Twenty Twelve was a good year overall and development must continue in 2013, says National Security Minister Jack Warner.
Warner, also chairman of the United National Congress (UNC), in a release to the press, stated that as the country reflects on 2012, it cannot be escaped that there is unparalleled development that is taking place throughout the length and breadth of the country, unrolling the neglect and hardship that festered for decades, especially in our rural districts.
The year ahead, he stated, will not be without challenges.
"But what we will face in 2013 will be nothing to which we are unaccustomed and therefore we must not be daunted. In fact, we must press ahead with greater confidence and in doing so we will lengthen our stride because in 2013 the work continues and so does the progress of national development," stated Warner.
"My party's New Year resolution is to serve our country more and so I urge all citizens to join with us. Let us work harder so that we will make this country a better place for everyone," he added.
"On behalf of the political leader of the UNC, the Honourable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the National Executive, officials and membership of the UNC, and on my own behalf and that of my family, I wish every citizen a happy and prosperous 2013," stated Warner.