Governor General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac has lavished praise on this country’s frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
Cenac was at the time delivering the throne speech to parliament on Tuesday.
“Our frontline workers have been the bedrock of our nation’s response over the past year,” he noted.
“Selfless in their service to the community,” he declared.
Cenac observed that daily, they left their families, and endured long hours to deliver essential services.
He indicated that this occurred during a ‘frightening and precarious period’.
“This is beyond bravery,” the Governor General asserted.
“I can offer no words of value or weight commensurate with their contribution and ask, humbly, that they accept my simple ‘thank you’ on behalf of the people of this country whose very survival they secured,” Cenac told parliament.