CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS, August 1, 2020 (BHC Media) – At a special Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster, former Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry, took the opportunity to present a comprehensive history of what is was like to live on Nevis before and after the Christena disaster.
The historic sitting was also attended by other past and present leaders including: Former Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Excellent and Right Hon. Sir Kennedy Simmonds, current Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, current Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Mark Brantley, Former Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Vance Amory and Former Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Hon. Denzil Douglas.
After the sitting on the steps on the Christena memorial a picture was taken by all the living past and present leaders of St Kitts and Nevis in a show of solidarity for the victims of the tragic Christena disaster.
Mr Parry who was Premier of Nevis from 2006 to 2013, finally looked at the present NIA ministers sitting on government benches and shared the following words of advice:
“The Nevis Island Administration is an institution that must be treasured, be valued, be uplifted. Remember every time you step in Parliament, every time you step in Cabinet, every time you are going to address somebody on a podium, remember those who died – teachers, students, civil servants who went to St. Kitts and never made it back. This island is too small, this nation is too small. If the United States of America can be crying out today and can be saying if they had different leadership, they would not have so many people dying or so many people would not have died. What about us in a small nation of 55,000?”
Watch the full video on Youtube by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMA-XRM3lXY