SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Leader of the National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament Silveria Jacobs issued the following New Year’s message on the eve of 2019.
“Dear people of my beloved St. Martin, I take the time today to greet you for the last time of 2018, while wishing you all the very best for 2019, individually, as a family unit, community and as a collective people of St. Martin with love from my family as well as the National Alliance family.
“2018 proved to be a very trying and difficult year of initial recovery for many of us, and while many of us are well on the way, there are those whom are still struggling to find their way.
“Today as 2019 commences I ask you to forgive those who hurt you, thank those who challenged and tested your resolve to be your best you, those who encouraged and fed into your spirit and finally those who loved you. All these experiences helped to grow you and prepare you for another day, week, year to be your best you.
“New beginnings, whether a personal new year when we celebrate a birthday, or the new calendar year, or each full moon, give us an opportunity to stop, reflect, be grateful, plan or adjust our plan, and resolve to take the necessary steps to get ours, whatever it may be!
“My prayer is that in the pursuit of your greatest self, that your actions can edify and uplift another as well as prosper the development of St. Martin as a net result.
“I pray we collaborate, cooperate and bring our collective strengths together to make our tiny part of the world a better place where all can live, love and prosper!
Let 2019 not leave a single one of us behind!
“While we continue to welcome all to our shores who seek to prosper her, let us not forget who we are and stand in our own truth first, defining who we are and what we stand for. We must not be selfish but think of the greater good of our country or what we want this country to be for years to come. The time is now!
“God bless you all, and God bless St. Martin as we celebrate the start of 2019 and truly put St. Martin first.”