Nevis has a population of approximately 12,000 persons. With a total of 5 seats at stake whichever party wins three or more seats would form the island government. In this instance Premier Mark A.G. Brantley, leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) retained his seat and two more members of his party, Spencer Brand and Eric Evelyn, also won their seats.
So, with the seat allocation now 3:2 in favour of the CCM, they remain as the present government.
On the island of Dominica, there was a General Election held on December 6, 2022. The incumbent Dominica Labour Party won a total of 19 seats, whilst 2 independent candidates won their seats. In total,10 of the 21 seats are held by ladies.
There is clearly a “Pink Wave” of more women parliamentarians moving throughout the region, and deservedly so.
Dr Janice Daniel-Hodge, Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), won her seat as a first-time candidate in the Nevis Island Election held on December 12, 2022.