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CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico


Posted in: Press Releases | 22 September 2017 | Release Ref #: 155/2017 | 338

    (Photo via PBS,org)
    (Photo via PBS,org)

     
     
     
     

     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City.

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday despatched a message of condolence to the government and people of Mexico, expressing his anguish with the widespread destruction and continuing trauma there. 

    This tragedy was unfortunate, especially when Mexico was still recovering from the earthquake of 7 September 2017, Secretary-General LaRocque said.

    “The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost lives and to the families of the missing. The Community also sympathises with those displaced by the damage caused by the earthquake and hopes that critical infrastructure will be restored in swift time.

    CARICOM joins the international community in expressing its solidarity with the Government and People of Mexico in this time of national distress and affirms its hope and confidence that the resilient People of Mexico will recover and rebuild in the shortest time,” he stated.

    The full text of the message reads as follows:

    “On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to express deepest sympathy to the Government and People of Mexico in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing trauma and suffering wrought by the devastating earthquake of 19 September 2017 in Mexico.  This tragedy is all the more unfortunate as it comes at a time when Mexico is still in the process of recovering from the earthquake of 7 September 2017.
     
    The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost lives and to the families of the missing. The Community also sympathises with those displaced by the damage caused by the earthquake and hopes that critical infrastructure will be restored in swift time.
     
    CARICOM joins the international community in expressing its solidarity with the Government and People of Mexico in this time of national distress and affirms its hope and confidence that the resilient People of Mexico will recover and rebuild in the shortest

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