by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The largest parliamentary seat in the Nevis Island
Assembly with more than 4,000 registered voters will see retired civil servant and
Veterinarian Dr. Patricia Bartlette of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) and Premier of
Nevis Mark Brantley of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) battle it out in the
upcoming 2022 elections.
Dr. Bartlette who was recently named as the opposition NRP’s new candidate for Nevis
2 (St. John’s Parish) will vie for the seat which has been held by Brantley locally since
2013 when he defeated former NRP Deputy Leader Hensley Daniel by more than 200 votes, and again in 2017 by a 334 vote margin.
In early April media personality, Jaedee Caines was officially launched as the NRP’s
new candidate for Charlestown, a seat the party lost by a mere 11 vote margin in the 2017 elections.
WINN understands that former educator and sports commentator Rohan Isles will be
launched as the Party’s new candidate for Gingerland to go up against incumbent Eric
Evelyn, and the Party’s Political Leader, Dr. Janice Daniel-Hodge will challenge Alexis
Jeffers in the St. James Constituency.
The NRP is still holding on to its stronghold St. Thomas’ Parish with the Hon. Cleone
Stapleton-Simmonds as the Parliamentary Representative ousting the CCM’s Keith
Scarborough in the 2020 by-election by a 323 vote margin.
The 50-year-old political party which led the Nevis Island Administration from 1983 to
1992 and again from 2006 to 2013 lost to the CCM in the 2017 local elections.