It is with great joy that I greet you my people of the First District and the entire Virgin Islands, including all visitors to our lovely shores, in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and soon coming King. Despite our challenges in 2015, we the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands have a lot to thank God for. For sure, if you can hear, see or read this message then it means that you are still alive.
In our beautifully diverse world I take joy in wishing everyone a Happy Holidays. To be in tuned with my Christian beliefs I am inclined to wish all those who believe that Jesus is the reason for the season, a Merry Christmas; for the birth of Christ is truly the greatest love story ever told. Tradition though weighs heavy on my heart at this time of year and so, as a proud Virgin Islander, I greet you in the way we know to great each other at this special season, by simply saying Seasons’ Greetings to you and yours and special glad tidings to my people of Sixth District.
Hello Virgin Islands, I am Marlon Penn… Representative for the Eighth Electoral District, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the Visitors and Residents of the Virgin Islands and their families, especially those in District 8… a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2016.
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2015 A Merry Christmas to all: both residents and visitors of these magnificent Virgin Islands, particularly my constituents of the Third Electoral District. I am Julian Fraser, Representative for the Third District, and Leader of The Opposition. On November 16th I attended a prayer of thanksgiving service by the BVI Christian Council marking the end of our last hurricane season, to which thanks was given to God for sparing the territory yet another season from a single hurricane hit. Our territory has been fortunate in that regard, and such a service was very much in order. However, as we view the world today, we must acknowledge that the Virgin Islands are no different from Paris, Mali, or San Bernardino where residents and visitors alike has within the past weeks fallen victims to the hands of terrorists.
My fellow Virgin Islanders, residents, friends and visitors, the Christmas and Holiday Season is upon us again as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We celebration in different ways depending on customs and religion.
Romans Chapter 8, verses 37 to 39 reminds us, "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."