Charlestown, Nevis (Tuesday, January 13, 2015)-The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) candidate for Nevis 10 (St. George) in the next Federal election, Mr. Cory Tyson, hosted a very successful “Back to School” party at the Hanley’s Road Playfield on Sunday, January 11th.
The party was the creative idea of Mr. Cory Tyson and his #Team Cory Organization.
Scores of children and their parents from Rawlins in the north, Zion in the east, Pond Hill in the west and down south Hanley’s Road attended the event, and shared in the food, drinks, music, bouncing castle and gifts presented to them by party host, Cory Tyson.
Happiness, and a general sense of camaraderie pervaded the atmosphere, at what is believed to be the first-ever “Back to School” party put on by a sitting representative or candidate for St. George’s, Gingerland.
“It was a lovely Sunday, as I spent the day with the children of the community having fun. I was delighted to watch my children and others enjoying the day – eating, laughing and expressing their happiness in playing games and receiving their gifts,” Tyson, 37, said.
“I pledge to always be a community activist in my parish of St. George’s, and Gingerlanders know it is clearly time for a change for the better, and I am willing to be a part of that change”, said Tyson.
There has been a flurry of activities taking place in the “near forgotten” constituency ever since Tyson threw his hat into the political ring at a Grand Launch at the Hard Times Playing Field in November 2014. According to Tyson and his team he is ‘ready for the challenge’ of being a hard-working and progressive Federal parliamentary representative for the area of St. George’s, that he loves so much.
The constituency has been represented by Premier Vance Amory for a cumulative 52 years, (25 at the Federal level, and 27 in the Nevis Island Assembly) without noticeable improvements. Just last week, Tyson posted a picture on his Facebook page of a rusting roof, crying out for a coat of paint, at the Gingerland Primary School, his alma mater.
In the Federal Parliament, Premier Vance Amory has been a “virtual bench-warmer” on the opposition benches for all these 25 years, and has recently been relegated to a junior clerk in the Unity Concoction.
The Tyson launch has created a buzz of optimism, especially among the young, and in particular among first-time voters, who have known nothing but a disinterested Vance Amory in their life-time.
Political onlookers say a “seismic shift” is taking place in the constituency, as Gingerlander’s yearn for better representation.
One parent was heard to remark at the party – “The change is coming, and the time is now!”