(ZIZ)– Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party and former Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Joseph Parry, has offered words of advice to the island’s current leader, the Honourable Vance Amory and his team of ministers who form the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
Parry, an economist by profession, told Vybes FM’s Cris Collins on Sunday that the NIA would continue to experience difficulties if it does not cooperate with the country’s Prime Minister.
“I would tell them first of all, sit down, reconsider their own political position and seek to establish a working relationship with the Prime Minister,” he said. “Any government in Nevis must work with the government in St. Kitts if they want to progress. The two economies are so interlocked that you have to do this. If you don’t you’re going to have serious problems.”
Parry then alluded to several situations that he says strongly suggest that the NIA’s financial problem is bigger than people realise.
“We also understand that there’s a problem and Delta, Delta is the company that provides fuel for the power plant…diesel fuel, I understand that they have not been paid and I also understand that they have not been paid and the insurance for their workers, in fact, some salary workers are finding out that when they go and claim insurance that they are not being paid and they are busing the insurance company not realising that their government had not been paying the subscriptions they should be paying on a monthly basis,” he said.
Parry, who despite his Nevis Reformation Party not being in power, serves as constituency representative for the St. Thomas’ parish, listed some of his party’s growth stimulation activities. He also described the Vance Amory led NIA as visionless.
“They have no alternative of their own to ensure that the revenues are restored or revenues grow. That is the problem. I keep taking you back to the point that they have done nothing, nothing, no fiscal policies, no kind of investment policies to encourage investment in the country,” he said.