRP, over the past year, has been increasing its effort to convince the electorate that it is the best choice to manage the affairs of Nevis, as the Nevis Island Assembly Election is around the corner.
Speaking at the rally, the Political Leader of the NRP, Dr. Janice Daniel Hodge, said there is a need for job opportunities, explaining that, once the people have jobs, that will help to arrest some of the financial or economic challenges being experienced on the island.
Daniel Hodge said, “We are saying that the only way for Nevis to get back on its feet is when we recognise that you must create jobs; and of course, you can tell by now that my focus is on jobs because we have struggling mothers who need jobs. We have so many children coming out of school each year, and they sit at home, and they are very good at playing games, but there are no opportunities for them. Well, NRP understands that we must provide opportunities for our youths. We must provide opportunities, and we understand that no longer can we sit back and say we have the sun and the sand and the sea. Everybody has that! We have our natural resources that we can capitalise on, that other people see as of no value, but we are telling you that under the NRP, we have plans to create employment opportunities for our youths in areas you have not experienced before.”
Dr. Janice Daniel – Hodge expressed that Nevis will be nice again with a change of Government.
Daniel Hodge stated, “I am here as the leader of NRP to let you know that Nevis is going to be nice again. Nevis is going to be nice again. “Why is Nevis going to be nice again?” It’s because NRP understands what it means to run a country. NRP understands that in Government, you must perform. You must perform, and NRP understands that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure that we have jobs for our people, for our young people, for our young struggling mothers. NRP understands that it is our responsibility to ensure that the people in Nevis can be nice again. We understand that Nevis can only be nice again if the Government changes, and when we say change must come, we mean change must come in order for Nevis to be nice again.”
From WINN FM’s observation of the NRP protest and rally, the placard-bearing demonstrators demanded free and fair elections, better management of the Nevis economy, affordable cost of living, completion of the Alexandra Hospital Expansion Project and job opportunities for Nevisians.