Governor of St. Maarten’s Christmas Message 2009 


It’s Christmas time once again, and the Lt.Governor has the following message to express his best wishes for the Christmas Season and the New Year to come.

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It is that time of the year when families and friends are coming together to share in the joy and celebration of the Christmas spirit.   

One of the amazing things about the Christmas holidays is that is never grows old.  Each year it comes and goes and we look forward to its return next year. 

Christmas has a special meaning for each of us, whether we are rich or poor, old or young.  Christmas for all of us is a time to celebrate, and share the joy we feel when family and friends come together.   

It is a time for sharing, bonding and for spending quality time.  

It is also a time for forgiveness, generosity, compassion and tolerance.   

As a nation, we must remember those less fortunate and give something to help provide joy and comfort to the elderly, the homeless and the lonely. 

Let each of us as a community try to share something with someone this Christmas.  May it be a small gift, a meal, a helping hand or just to say Merry Christmas and May God Bless You. 

I urge all St. Maarteners and other inhabitants of the island to take this Christmas spirit into the New Year 2010 and beyond for the good of our island nation. 

On behalf of my family, Angela, Joaquim and Keshia and members of my cabinet, I extend sincere wishes for a Christmas filled with peace, love and thanksgiving. 

Wishing all St. Maarteners, residents and visitors alike a happy, prosperous, healthy and safe holiday season. 

Merry Christmas St. Maarten! 

Governor Franklyn Richards