Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)
The Honourable Joseph Walcott Parry, our beloved former Party President and Parliamentarian for St Thomas’s Parish, retired from active politics as of January 1st 2020.
His stellar 26 year Leadership of the NRP was eclipsed only by his exceptional 32 year commitment to the great people of his home Parish of St. Thomas. His five decades long service to country have consumed his entire life and his impact and legacy will be judged alongside the sterling contributions of our national heroes.
To know the man is to know that his heart is always with the poor and working class people of Nevis; uplifting, encouraging, empowering the masses whether they were students under his tutelage at the Charlestown Secondary School, or those in the local and regional cricketing fraternity, or those in the many constellations of the Public Service and of course the few of us who benefitted immensely from his steady and irrepressible leadership in Cabinet from 2006-2013. His Premiership of Nevis during the very dark days of the 2008-2010 global recession and the concurrently devastating loss of the Four Seasons Resort, tested his every sinew and challenged every ounce of his knowledge and experience. Not only did we survive but we became a stronger, more resilient and a more independent people. Nobody could have done it better.
To know the man is to know that he covets nothing, no power, no fame, no personal wealth, no material things. His name today remains as untouched by scandal and corruption, by greed and unethical behaviour as it has been for his entire public career. He will be the first to admit his own imperfections while surreptitiously extracting perfection from those around him. Simply put, he knew that to get the best out of people, he had to give the very best of himself even when it cost him dearly.
Nobody could have done it better.
To know the man is to know that while he has voluntarily removed himself from the rough and tumble of today’s political landscape, he will forever be present in the heart and soul of the Nevis Reformation Party, the great people of St. Thomas’s and the people of Nevis.
God bless you Mr. Parry and thank you for your sterling service to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Mr. E. Robelto Hector