Guest Info

Mark Brantley, born on January 11, 1969, is a prominent figure in St Kitts and Nevis. He currently serves as the Premier of Nevis and previously held the Minister of Foreign Affairs position. In a significant turn of events on May 10, 2022, Dr Timothy Harris, facing a Motion of No Confidence and the loss of support as Prime Minister dissolved the Parliament and purportedly revoked the appointment of over 50% of his former Cabinet, including Mark Brantley.

Before his current role, Honourable Brantley held the position of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from 2007 to 2015. He is a dedicated family man, married with two daughters.

Mark Brantley pursued his education in law, studying at the University of the West Indies and obtaining his Legal Education Certificate of Merit from Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. He further expanded his legal expertise by acquiring a Bachelor of Civil Law from St. Catherine College, University of Oxford. Before entering politics, Brantley practised as an attorney, effectively utilising his legal background.

About the Show

The concept of national identity plays a crucial role in shaping a country’s cultural, social, and political fabric. In the case of Nevis, an idyllic island nestled in the Caribbean, this question of national identity takes centre stage.

In this episode, Rajan Nazran is joined by a friend and Premier of this incredible destination, H.E. Mark Brantley, a prominent figure in Nevisian politics who has been instrumental in championing the cause of national identity and promoting the uniqueness of Nevisian culture.

From its indigenous Caribbean inhabitants to its colonial past under British rule, the island has experienced a multitude of influences that have shaped its cultural fabric. Mark recognizes the importance of preserving this history and talks about ensuring that future generations understand and appreciate their heritage.

Mark Brantley also recognizes that a strong national identity is closely linked to sustainable development and economic growth. Giving more details about the nation’s strength, Nevis enhances their Covid and Covid management situation and about being flexible leadership.

Mark Brantley’s vision for Nevisian identity involves a continued commitment to preserving the island’s cultural heritage, promoting sustainable development, and fostering unity among the people. With his leadership, Nevis is poised to embrace the future while staying rooted in its unique identity.

Tune into this podcast now!

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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