Dr. Daly lays forth his Vision for Nevis
November 25, 2019
Charlestown, Nevis (Tuesday, November 26, 2019) -Newly launched candidate for the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Dr. Kelvin Daly has said that he is “energized and focused”. Dr. Daly who is vying for the St. John’s / St. Paul’s seat was at the time addressing a group of young people in the parish of St. John’s.
While presenting his vision for the future, Dr. Daly outlined a Fair Share agreement that would guarantee the residents of Nevis its portion of the Citizen by Investment (CBI) receipts so that a better plan for the future can be established. He also promised the creation of policies that would harmonize the common need for less costly greener energy. “The island has a great need to look towards alternative sources that would be cheaper than fossil fuels,” Daly said.
On Education, Dr. Daly promised that the REACH (Recognizing Everyone’s Ability to Climb Higher) program which assisted students financially to attend the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College would be improved and reinstated with new and visionary ideas that would benefit all. It was his fervent plead to re-introduce the one-to-one laptop program. Training in skills development would be funded by the Federal government to ensure that students can remain on Nevis and receive well-needed training.
In Social Services, Dr. Daly laid out plans for a better distribution of the Poverty Alleviation Program (PAP). He opined that many Nevisians who should be benefiting from this plan do not because of partisan politics and consistently maintained that the PAP amount of $500 a month needs to be increased.
While discussing the roof replacement program, Daly gave suggestions of ways that the “one-sided” program that has been rolled out on St. Kitts can and should benefit Nevisians. “I will ensure that residents of Nevis who have had roof damage will wait no more once I am elected,” stated Daly.
In Business, Dr. Daly has undertaken to bring back the SEED program. This was an initiative that assisted in the start-up of small and medium businesses in the Federation with grants of $5000 - $100,000 at 0% interest rate.
As part of his Employment benefits, Dr. Daly pledges to work to guarantee improvements in standardize benefits and pensions for all public servants especially those who are paid on wages.
“It is unfair that a politician can collect a pension after just 8 years while an auxiliary worker walks away with no pension after 40 years of service. These are the kind of inequities that have existed for too long in this country and I will address them and work towards ending them.” concluded Dr. Daly.