We are at the cusp of recovery as borders begin to open and countries return to some form of normalcy - Ratu Wiliame

We are at the cusp of recovery as borders begin to open and countries return to some form of normalcy - Ratu Wiliame

By Shanil Singh
Saturday 25/12/2021
Ratu Wiliame Katonivere

President, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere says we are at the cusp of recovery as borders slowly begin to open and countries return to some form of normalcy.

In his Christmas message, Ratu Wiliame says for 2 years our country and the entire world has been plagued by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus and yet we have been resilient and remain determined.

He says they are cautiously observing the new Omicron variant and taking prudent steps to protect ourselves but are moving forward.

Ratu Wiliame has thanked all citizens who have been vaccinated because vaccinations are our surest line of defence against this virus no matter how many variants it spawns.

The President says these past two years have indeed left us weary, devastated and uncertain and it is when we are weary that we must remember the three Christian virtues of faith, hope and love.

He says faith gives us the strength to fight, hope gives us the belief that we will overcome this challenge and shed this burden and love impels us to embrace our fellow human beings and do what we must for the common good.

Ratu Wiliame adds the birth of Christ signifies the birth of a promise that ended in the perfect sacrifice when he gave himself up for our sins.

He says this paved the way for Christianity as a sort of renewal of the relationship between the divine and the human bodies.

Ratu Wiliame says therefore in this season of Christmas we should renew our resolve to become better citizens and strive for equity.

He says Christmas is a time of joy so people should celebrate it with families and cast aside animosity, bring forgiveness and understanding to strained relationships, and embrace each other to put an end to conflicts that have been allowed to fester.

Ratu Wiliame says we should continue to build better relationships and rejoice in what we have rather than regret the loss of what might have been.

He says when we reach out to help others, we are helping make Fiji a better place and this is the least we can do this Christmas.

Ratu Wiliame has also reminded Fijians that we are not out of the woods yet as we battle with COVID-19 and its variants but we can certainly celebrate responsibly.

He adds we need to embrace the joy of Christmas and continue to care for our children, the vulnerable and our loved ones.



Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
All Blacks 7s claim both Sydney 7s men’s and women’s titles
Serious questions are being asked after yet another dismal performance by the Fiji Airways men’s 7s team in the HSBC World 7s Series.
5 days ago

Womens Rugby World Cup 2022
Quarter-final qualification is now the goal for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15’s following their 21-17 victory against South Africa.
110 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
140 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had a total package for the year of $387,790.08 and received $32,315.84 per month - Amrit
Fijian Broadcasting Corporation Chair, Ajay Bhai Amrit stresses the former CEO, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had a total package for the year of $387,790.08 an...
11 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Grammy Awards 2023: Beyoncé becomes the biggest winner in history
Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time, after collecting her 32nd trophy at this year's ceremony. The singer ...
11 hours ago

Millions of tonnes of waste dumped at Naboro Landfill since its inception in August 2005
The Naboro Landfill has received 1,295,651 tonnes of waste since its inception in August 2005 to December last year, and the tonnage of waste landing ...
11 hours ago

CWM Board of Visitors confirms clean up day on Feb 25th
Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Board of Visitors Chair, Dr Esther Williams has stated they are having a Clean Up Day on Saturday, February ...
11 hours ago

Beyoncé leads nominations for Grammys and might break record for most wins
Beyoncé is the top nominee for the 65th annual Grammy Awards, with all but one of her nine nods coming for her dance-heavy album ...
15 hours ago

Prof.Prasad having several high-level bilateral engagements with Indian Government Ministers
Fiji's discussions in India will be focused on advancing India-Fiji economic relations and bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual strategic ...
15 hours ago

TOP