• 21 SEP 2016
  • TOPICS: 54th Independence | caricom | Independence Day | Message to the Nation

Prime Minister Rowley’s Independence Message to the Nation 2016

As individuals, on our journey to adulthood we often crave independence. We wish to free ourselves from the dictates of parents, guardians, supervisors. But as we mature we realize that with independence comes great responsibility, hope and expectation. We are responsible for our actions, the consequences of our decisions and more importantly, to achieve our goals we need to work with and through others.

So too as a sovereign nation, independence demands a clear vision for our developmental path while remaining cognizant of local, regional and international trends.