Amidst loud cheers by supporters and well-wishers, Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Hon. Joseph Parry last night (June 22) announced that Nevisians would go to the polls on Monday, July 11, 2011. The incumbent Premier made the announcement at a rally in Brick Kiln Village in the St. James Constituency.
Parry told the gathering that he consulted the Governor-General and advised him to dissolve the Nevis Island Assembly yesterday (June 22).
“Today, I consulted with His Excellency the Governor-General. It is with the confidence of knowing that we have done our best on the circumstances that I advised on the dissolution of Parliament here in Nevis,” Parry told his party supporters. “And with the dissolution of Parliament,” he added, “I can ring the bell.”
After ringing the bell, which has become a tradition in Federal elections to symbolise the announcement of polling days, Parry said Nomination Day would be on Monday, July 4, 2011 and Polling Day seven days after.
“Citizens, friends and well-wishers, it is time for us to return to the people. You entrusted your lives in our hands…it is time for us to put our trust and faith in yours.
“Nomination Day in Nevis shall be the fourth day of July. I want these elections to be free and fair. I want to have a clean and dignified campaign. I am calling on all operatives in this election to recognise that the image of Nevis is at stake…that the world will be watching us. “Polling Day will be on the 11th day of July,” Parry declared.