Caribbean leaders honour dads, emphasise need for active fathers

Caribbean leaders honour dads, emphasise need for active fathers

As the world observes Father’s Day, Caribbean leaders are taking time to celebrate and reflect on the pivotal role men have played in society.

The leaders said being a father and parent is one of the most important jobs a man can have in his lifetime.

Grenadian Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell attended a church service at the Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Pomme Rose earlier today where he reminded fathers, they have a duty to not just provide but be an active participant in their children’s lives.

 

“It is a blessing to be a father, whether biologically or through your caring and nurturing nature, supporting those who need a father figure in their lives,” Mitchell stated.

 

He called on men to reach out and be a positive influence on young men and women in their lives, who do not have a father figure to guide them.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves reflected on his journey as a father saying: “The best part of being a father is to watch your children become parents and get lost in the enchanting aura of grandchildren. Today we celebrate our fathers, give thanks for the blessings of children and appreciate the women who made us fathers.”

 

The Prime Ministers of St Lucia and The Bahamas both reflected on the impact their fathers had on them as they rose to become leaders of their countries.

Prime Minister Philip Davis thanked his father for being an inspiration as he noted he was lucky to have him present in his life.

 

“This Father’s Day, I remember my father, Brave Davis Sr, and the profound impact he had on my life. Many young men in our community need that same guidance and support. Let’s be there for them, offering our wisdom, hearts, and compassion. Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there who are making a difference every day!” Davis said on X, formerly known as twitter.

Philip Pierre said his father taught him the importance of compassion for those less fortunate and to serve the community.

 

“My father, Auguste M Pierre played such an instrumental role in my life and for that I am forever grateful. He took me to my cricket training sessions, ensured that we visited the sick and shut in and taught me everyday kindness through his service to the community and interactions with strangers,” he said. “Today, Father’s Day, I honour the memory of my dad who loved and cared for our family. I miss him every day. Happy Heavenly Father’s Day Dad.”

  • PublishedJune 16, 2024