The Charmain of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Mr. Edward Clarke, encourages the citizens of Barbados to love, gratitude and respect for each other, during these trying times.
The following is the full message issued for the Christmas period.
“The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) extends Season’s Greetings to all of our members, social partners, stakeholders and affiliates.
2018 has been a challenging and eventful year for the country and for many of us, nevertheless, we are grateful to have reached the season of thanksgiving, gift-giving and celebration. We understand that given the present economic realities, there may be a sense of reservation, containment and even trepidation as we count down to Christmas and the New Year.
Nevertheless, we can be encouraged as we remember that the true gifts of the Christmas season are freely available to each of us. In so doing, there will be no limitation to the giving and sharing of the true and sacred gifts including, love, peace and goodwill. Let us all recommit to liberally and abundantly sharing these sacred gifts within our businesses, communities and especially with those in need.
May the joy of Christmas fill each heart with hope, courage and determination to embrace every opportunity to show the true reason for the season.
From all of us at the BPSA, Merry Christmas!”