Nevis, West Indies’ Premier – Joseph Parry
January 7, 2009
The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) led Nevis Island Administration continues to assist patients who need Medical attention overseas.
The Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry informed residents of Nevis that in 2009 the Government will be seeking to utilize the services of the Government of Cuba.
“It has been accepted that the services in Cuba are first class and more financially friendly than any of the other services available to Nevis,” articulated Premier Parry
While discussing health services on the island, the Premier declared that the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Government will continue to upgrade the Alexandra Hospital, as well as the health centers around the island. There will also be continual investment in preventative care.
Premier Parry commended Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, the Hon. Hensley Daniel for doing an outstanding job in the area of Health.
“In spite of some rather strange and negative comments last year during the budget debate on health, I am pleased that all the clinics and the hospital are properly provided with supplies. For the first time there are a total of four ambulances available for services including two additional new ones,” noted the Premier.
In addressing Solid Waste Management on the island the Premier commended the manager and the workers of that department for the all the hard work done throughout 2008.
“As we address the matter of solid waste and Health, let us not forget that the people who lived in the vicinity of the Low Ground Solid Waste facility, where the area was infested with large flies and people had begun to experience health issues due to the poor state of the facility,” he said. The Premier continued that he was extremely pleased with the significant improvement in the department.
Premier Parry concluded that many visitors have showered compliments on the island over its general cleanliness. He also made a plea for residents and visitors to appreciate the work that is being done by the Health Department and for everyone to become part of the movement to keep Nevis clean.