As we now approach the festive season with Christmas parties and end of the year break-ups, we must remain cautious of potential mishaps and accidents that can occur. Year after year we approach this season with all enthusiasm just to find out that some of us never reach the New Year. Too often we hear about children drowning while out with their friends for a holiday swim in the river or creeks.
There are deaths from road accidents resulting from drink and drive or drunk pedestrian. Some die from injuries resulting from brawls triggered by alcohol intoxication. There are cases of rapes of victims who had their drinks spiked or were just too drunk to make rational decisions. Then there are those who are invaded by intruders in the comfort of their own homes and lose their wealth and sometimes their lives. Let us take precaution in the next two months and stay alert not only for ourselves but also for all our loved ones. Let us ensure that we do everything right to reach Christmas, New Year and beyond. Let us donate generously to those who are unfortunate and pray for the quick recovery of those who suffered and lost so much from Tropical Cyclone Winston.
May we all enjoy this festive season in peace and stay safe.