Pedro Shepherd President, Barbados Union of Teachers
On behalf of the Executive and membership of the Barbados Union of Teachers, I take this opportunity to extend season’s greetings and best wishes to all teachers, their families and indeed all Barbadians this Yuletide Season.
It is at this time of the year millions of people across the globe will be celebrating by redecorating their homes, buying new appliances, buying gifts for loved ones, securing food for family and friends, buying new apparel for church, parties and other special events, singing Christmas carols, hosting Christmas parties and exchanging gifts.
There will also be the exchange of best wishes for Christmas season and many other pleasantries, but let us be reminded of the true spirit and value of Christmas and that is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us therefore not forget the Christ in Christmas.
Let us live the Christmas spirit throughout the coming year. Let us love one another as Jesus loved us. Let us share with those less fortunate, let us spread the joy of Christmas all year long and most importantly let us make Jesus part of our lives.
As we celebrate the spirit of Christmas the BUT reminds the Government and all stakeholders that as the New Year beckons there are still enormous economic challenges facing this country. As a member the social partnership the union will continue to work with the other stakeholders to ensure a brighter future for all Barbadians.
We extend season’s greetings to all organisations and friends who continue to support our programmes and to our comrades and colleagues in the Caribbean Union of Teachers.
May the peace of God be yours in 2013 and may it be a year that brings success in all your endeavours. God’s Blessing to all.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”