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A Christmas Greeting Message – Dr. Lowell Lewis

Dr. Lowell Lewis, Former Chief Minister

Fellow  Montserratians,  it is an honor and privilege to offer Christmas greetings for the 10th time as a Legislator,  an elected representative of you the residents  and people of our beloved island.  Montserrat.   I wish you all  a blessed peaceful and happy Christmas and  a healthy and successful New  Year , 2011.

2010 will be remembered for the passing of the Mighty Arrow,   Mr Alphonsus  Cassell.  An icon of our time.   The motorcade that strung a necklace of lights around the northern villages of Montserrat  will be remembered for a long time, and just as we reveled in his creations during the all day celebration of his life,  at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, we will continue to enjoy his music  for the rest of our lives.

2010 will also be remembered for the new Montserrat Constitution Order  and the opportunity we had and still have,  to discuss openly   the rights for freedom of our people and be reminded  that as legislators,   it is  our duty  to recognize the contributions of our predecessors,  and our responsibility to achieve their  visions for us.

The Montserrat Constitution order has put us back 30 years in our fight to end colonial rule and bring political and economic freedom to the people of Montserrat, but has created the   background and basis for my Christmas  and New Year wishes for  Montserrat and  our people.

My principal  wish is for the end of greed and selfishness which feeds divisive politics and hinders  the economic empowerment and progess of our island.

The Hon Chief Minister has set the stage for achieving the status of National Hero, by not only commissioning a group to draft a constitution for an independent Montserrat,  but also advising me to draft his deputy in to the group, and indicating his willingness to serve as a special advisor to the committee.

I know that like me, he recognizes that it is his duty to complete  the work of  Robert  Griffith, W H Bramble,  Percival Austin Bramble and John Osborne.    He knows of the inappropriateness of political power being vested in non elected legislators and will surely end this affront to democracy at the earliest opportunity.

My second wish for Christmas, is that the Government of Montserrat would upstage and pre-empt the coming New Year Royal awards ,  by passing in the Legislative Council an impromptu resolution  or motion, to award posthumously,  the award of “The Montserrat Star”  to Alphonsus Cassell,    William H Bramble , and Elaudo Equiano for their contributions to the local and international community.   And  also to Robert Griffith and the Heroes to 1768 Montserrat  revolt , for their contributions to the local community.    Dr John Osborne and Sir Howard Fergus should also get their Montserrat Star award, while they are alive.

In  keeping  with my earlier recommendation for another group of awards,  the late  Mr Joseph Meade , past Speaker of the Montserrat Legislative Council, should be among those considered for a posthumous award  of a Montserrat  cross.

I extend to the family of John Osborne,  wishes for comfort and peace at a very difficult time.  I continue to pray that Mr Osborne  gets to see the fulfillment of his planting a seed of economic empowerment , by being able to witness the birth of a Little Bay Town, featuring  some local ownership and development,  rather than exclusively foreign inward investment.

I extend Christmas greetings  to all my colleagues in the medical and nursing profession,  in Montserrat, Antigua, the Caribbean  and the United kingdom.  I  thank them for their support and tolerance of my dalliance in politics.

Thank you and best wishes for  a happy Christmas and  prosperous New year to all utility workers, public servants and members of all the charitable and volunteer agencies and groups.  The Christmas spirit lives in you all throughout the whole year.

Thank you and  best wishes to supporters of the Montserrat  Democratic Party ,  and the Hon Speaker and fellow members of the Montserrat  Legislative Council.

Finally, I thank   and  extend best wishes   for  a happy,  healthy Christmas and New Year  to my family and friends who are scattered around the world.

I love you all.

Your humble  servant

Lowell  Lewis

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Dr. Lowell Lewis, Former Chief Minister

Fellow  Montserratians,  it is an honor and privilege to offer Christmas greetings for the 10th time as a Legislator,  an elected representative of you the residents  and people of our beloved island.  Montserrat.   I wish you all  a blessed peaceful and happy Christmas and  a healthy and successful New  Year , 2011.

2010 will be remembered for the passing of the Mighty Arrow,   Mr Alphonsus  Cassell.  An icon of our time.   The motorcade that strung a necklace of lights around the northern villages of Montserrat  will be remembered for a long time, and just as we reveled in his creations during the all day celebration of his life,  at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, we will continue to enjoy his music  for the rest of our lives.

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2010 will also be remembered for the new Montserrat Constitution Order  and the opportunity we had and still have,  to discuss openly   the rights for freedom of our people and be reminded  that as legislators,   it is  our duty  to recognize the contributions of our predecessors,  and our responsibility to achieve their  visions for us.

The Montserrat Constitution order has put us back 30 years in our fight to end colonial rule and bring political and economic freedom to the people of Montserrat, but has created the   background and basis for my Christmas  and New Year wishes for  Montserrat and  our people.

My principal  wish is for the end of greed and selfishness which feeds divisive politics and hinders  the economic empowerment and progess of our island.

The Hon Chief Minister has set the stage for achieving the status of National Hero, by not only commissioning a group to draft a constitution for an independent Montserrat,  but also advising me to draft his deputy in to the group, and indicating his willingness to serve as a special advisor to the committee.

I know that like me, he recognizes that it is his duty to complete  the work of  Robert  Griffith, W H Bramble,  Percival Austin Bramble and John Osborne.    He knows of the inappropriateness of political power being vested in non elected legislators and will surely end this affront to democracy at the earliest opportunity.

My second wish for Christmas, is that the Government of Montserrat would upstage and pre-empt the coming New Year Royal awards ,  by passing in the Legislative Council an impromptu resolution  or motion, to award posthumously,  the award of “The Montserrat Star”  to Alphonsus Cassell,    William H Bramble , and Elaudo Equiano for their contributions to the local and international community.   And  also to Robert Griffith and the Heroes to 1768 Montserrat  revolt , for their contributions to the local community.    Dr John Osborne and Sir Howard Fergus should also get their Montserrat Star award, while they are alive.

In  keeping  with my earlier recommendation for another group of awards,  the late  Mr Joseph Meade , past Speaker of the Montserrat Legislative Council, should be among those considered for a posthumous award  of a Montserrat  cross.

I extend to the family of John Osborne,  wishes for comfort and peace at a very difficult time.  I continue to pray that Mr Osborne  gets to see the fulfillment of his planting a seed of economic empowerment , by being able to witness the birth of a Little Bay Town, featuring  some local ownership and development,  rather than exclusively foreign inward investment.

I extend Christmas greetings  to all my colleagues in the medical and nursing profession,  in Montserrat, Antigua, the Caribbean  and the United kingdom.  I  thank them for their support and tolerance of my dalliance in politics.

Thank you and best wishes for  a happy Christmas and  prosperous New year to all utility workers, public servants and members of all the charitable and volunteer agencies and groups.  The Christmas spirit lives in you all throughout the whole year.

Thank you and  best wishes to supporters of the Montserrat  Democratic Party ,  and the Hon Speaker and fellow members of the Montserrat  Legislative Council.

Finally, I thank   and  extend best wishes   for  a happy,  healthy Christmas and New Year  to my family and friends who are scattered around the world.

I love you all.

Your humble  servant

Lowell  Lewis