CCM announces new Cabinet for Nevis Island Administration
CCM announces new Cabinet for Nevis Island Administration

St Kitts and Nevis: The winning political alliance of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) – Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) has recently announced its Cabinet Ministers on December 18, 2022 (Sunday). All the elected ministers were sworn-in as the Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Representatives of their respective districts.

The Assembly Elections in NIA were held on December 12, 2022. As per the Electoral Commission, Mark Brantley, leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement, retained his position as the Premier of Nevis for the second consecutive time.

According to the latest update, Mark AG Brantley will be the Premier of Nevis Island Administration and the Minister of Finance, Statistics, Economic Planning, Human Resources, Industry, Trade and Consumer Affairs, Tourism, Public Utilities and Energy, Foreign Investments, Government Information Service and Nevis Television.

Mark Brantley won his seat from district 2 – St John’s, securing 1313 votes (the largest number of votes in the Assembly Elections 2022).

Eric R Evelyn will serve as Deputy Premier of Nevis Island Administration and the Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives, Culture and Housing.

Eric Evelyn won his seat from District 3 – St George, securing 736 votes.

Spencer R Brand will serve as Minister of Communications, Works, Water Services, Physical Planning and Environment, Posts, Labour and Disaster. Brand won from District 1 – St Pauls, securing 631 votes.

Troy JT Liburd will serve as Senator with ministerial responsibility for Education, Information Technology, Library Services, Youth and Sports.

Jahnel Nisbett will be Senator with ministerial responsibility for Health, Gender Affairs, Community Affairs and Social Services.

On the other side, it was a neck-to-neck battle in District 4 of Nevis. Alexis Jeffers of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) lost his seat by just eight (8) votes. Jeffers won 742 votes, while Dr Janice Daniel of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) bagged victory on the seat with 750 votes.

District 5 also witnessed the winning of NRP. By winning 712 votes, Cleohe Stapleton Simmons won the seat and his opponent Latoya Jones of Concerned Citizens Movement gathered 508 votes.