Caribbean: On the eve of GOOD FRIDAY, the Caribbean leaders extended warm wishes to the citizens of their respective countries, especially to the Christian society. Good Friday was observed on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Below are the wishes of the Caribbean leaders:
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, wished the Christian population, stated, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.”
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed," 1 Peter 2:24. #GoodFriday pic.twitter.com/NLH71B1BRp
— Roosevelt Skerrit (@SkerritR) April 15, 2022
Meanwhile, the wife of PM Skerrit – Melissa Poponne Skerrit, while wishing the people on Good Friday via her Twitter account, wrote, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”
-1 Peter 3:18 #GoodFriday 🙏 pic.twitter.com/li7AGxlLmJ
— Melissa Poponne Skerrit (@MelissaSkerrit) April 15, 2022
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda – Gaston Browne, extending wishes, cited, “May your faith in God bring peace to your heart this Good Friday and Always, have a Blessed Good Friday.”
Statement of St Lucian Prime Minister Philip J Pierre, on the eve, cites, “This morning, I joined the parishioners at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marchand for “Way of the Cross” as we commemorated the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The latter part of my day is being spent working on my first policy statement as Prime Minister for Budget 2022/23, to be held on Tuesday, April 26 2022. I do hope that you will join me for this presentation. Blessed Good Friday, everyone. Have a safe Easter.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister of St Lucia – Ernest Hilaire, on the eve of Good Friday, said, “Jesus Christ took all in silence because he accepted us in him. I hope we can return the same to him. Have a blessed Good Friday to all persons in Castries South and Saint Lucia.”
Wish of Saint Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister and Nevis Premier – Mark Brantley wished people, wrote, “Blessed Good Friday to everyone! Many will use today for various engagements, but please take a moment today to reflect that Christ died so that we all could live. We are all the beneficiaries of His unmerited grace and mercy.”
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Keith Rowley, asserted, “I extend Good Friday Greetings to all on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, my family, and myself as Prime Minister.
At this time, two of the world’s largest religious communities are celebrating holy festivals.
Last week, you may recall, I extended Greetings to the Muslim community at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, which is considered by its members as the time in which they can search, expand and deepen their spiritual connections.
Today, I extend greetings to the Christian community as its members observe Good Friday, marking the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. This is part of Holy Week, in which the Passion narrative begins with Christ’s triumphant return to Jerusalem after his crucifixion, death and eventual resurrection on the glorious Sunday.”