Caribbean: The year 2023 has started, and it is anticipated that this New Year will come with new and better opportunities and chances. The world leaders gathered to wish the general public on this auspicious day and wished for a happy and prosperous year ahead. The league was joined by the Caribbean leaders who wished for the health of the people and shared their future plans.
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne conveyed his wishes and asked the people and residents of the country to make the right choice as the world enters the New Year. He furthermore optimised that the country would see growth and prospects would be real, and a bright future would await if the sound government, as well as visionary leadership, continued.
In addition to this, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, addressed the general public on January 1, 2023. He expressed greetings and wished for a year filled with hope and peace. While extending wishes towards fellow Dominicans and friends of Dominica, he said, “As we reflect on everything we faced in 2022 and look to the future, two words come to mind, Gratitude and Reset.” Furthermore, he outlined his strategies for the National Reset following the snap general elections in 2022.
Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, also took social media and shared a video message. He wished a very happy new year and anticipated positive changes in all sectors of the country.
President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali, wished the people and shared a glimpse of the New Year celebrations with his family and Guyanese people. The post by the Office of the President stated, “President Dr Irfaan Ali, First Lady Arya Ali and their son, Zayd, ushered in the New Year by witnessing the colourful and vibrant annual fireworks display at Camp Ayanganna last night.”
Before this, Dr Ali and the First Lady made a brief stop at Palm Court for its annual old year’s night celebrations.
Additionally, Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness wished for a joyous, happy, safe and prosperous new year. He thanked god and embraced the New Year with optimism and positive energy. “We look forward to all the new opportunities the New Year will present with a spirit of hope, determination and faith. I wish all Jamaicans a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2023,” he stated.
Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of the twin-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis, addressed the general public on the day of New Year. He optimised that the government would continue to work for the upliftment of each and every resident of St Kitts and Nevis. He also expressed his gratitude towards the people. Further, he anticipated that the New Year would come with renewed vision, growth and transition.
Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, greeted the audience and stated that he took the opportunity to extend best wishes, on behalf of the government, my family and myself, for all our various endeavours as we step into the New Year.