H.E. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of CARICOM
August 17, 2012:
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s deep sadness at the loss of life and property during the recent floods in Trinidad and Tobago.
In a message to the Government, the Secretary-General also extended deepest sympathies to the families of those who died in the floods.
Following is the text of the message:
The Caribbean Community is deeply saddened by the loss of life and the trail of devastation left by massive flooding on the western peninsula of Trinidad in particular and other areas of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Community extends its deepest sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones as they go through this time of mourning. The Community shares the concerns of the families of those who have been displaced by the deluge and of those who remain missing at this time. We pray that they are found safe and sound.
In recognizing that the efforts of the entire nation will be needed to address the damage caused by the flooding, the rapid response and untiring efforts of the Government to contain the situation is extremely heartening.
The Community stands with Trinidad and Tobago in heartfelt solidarity and readiness to give any assistance and support that lies within its capacity. The courage and resilient spirit of the people of Trinidad and Tobago shall surely assist in withstanding and overcoming the challenges of this most trying time.
Courtesy the Caricom Secretariat