Friday 15 November, 2019

PM’s Easter message: No room in T&T for divisive language, behaviour

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has extended Easter greetings to the citizens, saying there is no room in Trinidad and Tobago for divisive language and behaviour.

In a statement on Thursday, the Prime Minister said those who cultivate such evil, reap a veritable whirlwind of hate and damaging consequences.

“We live in one of the most successful multi ethnic and multicultural societies in the world. We must guard this harmony zealously. There is no room in our country for divisive language and behaviour. We must never allow the seeds of discord to be planted here. Those who cultivate such evil, reap a veritable whirlwind of hate and damaging consequences. It is our mutual respect for each other that will bind us together,” he said.

Rowley added that this period marks the culmination of Lent which offered an opportunity for fervent prayer and a deep reflection on the meaning of Easter.

He said it is his hope that reflection on the gift of the resurrection will inspire and energise citizens to become more compassionate and aware of how their actions impact on others.

“During this sacred time let us extend a helping hand to those who are in need. Let us emulate Christ’s humility and truly demonstrate what it means to love our neighbour as we love ourselves,” the Prime Minister stated.

He further wished citizens a happy and holy Easter.

“As you gather with your family and friends over the four-day holiday weekend I wish you peace.”

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