Good day and very Merry Christmas Bermuda.

As you and your loved ones gather to celebrate this very special day, Antoinette and I would like to offer our very best wishes to you all throughout this Christmas season

When I woke up this morning, my thoughts were on you Bermuda, because though many of us are very fortunate, it is also true that many of our families are facing economic hardship.   On this Christmas day, you are uttermost in our thoughts. 

As I reflect on the words that are woven through our Christmas songs and traditions: Love, peace, joy and hope -I am grateful for the reason we celebrate this most sacred day-the birth of Jesus the Saviour, who over 2000 years ago, humbly came into the world to spread hope and share the message of God’s unconditional love to all mankind.  

In this Christmas season and beyond, let us resolve to reflect that hope and build a future together where despite our differences, we live in our beautiful Bermuda in harmony and in the spirit of love, where our children know true joy; and where peace and prosperity is realized by all, leaving no one behind.

I’m convinced it can happen. Today and beyond, let us be inspired the example that Jesus set.  I urge those who can, to reach out in the spirit of brotherhood to give to those who are less fortunate and extend the Christmas spirit throughout the entire year.

On behalf of the Government of Bermuda and our members, we wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy and joyous New Year.  

Yours sincerely,

Hon. Craig Cannonier, JP, MP