For the First Time in 31 Years the Concerned Citizens Movement will have a Leader who is not Hon. Vance Amory. St.Kitts-Nevis Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Health, Gender, Social Affairs, Social Development, Youth, Sports, Community Development and Culture in the Nevis Island Administration has been elected the new Leader of the Nevis’ governing Concerned Citizens Movement.
While Brantley’s nomination came last week during an executive meeting, he wasn’t elected until today (Mar. 26) at the party’s caucus, which was held at the Mount Nevis Hotel in the St. James Parish.
Brantley’s nomination was ratified at a Caucus held by the Party on Sunday afternoon and will be formalised at the party’s convention when he will officially replace Nevis’ current Premier, Hon. Vance Amory, who held the post of CCM’s Party Leader since 1986. There were absolutely no objections to the nomination or the ratification of the entire new executive including Brantley as the new leader.
Other newly elected members of the executive are:-
Hon. Alexis Jeffers – Deputy Leader
Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams – Party Chairperson
Keith Scarborough – Deputy Chairperson
Lorna Hunkins – Secretary
Oscar Walters – Treasurer
Timothy Caines – Public Relations Officer
No date has been set for CCM’s convention.
The CCM are partners in the governing Team UNITY Administration with the Peoples Labour Party and the Peoples Action Movement. The three parties came together prior to the most recent general elections in St.Kitts-Nevis to form a historic alliance which saw three major parties coming together in UNITY as a result of the cries of the people for a different more inclusive and unifying type of politics.