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GOV. CHARLES W. TURNBULL'S NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE

As we end this first year of the 21st Century and the Third Millennium, a New Year dawns with great prospects of promise and progress as we must reflect on the accomplishments and tragedies of 2001 in a context of reflection and soul searching. Let us take time during the next few days to prioritize our goals and dreams for the year 2002 in order to create a more meaningful, peaceful and prosperous existence for our community and ourselves, especially the children. Indeed, we have witnessed our share of challenges in the year 2001, and while our lives in the Virgin Islands may not be ideal, and we still have many obstacles to overcome, we continue to enjoy a peace and contentment that most people in the world do not have the privilege of experiencing. For that, let us be grateful to our Creator.
In the year 2002, let us reinforce our collective resolve to improve the living and working conditions in these islands for all. Let us ensure that people are safe in their homes, that they have decent shelter over their heads, that they are economically empowered, and that they can raise their children with hope and a sense of accomplishment. We also must consider that a global agenda of peace and prosperity must exist for all the people in the world, that the collective good of humanity lies in our ability to forge human connections that promote decency and dignity for all of God's children. Together, let us stand firm in our determination to make the Virgin Islands a showcase of democracy and freedom. Together, we must share a collective vision that ensures every Virgin Islander has a chance – a chance at life empowered by a sound education and a moral and spiritual base that serve as the cornerstone for a productive, successful life.
My hope for all Virgin Islanders is that the year 2002 will be more peaceful, prosperous and productive than 2001. Let us dream and work together as a people that this vision will become a reality. If we toil in unity, our task will be less overwhelming and more achievable and bearable. If we love and care for each other, then our labor will not be in vain. Truly, the best hope for the year 2002 comes from re-affirming our commitment to continue to strive for a better life and a better future for our children. Our children must be loved nurtured and educated. They are our future. May God bless them. May God bless all of you in the days and months ahead, and may He bless America, the United States Virgin Islands and may He order our footsteps to better aid His work here on Earth. Happy New Year!

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As we end this first year of the 21st Century and the Third Millennium, a New Year dawns with great prospects of promise and progress as we must reflect on the accomplishments and tragedies of 2001 in a context of reflection and soul searching. Let us take time during the next few days to prioritize our goals and dreams for the year 2002 in order to create a more meaningful, peaceful and prosperous existence for our community and ourselves, especially the children. Indeed, we have witnessed our share of challenges in the year 2001, and while our lives in the Virgin Islands may not be ideal, and we still have many obstacles to overcome, we continue to enjoy a peace and contentment that most people in the world do not have the privilege of experiencing. For that, let us be grateful to our Creator.
In the year 2002, let us reinforce our collective resolve to improve the living and working conditions in these islands for all. Let us ensure that people are safe in their homes, that they have decent shelter over their heads, that they are economically empowered, and that they can raise their children with hope and a sense of accomplishment. We also must consider that a global agenda of peace and prosperity must exist for all the people in the world, that the collective good of humanity lies in our ability to forge human connections that promote decency and dignity for all of God's children. Together, let us stand firm in our determination to make the Virgin Islands a showcase of democracy and freedom. Together, we must share a collective vision that ensures every Virgin Islander has a chance - a chance at life empowered by a sound education and a moral and spiritual base that serve as the cornerstone for a productive, successful life.
My hope for all Virgin Islanders is that the year 2002 will be more peaceful, prosperous and productive than 2001. Let us dream and work together as a people that this vision will become a reality. If we toil in unity, our task will be less overwhelming and more achievable and bearable. If we love and care for each other, then our labor will not be in vain. Truly, the best hope for the year 2002 comes from re-affirming our commitment to continue to strive for a better life and a better future for our children. Our children must be loved nurtured and educated. They are our future. May God bless them. May God bless all of you in the days and months ahead, and may He bless America, the United States Virgin Islands and may He order our footsteps to better aid His work here on Earth. Happy New Year!