Contract for Progress, Fair Boundaries to be discussed

Charlestown, Nevis (Wednesday, January 21,2015)- Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) leader, the Hon. Joseph Parry and federal parliamentarian the Hon. Patrice Nisbett will share information, and hear from Nevisians during a Town Hall Meeting at the Franklin Browne Community Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The main talking points will be ”The Contract for Progress” and “Boundary Changes”.

Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas and the Hon. Joseph Parry signed the Contract for Progress during a Be AT One event held simultaneously on Pinney’s Beach (Nevis) and Port Zante (St. Kitts) on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

Though their two parties, the St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party and the NRP, have developed a strong working relationship since January 2010, the signing marked the first time in the history of St. Kitts and Nevis that two parties formalized their relationship to promote progress and democracy across the Federation through the shared principles of mutual respect, fairness, freedom and justice.

As a senior member in the Federal Cabinet, Nisbett has been the lynchpin in the existing relationship, bringing several benefits to the people of Nevis. These include over 600 PEP jobs, lap tops to over 1000 Nevisian students, and many other far-ranging benefits from all SIDF- funded programs.

The ground-breaking terms of the Contract for Progress that have been proposed include: initiating dialogue for constitutional reform; expanding the mandate and reach of the SIDF to support Kittitian and Nevisian nationals in need of financial assistance; promoting education through the expansion of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College; ensuring that the National Health Scheme covers the whole population of St. Kitts and Nevis; and improving public and tourist infrastructure across the Federation and between Basseterre and Charlestown.

The public will have a chance to weigh in before the document (The Contract) is finalized.

The recent realignment of the boundaries will also be discussed.

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