Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger’s Christmas Message 2011POSTED: 12/27/11 4:19 PM
Fellow St. Maarteners,
The Christmas season is upon us once again and it’s a wonderful time of the year. We can celebrate with loved ones, celebrate our faith at this special time of the year, and reflect upon our good fortune to live in the greatest country in the Caribbean.
On behalf of my family, the staff of the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, and myself; May God continue to bless and keep you during this holiday season and may you find and enjoy love and peace with your families.
Christmas is a time for community. This holiday season brings with it the opportunity for residents to come together in harmony to rekindle bonds of community. Let us all work together to rediscover the communal spirit that will help us to overcome the many challenges that confront our people every day.
Throughout 2011, as a country we faced and overcame many challenges. We had many achievements, and also periods of frustration. Through it all we have remained steadfast in our determination as a country to work together to improve the quality of life and the standard of living of our people.
We face many challenges but none insurmountable if we are prepared to work collectively for the development of our country and the well-being of our people.
May God’s blessings of peace and love be continuously upon us this holiday season.
May God bless our island nation and its people.
Merry Christmas St. Maarten
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure