A mother’s work is never done, no matter how old her children are; she watches after them with the uncompromising, unconditional love of a mother. I recognize with admiration our Jamaican mothers whose dedication knows no boundaries; your sacrifices do not go unnoticed.

I acknowledge the single mothers, the working mothers, the mothers raising children other than their own; you are a blessing to your children and to our country. I recognize the inspirational mothers in my own life; my mom, my wife and my sisters. Thank you is woefully insufficient for the passion with which you’ve approached motherhood and the incredible impact you’ve had.

May all our mothers feel deeply appreciated and special this Mother’s Day and may your reward be to see your children grow into exemplary men and women, as the fruits of your labour.