President Paula-Mae Weekes has chosen to highlight the many people in the country who will find it impossible to experience the "merry" in Christmas this year.
In her Christmas message yesterday, Weekes said, "Residents of Greenvale, former Petrotrin or TSTT employees, parents of a missing child, the wife of a murder victim and sundry others may just not be feeling it.
What should be a time of hope, peace, love and joy is rather a period of sadness, frustration and despair for them.
"I congratulate sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye on her historic Commonwealth Gold Medal in the Women’s 100 meter final.
Ms. Ahye’s world class performance is a shining example of what I meant when I encouraged citizens to be the light.
Michelle fanned her personal flicker of self-belief with hard work and commitment and now her light shines golden.
I am delighted for her and for our country.
Ms. Ahye’s mother generously declared that this medal belongs not only to Michelle but also to the nation.