#Providenciales, 19 December, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Christmas is a time of togetherness, a respite from the rigors of every-day life to bond and rediscover the warmth of family, friends and community. It is a time to reflect on: Christ the saviour – the greatest gift of all; the year that was and to contemplate the year that lies ahead. It is therefore with thankfulness that I pause to recognise the goodness of God to our Turks and Caicos Islands and to examine my own relationships with Him, my people and my homeland.
It is in the context of these relationships that, my faith is strong and my hope springs eternal for the future of our homeland at a time of significant challenges and extraordinary possibilities. Our success will depend on our ability to build consensus from chaos and unity from division; the quality of our collective life will require solidarity and empathy. There is much talk about generosity, but also real tangible examples of it across our islands.
That is cause for celebration of, and appreciation for the many good Samaritans both corporate and individual for looking after the many hurting hungry people who depend on the compassion of neighbours throughout the year. In the spirit of love and hope let each one of us during this yuletide season stretch out a hand to bless, help and to lift, for by so doing we obey our Lord’s command to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Delthia, I and our entire family together with the Progressive National Party take enormous pleasure in wishing all a most joyous holiday season and true prosperity for 2020. May the gift of Christ reconcile us to himself; may each of us choose to be of service to our fellowmen and may we resolve to be true to our duty of care to preserve and protect our beautiful but fragile Islands.
God bless you and God bless the Turks and Caicos Islands
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
C. Washington Misick OBE; MHA
Leader of the Opposition