The evolution of our society has always hinged on improved technology. The development of the printing press allowed more people, centuries ago, to learn to read, to become independent thinkers. Those books and pamphlets instead of being handwritten were printed for the masses and inspired revolutions that advanced our society.
Let me first take this time to wish one and all a very happy new year. My prayer for you in 2016 is that the Lord continues to bless your lives, and for all of us in this Territory to work collectively to advance, what I believe is the greatest place to call home, the Virgin Islands.
I am pleased that the Government of the Virgin Islands, through the Ministry of Communications and Works, is able to continue rehabilitation works, to repair damage caused to the Territory's roads in 2010, as a result of Tropical Storm Otto.
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.