PR – Senator the Honorable Norland Cox has been confirmed as the New National Party’s (NNP’s) Caretaker of the South St. George Constituency. Delegates and observers of the NNP South St. George Constituency Branch, came out on Monday 31st, January at the Grenada Trade Centre where Senator Cox was unanimously supported as the party’s new flag bearer for the next General Election.
Supported by several high profile figures within the New National Party led by General Secretary Mr. Roland Bhola, Deputy General Secretary and Member of Parliament for the Town of St. George Honorable Peter David, present Member of Parliament for South St. George and Minister of Health Nickolas Steele, newly appointed Constituency Caretaker of the St. George North East Constituency Nimrod Ollivierre and past caretaker/Senator/ Minister of Government Mrs. Ann David Antoine. Senator Cox was declared the official party constituency caretaker after being nominated on the floor by the outgoing Member of Parliament and constituency caretaker Honorable Nickolas Steele.
Affectionately describing Senator Cox as a “Good Comrade”, Honorable Peter David stated that like himself “Senator Cox is an individual who honestly and sincerely cares about people.”
Honorable David in his endorsement, pledged the full support of the Town of St. George Constituency and urged those gathered to continue focusing on carrying out the work necessary to secure victory at the polls for Senator Cox and the New National Party.
Meanwhile, in handing over the baton of the constituency to Senator Cox, present Member of Parliament Nickolas Steele gave his full endorsement of Cox. Steele described Cox as a man of the people whom the people of the South had taken to very easily.
“I proudly stand here to endorse him and at the same time proudly recognize those who went before me such as Sister Ann David Antoine and Sister Alexandra Otway – who is not on island – but sends her full love and support to Brother Norland Cox and she asked me to pass that on to you. You have something once again which is unique in the NNP that you have every single past candidate in the South standing behind the present candidate.”
Minister Steele also took the opportunity to thank the people of South St. George Constituency stating that he is been proud to have been given the opportunity to serve as their representative.
In his inaugural address as the caretaker of South St George Minister Cox spoke to the way forward under his leadership while also reflecting on the past “And so tonight, I am here to declare that I Norland Sebastian Cox is committed to the service of the people of this constituency; to the service of the New National Party and is even more committed to the service of the entire state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
I have no illusions about the work we must put in together as we move forward; but rest assured that I am not daunted. Together we shall go down into the trenches; we will go and meet the people where they are; and together we will fine-tune this New National Party agenda of people’s empowerment.”
WHO IS NORLAND COX?
Brother Norland Cox is a Member of Parliament in the Government of Grenada. He was first appointed to the Upper House of Parliament in December 2014. He currently serves as the Minister for Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Transport and Implementation. He previously served as the Minister for Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Arts from 2018 to 2020.
Brother Norland was born on the island of Carriacou in the village of Dover. He is married to Deann Cox and is the father of four children, two girls and two boys. Norland has been a model public servant, who served for a period of seventeen (17) years; first as an Agricultural Instructor in the Ministry of Carriacou & Petite Martinique Affairs for fifteen years serving several communities including farmers mainly in the areas of Veterinary Health and livestock production.
He then later served as Health Services Administrator at the Princess Royal Hospital overseeing the day to day operations of the facility. He has served with distinction, which reinforced his ability to manage and lead to achieve outstanding success.
Brother Norland has training and qualifications in the following areas:
· Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health,
· Project Management, Oil and Gas Exploration,
· Marine Surveying,
· Project Proposal Development and Writing, and Management Studies.
He has a strong desire to serve and a passion for youth advancement and development. Norland is a results-oriented person and advocates strongly for teamwork in everything he does. He has successfully prepared and secured funding for many significant community development projects and continues to do extensive work in that area to create more opportunities for young people. He has a keen interest in the national development, and he sees enormous opportunities to harness our social assets for the future development of Grenada. Brother Norland has always been a servant of the people and that remains his goal to this day.