PR – As we observe this religious and festive season of Christmas, The Grenada Movement offers warm greetings to all Grenadians.
Notwithstanding that this year we are facing the season under a dark cloud of crisis because of the alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, we call upon you to draw deeply on your reserves of hope, of goodwill and resilience. We implore our Grenadian brothers and sisters, affected by the pandemic in one way or another, not to be daunted, though the road ahead may seem impassable.
Deep within the Grenadian character, there is a strength in all of us that has carried us through the worst of times and has allowed us to continue to stand as a resilient people. Let us keep each other in our thoughts and prayers, as we each face our own challenges. This year most of our usual activities and observances have been curtailed, through no fault of the Grenadian people; thus, we must seek to find faith and joy amid the worry of our current and unfortunate situation.
To the families and individuals who have felt the direct burden of COVID-19, we offer you solidarity and wish for your recovery within the shortest possible time. This season of love and giving presents a wonderful opportunity for all of us to renew the Grenadian spirit of fraternity and faith, to be each other’s keeper and to offer our greatest strength to the least among us.
The Grenada Movement understands the deep sense of disappointment and betrayal that most Grenadians now feel towards those in whom we have placed our trust and our lives and who, through irresponsible leadership, have brought to our doors a health catastrophe never faced before. We urge the government to use this season of rebirth and renewal to make right the wrongs that the Grenadian people have been forced to endure.
The careless acts that have led us to this place at this time; the fear and uncertainty that have been unleashed on the people will shake our faith, but we must not buckle under the insensitivity of our indifferent leaders. Now more than ever, as Grenadians, we must stand tall, undaunted by the tides of hopelessness that seek to overwhelm us. As Grenadians, we must stand tall as our forebears did before us.
As we spend time in our own spaces of meditation and reflection and when we sit down to enjoy a meal with our families; let us see ourselves reflected in their faces; let us realise the common destiny that we share as Grenadians and let us commit to renewal across our land and in our lives. As the pandemic grows increasingly more dangerous for us here in Grenada, it is absolutely important that each of us takes up our individual responsibility to reverse it and turn it away from our shores.
The battle is for us to win. Our individual and collective responsibility will deliver the victory. Grabbing hold of our destiny could not be more urgent than now. Uniting as a People could not be more critical than now. A brighter day is within our reach. With TGM, it is surely closer than the horizon.
We of TGM offer hope and our hand, to work together to save and build a better and stronger Grenada that will let our generations live in peace – in a land where hope comes easily and where goodwill is commonplace.
We wish each and every Grenadian a season of good cheer. May God continue to bless us and bless our Land.