Mark Brantley

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The Honourable

Mark Brantley
Mark Brantley 2015.jpg
Brantley in 2015
5th Premier of Nevis
Assumed office
29 October 2017
Preceded byVance Amory
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
22 February 2015
Preceded byPatrice Nisbett
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis
In office
2007–2015
Personal details
Born11 January 1969 (1969-01-11) (age 50)
Saint George Gingerland Parish, British West Indies
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies; Norman Manley Law School; University of Oxford (St Catherine's College)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer

Mark Brantley (born 11 January 1969) is the Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for St Kitts and Nevis.[1] Prior to entering politics, Brantley worked as an attorney.

Career[edit]

Legal career[edit]

Brantley is a lawyer by profession and has acted in several notable cases involving international litigation.[2] He attended secondary school at Charlestown Secondary School. He completed his higher education at the University of the West Indies where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, Upper Second Class Honors. He then attended the Norman Manley Law School where he received a Legal Education Certificate of Merit. He completed his studies at St Catherine's College, a college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (which he attended as a Commonwealth Scholar) where he completed a Bachelor of Civil Law. Brantley has been admitted to the bar in St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica.

Political career[edit]

Brantley serves as a member of the National Assembly, representing the conservative, Nevis-based Concerned Citizens' Movement. He serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the St. Christopher and Nevis Federal Government. He was formerly the Deputy Premier of the Nevis Island Administration and held the portfolio of Minister of Tourism, Health, Culture, Youth, Sports, and Community Development in that government. From 2007-2015 he served as the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. He hosts a weekly two hour political talk-show on VON Radio 860AM.

On 29 October 2017, Nevis Premier and Leader of the CCM Vance Amory stepped down, with Brantley winning the leadership roles at the CCM party convention.[3] On 18 December 2017 his party won the election, allowing him to retain his role as the Premier of Nevis.[4]

He led his party to victory in the 2017 Nevis Island Assembly election, with the CCM winning 4 of the 5 seats. He currently serves as the Premier of Nevis with a number of ministry roles on the Nevis Island Administration.

Personal life[edit]

Brantley is married with two daughters.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley".
  3. ^ "CCM holds convention: Nevis' premier to hand over leadership". The St Kitts and Nevis observer. October 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ Parker, Benjamin. "Brantley elected Premier as CCM win Nevis election". WIC News.
  5. ^ "The Observer's Man of the Year, 2010: Mark Brantley :: The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer".