Christmas Message From Premier David Burt

December 23, 2017

[Christmas message from Premier David Burt]

There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

As I reflect on those words during this holiday season, I have to pause and acknowledge the significant contribution that my family has played in my life.

I must recognize the value of the small, but fundamental lessons that I learned as a child, through our family’s traditions.

While having to sit through dinner before we were allowed to open our presents helped to teach us patience and we learned to appreciate what we were given. I watched as my mother and father welcomed people into our home during the holiday season, that raised my awareness of reaching out to others less fortunate, and the concept of togetherness.

David Burt Christmas TC Dec 22 2017

I learned the value of sharing, and that wherever I was able, I should do my part in helping to bring joy to another person’s life.

So at a time when most people are racing around buying presents, decorating their homes and preparing a wonderful meal, I encourage you to extend an invitation to someone who will be spending the holidays alone.

Many in our community have lost a loved one this year, including my own family. I encourage you to remember families who may be grieving and need a little extra support this Christmas.

Take a pot of soup and visit someone that may be ill, buy a bag of groceries for a family that may be struggling this season…reach out and spend some time with a neighbor who may be alone. Every gesture can go a long way in building a community that truly understands the value of togetherness.

As I pass on these values to my children, and spend the holidays enjoying our family, I pray that you and your family have a safe, peaceful and joyous holiday and a Happy New Year.

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  1. I I I I says:

    Count the number of times he says “I”. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. All for self!

  2. Nhakem says:

    What I would like to see someday is all three leaders PLP OBA and Governor get together and give a single speech from all to all .

    You can’t send a message and tell the public that WE should work together if you can’t all talk together.

  3. facts of the rock says:

    yup!,a full admission at last from the plp

    Friends and Family.

      • bee says:

        as part of the freinds and family, we can therefore assume that you are part of the PLP’s fascist cabal. good luck Bermuda, we are gonna need it with this type here in charge of our finances.

  4. Rohn Jankin says:

    He did not mention not to drink and drive ???

  5. wondering says:

    There is a lot of “I” in this.

  6. Betty says:

    Please stop spending and tackle the debt our children are shackled with.

  7. Stevie says:

    Onion juice get head out of the sand like all the PLP followers should do.