#Providenciales, March 8, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – My fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, as we join the rest of the World in celebrating International Women’s Day which is observed annually on March 8th , I wish to pay special tribute to all women throughout the length and breadth of our country.
As a people, we take great pride in having a notable number of women in leadership roles and in key positions in both the public and private sector in almost every facet of society.
On behalf of my ministry and my government, I wish to congratulate all women on their various accomplishments, as we honor and celebrate the contributions they continue to make to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In many ways, women represent the strong fabric that keeps society together and shapes the world in which we live. It is obvious that many of our women have successfully mastered the theme and I can boldly say that our country would not be where it is today without the sacrifice, hard work and dedication that our women have made over the years and continue to make.
As we celebrate this year under the theme, “Balance for Better”, I wish to pledge the support of my Ministry and my government to continuing to develop and strengthen programmes that will advance the rights of women and encourage more of them to strive for excellence and contribute to the development of our country.
Today I also wish to encourage the older women in our society to ensure that the younger ones are not left behind or at risk. We are living in a rapidly changing society and world, so I urge you to be excellent role models for them.
Once again it is my pleasure to wish all women a Happy International Women’s Day 2019.