St Kitts and Nevis: Premier of Nevis and leader of Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) Mark Brantley has promised to continue working hard for the people of Nevis.
While thanking Leilani Wilkin for praising him and noticing the work done by CCM.
Wilkin stated that Premier Mark Brantley is a visionary. Nevis has had four premiers in its young history. Each brought something to the table, some more noteworthy than others. It is not a secret that he supports Mark Brantley. He supported Brantley because he is a man of his word; as much as it is possible, he tries to honour his word. He is hardworking, the man is not afraid of hard work, and he shows up early daily and delivers each time.
He mentioned that years ago, he had a conversation with Mark, and Premier Brantley told him that he had the vision to make Nevis an island that could be self-reliant regarding food and energy. Food Security- He kept pushing nationals to plant their backyard garden too (1) eat healthier and curb NCDs and (2) ease the financial burden on households, having to purchase everything at high supermarket prices. Who remembered that one-person campaign he launched? He was alone, but he kept reminding Nevisians that we could do better bit by bit and we could achieve more.
His post noted that now, look at the agricultural sector. It is booming; that is the vision of Mark Brantley and is now being carried out but Honourable Alexis Jeffers. Mark knows poverty; Mark understands getting a hand up, so he has gone to the length and breadth of this world to beg for scholarships for the good people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Now Nevisians have scholarships knocking dogs and saying oh, that country is too far. I don’t want to go. I want to go to the USA.
The post noted that there are enough scholarships available to send twenty students to university at no significant cost to them or their parents. That is thanks to the Honourable Mark Brantley. Education is key, and he is making it extremely easy to empower the young people of this country.
Mark knows the CBI isn’t going to last forever, and the pandemic showed the world the tourism sector is vulnerable. So what did Premier Brantley do? He created the movie industry in little Nevis! Now I see another island like Guyana scrambling to do the same. We are to feel proud of Mark Brantley. I did say at the start that he is a visionary.
Mark continues to advocate for the advancement of renewable energy. He wants to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. The new PM has signed the agreement so Nevis can proceed with geothermal energy. Who remembers Mark’s declaration at the United Nations General Assembly a few years ago? Brantley declared he wanted St. Kitts and Nevis to end single-use plastics. That dream was comatose by the former Federal government and the idea hijacked by other Caribbean islands, but it was Mark’s vision.
When the OECD tried blacklisting Nevis in an effort to cripple our correspondent banking system, it was Mark Brantley who stood up and said NO; he carried that mantle alone; he said we could not be asked to cash a cheque we did not write. When Brantley travels abroad to represent Nevis, he seldom returns empty-handed. The man is a fighter and would fight tooth and nail for Nevis.
Mark is a promoter; he promoted Nevis for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The man is Always looking for new ways to promote Nevis.
He supports small businesses. It doesn’t matter if you are an NRP or CCM supporter; you have a small business, and Mark will patronize it and promote it on every social media platform. That is the mark of a true leader.
Mark led Nevis through a global pandemic, to put it biblically like a tower of strength. The man was working almost 24/7, and he never heard him complain once. Mark Brantley was always encouraging and saying our lives matter more. Stay safe. He felt safe and strong with Mark Brantley as the leader of my beloved Nevis. “I say vote for the CCM team and leadership you can trust because we have tested them, and they have delivered,” he stated through social media.
Yes, yes, if you don’t want it in biblical terms, Mark is the Mohamed Ali of Nevisian politics; he took us through the wilderness and did not take a salary for twenty months. That is the hallmark of a true leader.
“Go out and vote for the CCM party, return them to power and help move Nevis forward,” Wilkin appealed.