AS we wrap up the year at the Coastal Weekly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our newsmakers, from councillors, police, and security companies, to schools, businesses, forums and organisations, for ensuring we had great content in the paper every week. I think Christmas should be about donating to the poor and orphanage homes that we have in our communities. I do not think we should be celebrating and dancing while we have millions of people and children in our midst dying of hunger. Christmas should be a time to embrace love and compassion towards one another. It’s shocking to note that people tend to focus on giving out gifts to their friends and family members and forget about the less fortunate. However, the highlights for my field in news reporting for the year are the stories that brought some relief, resolution, and happiness to the reader or complainant. For those who felt misrepresented, or whose issues we didn’t manage to solve, 2019 is another year in which to tackle your problems with a fresh mindset after the holidays.I wish each and every one of you reading this newspaper a blessed and merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year.