As we head into the third day of the brand new 12 months, we must always achieve this with enthusiasm. In his New Yr’s message, the Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka spoke about rising from adversity, to assemble a brand new homeland of prosperity, secured by peace and goodwill.
It’s greater than attainable, he mentioned, to realize the change to larger dwelling requirements and a greater high quality of life.
He spoke about hope and belief, about revival, awakening and renewed spirit.
He spoke about uncertainty, and why we should unite to beat challenges. Self-sacrifice, he mentioned, have to be made so we are able to re-discover the spirit of togetherness as a household, neighborhood and as a nation.
He spoke concerning the “harmonious coming collectively of our numerous communities with their completely different origins, cultures and languages”.
“Historical past positioned us collectively. It’s for us now to create one other historical past, one in every of friendship and shared goal and goals.”
He spoke a few New Yr decision for Fiji.
“We resolve as residents of this nation to see past these issues which have saved us aside; to place behind us the damage, the sorrow, and the tragedies.
“We resolve to be happy with our variations, to rejoice and settle for them as a part of a nationwide id that provides us the muse and energy for remaking Fiji.
“I see a brand new Fiji of limitless promise, with poverty eliminated and alternatives for all.”
As we transfer into the brand new 12 months, we mirror on occasions which have formed our nation, and look ahead with optimism.
We glance as much as the powers that be to empower us, to dwell the lives we select, and dream of.
We hope for good governance and embrace the liberty to decide on. We additionally take the chance to want everybody who has to return to work at present the easiest. Let’s make it occur from at present.
We acknowledge all those that needed to work over the festive season to maintain our financial system churning.
As soon as once more, we acknowledge the frontliners, the shopkeepers, grocery store employees, bus drivers, cab drivers, journalists, these engaged on our ships connecting our islands, these within the tourism trade, and everybody else who needed to be at work.
After one other lengthy weekend, understandably it will likely be tough for many individuals to get again into the grind at present.
However we should. Let’s look ahead to an awesome begin for the 12 months, and work collectively to maneuver our nation ahead. We want you properly in no matter you do. Keep properly and keep secure!