CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Attorney-at-law Mark Brantley was Tuesday sworn in as the fourth Premier of the island of Nevis during a special sitting of the High Court in Charlestown.
During the ceremony, Brantley was presented with his instruments of appointment by acting deputy governor general Marjorie Morton. He also took the oaths of allegiance and secrecy before Justice Pearletta Lanns.
The ceremony, which was witnessed by a courtroom packed with colleagues, family, friends and well wishers, came hours after the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) swept the Nevis Island Assembly elections with a 4-1 victory over the Nevis Reformation Party of former premier Joseph Parry.
The date for the swearing in of the new Cabinet is to be announced shortly.