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December 20, 2013
We in SVG are fortunate and, I should say, ‘blessed’

Fri Dec 20, 2013

Editor: Christmas is only few days away and so is also the closing of the year. As we would reflect on this year, putting aside our political differences, we can all agree that things have been hard economically for many.{{more}}

Yet amidst the economic challenges we have survived.

There are, however, many things to be thankful for as a people. Many countries in the Caribbean are sending home workers, including Barbados, where some 3,000 workers are to be sent home. Some have already been sent home and would thus be having a bad Christmas, while more are to be sent home. We in SVG are fortunate and, I should say, “blessed” that this occurrence is not taking place here. Civil servants have not missed a month when they did not get their salaries. Businesses are still opening and people are being employed. These are things to be thankful for.

We in SVG ought to be thankful that for some classes of workers their salaries compared with some Caribbean countries are higher. I know we still have some way to go in terms of satisfactory wages and salaries. But we know comparatively speaking it is not bad.

We are more peaceful than plenty countries in the world and we can get some things free, like in some communities – breadfruit, fish and ground provisions – just to name a few, unlike many countries of the world where nothing is free, but rather expensive.

Incidentally, this will be my last article for 2013. I therefore take this opportunity to wish all my readers a blessed Christmas and a successful 2014. I would like to thank also my editors for allowing me the opportunities to write in your newspaper. So, I wish you the editor and family a blessed and Christ centered Christmas and look forward to your continued cooperation in 2014.

To the many persons who look forward to my articles weekly and to those who would take the time out to express their appreciation for my writing and for their encouragement, I say thanks. I shall endeavour by the help of the Lord to continue to write in the coming year and look forward to serving you. Once again thanks and may God bless you all.

Kennard King