An island doesn’t give a fig (or mango) about such silly human constructs as the number of years. Its renewal happens every day with new dawns, new waves and whatever weather comes its way. I, however, am one of those silly humans, so I wish North Caicos Island a happy 2020, plus a bunch of other wishes. North Caicos, for this year I wish you…
…a gentle hurricane season, with enough rain to keep you happy but no flooding or over-the-top winds.
…travelers, not tourists.
…just enough visitors to keep your businesses prosperous, but not too many, please.
…continued freedom from crime and violence.
…new homeowners who will care about and for you and your people.
…some development, but reasonable and sustainable plans, not wild money schemes.
…statesmen and public servants, not just politicians.
…clean, healthy reefs.
…free, natural beaches, unfettered by silly human structures and unspoiled by silly disrespectful humans.
…a continuation of your cultural traditions and a young generation who will understand and carry on those traditions.
North Caicos, I wish you balance, diversity and harmony in 2020.