CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

The injured sleep in a tent near Port-de-Paix, Haiti (Photo by Reuters via BBC)
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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Sunday 7 October, 2018. At least 15 people were killed and more than 300 were injured.

In a message to Haiti President, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended condolences the families who lost loved ones.

“The Community extends its condolences to the families who lost their loved one, its best wishes for the full and speedy recovery of the injured, and expresses its solidarity with the Government and People of Haiti at this trying moment”, the Secretary-General said.

Please see message below:

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life and the significant destruction of property occasioned by an earthquake in the northwest of Haiti, a Community Member State.

The Community extends its condolences to the families who lost their loved one, its best wishes for the full and speedy recovery of the injured, and expresses its solidarity with the Government and People of Haiti at this trying moment.

CARICOM and its institutions stand ready to offer assistance within its capabilities to aid in the recovery process.”

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