Caribbean: On the special occasion of the Good Friday, the leaders of the Caribbean extended their greetings to the entire Christian community on Friday, April 15, 2022. Various countries such as St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda have come out with warm wishes on the occasion.
Commonwealth of Dominica:
Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, also extended his wishes on Twitter. Along with him, his wife, Melissa Skerrit, who is parliamentary representative of Roseau Constituency greets people with warm wishes on Good Friday.
— Roosevelt Skerrit (@SkerritR) April 15, 2022
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”
— Melissa Poponne Skerrit (@MelissaSkerrit) April 15, 2022
St Kitts and Nevis:
Firstly, Outlining the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ, Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley noted, “Blessed Good Friday to everyone! Many will use today for various engagements, but please take a moment today to reflect that Christ died so that we all could live. We are all the beneficiaries of His unmerited grace and mercy.”
— Hon. Mark Brantley (@markbrantley3) April 15, 2022
In addition to that, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, also invited people on the occasion of Good Friday to fly kites. He has also shared some glimpses on social media while enjoying the day.
Antigua and Barbuda:
Prime Minister Gaston Browne stated, “May your faith in God bring peace to your heart this Good Friday and Always, have a Blessed Good Friday.”
Trinidad and Tobago:
The statement of Opposition leader Kamla Persad Bissessar on the Good Friday is as follows:
As we observe the most reverend and holy occasion of Good Friday, I would like to wish our Christian Community across the nation a blessed and prayerful day as they reflect upon the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Today, as our Christian brothers and sisters clasp their hands in prayer to reflect and offer thanks to God for giving His only begotten son to save humanity, let us all as a national community reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of his own life for the salvation of our world.
On the night before his crucifixion, in the Garden of the Gethsemane, Jesus told God, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
The statement of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on the Good Friday is as follows:
I extend Good Friday Greetings to all on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, my family, and myself as Prime Minister.
At this time two of the world’s largest religious communities are celebrating holy festivals.
Last week, you may recall, I extended Greetings to the Muslim community at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, which is considered by its members as the time in which they can search, expand and deepen their spiritual connections.
Today, I extend greetings to the Christian community as its members observe Good Friday, marking the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. This is part of Holy Week, in which the Passion narrative begins with Christ’s triumphant return to Jerusalem after his crucifixion, death and eventual resurrection on the glorious Sunday.
In the wake of the Good Friday, President Dr Irfaan Ali joined hundreds of Christians at the Lifespring Ministries, Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara.
He also addresses the community on the spot and outlines various beliefs of the Christians.
During brief remarks, President Ali highlighted the significance of the Church. President Ali stated that it is the most important part of our society.
In addition to that, he said the Church is a place where important principles such as justice, peace, tolerance, patience, and faith rest are taught to the common citizens.
Statement of Prime Minister of St Lucia Philip J Pierre on Good Friday: