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Amory-and-BrantleyBasseterre, St. Kitts, 21st October, 2017 (MyVueNews.com) - Premier Vance Amory, leader of the Concerned Citizen’s Movement (CCM) confirmed that at the next Party Convention, at the end of October, he will step down as the political leader of the CCM.

 

Speaking with MyVueNews.com, Premier Amory said he had been considering the change of leadership, and in fact it had been part of the political dialogue during the past year.

 

The CCM Party’s Convention is scheduled for the end of this month, after being rescheduled several times.

 

According to Amory, the Convention will ratify a new executive to take the party into the next round of elections on Nevis.

 

Amory stated, “At that meeting, it is just to confirm the election of those persons who have been, already, identified as taking up the leadership of the party.”

 

On a personal level, Amory believes that he has made important contributions to the political landscape of Nevis over the past years with CCM, and has helped to steer the development of the Party, as well as the development of Nevis. But, as a founding member of CCM, he said it was time to move on.

 

Premier-Vance-Amory-2117“It is time for me to step down. This is nothing new, and I think at that Convention, it’s just a formality to get the Party to ratify the new Executive of the Party,” Amory reaffirmed.

 

As to whom he will pass the political baton to, Amory said that was in the hands of the Convention, but disclosed the most likely candidate.

 

He said, “The Party having met in caucus, and having discussed the whole issue over the past year, it is likely that the Convention will be asked to consider that the political leader of the Party to be the Honourable Mark Brantley.”

 

Premier Amory is one of Nevis' most outstanding citizens who has made significant contributions in the life of Nevis in areas of sports, education and politics, as examples. Amory played cricket for Nevis, the Leeward Islands and Combined Islands as a frontline batsman.

 

He taught at several schools on Nevis and was the headmaster at the Charlestown Secondary School where he oversaw the positive transformation in student performance in overseas examinations - GCEs then later CXCs.

 

After serving a stint as Nevis branch manager of the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank, Amory then served as Permanent Secretary of Finance under the Dr. Simeon Daniel led administration.

 

Thereafter, the journey began for the development of the political party that became known as the Concerned Citizens Movement. For the first time, CCM provided a second purely Nevisian option that would run the affairs of Nevis.

 

A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Amory served Nevis as premier, 2nd June 1992 to 11th July 2006, and again from 23rd January 2013 to present.



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