Virgil Browne officially launched as the St. James Parish candidate for the Nevis Reformation Party
By: T. J. Chapman
SKN PULSE, Sunday 27, November, 2016 – The Joseph Parry led Nevis Reformation Party launched a new candidate to contest the Nevis Local Elections for the parish of St. James; a seat that was unsuccessfully contested by Hon. Patrice Nisbett, ( 2001, 2006, 2011, 2013).
With wide speculation that the Nevis Island Elections could be called early in 2017, political pundits are optimistic that Browne could be a very formidable candidate and could very well gain the majority of support in the constituency based on his personality and other attributes such as his contribution to the St. James Community as a businessman, and as a sportsman as well as his parents outstanding service in the educational field.
Mr. Virgil Browne, the former Nevisian and Leeward Islands cricketer was officially introduced to supporters and friends of the Nevis Reformation Party as the candidate for the St. James Parish on the grounds of the Franklyn Browne Community Centre which was built in honour of his father.
The former West Indies Senior Team Massage Therapist studied air traffic control, meteorology and massage therapy. He was appointed therapist for the West Indies team in the 2007 World Cup campaign. After that he joined the Antigua based organization, (Antigua Hawksbills) before becoming a permanent fixture in the Senior West Indies Team Staff. Browne later joined the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in a dual role as a trainer/masseur in 2015.
The Concerned Citizens Movement has held St. James for the last 24 years. Mr. Leonard Small would have won against the then incumbent, the late Mr. Phineas Griffin of the Nevis Reformation Party in 1992 when CCM first took the reigns of power in Nevis. Since then, Hon. Jean Harris, ( 1997, 2001 and 2006) and Hon. Alexis Jeffers (2011 and 2013) would have successfully brought home St. James for CCM.
According to one political enthusiast, the Concerned Citizens Movement incumbent in Hon. Alexis Jeffers is faced with an extremely uphill task to retain the seat.