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OECS Students In Morocco Not Directly Affected By Deadly Earthquake


Students from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) currently in Morocco have not been directly affected by Friday’s earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.

Confirmation came Saturday in a statement from OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules.

An OECS Secretariat statement said Jules wished to assure families that the Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco had been in touch with all nationals in Morocco, affirming that none have been directly affected.

The OECS Director General and OECS Authority Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew of St. Kitts & Nevis, both expressed condolences to the government and the people of Morocco.

“Morocco has been a steadfast friend and ally of the OECS, and we wish the Kingdom a speedy recovery from this traumatic event,” the OECS Director General said.

Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Education has disclosed that forty-eight locals are students in the North African country and all are safe.

On Saturday, the Morocco Interior Ministry said over 2,000 people died from a 6.8-magnitude earthquake about 50 miles south of Marrakech.

Over 2,000 others sustained injuries.

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  1. Thank God all forty-eight students are all O.K., in the midst of all the deaths and suffering, our students can return home safely. I’m sure each of them will have their own story to tell and to write about. I cant see how anyone after this, can’t believe in the Almighty Father, thank Jesus. One plane load with their experience is all you need.

  2. Awake awake don’t spend a day, nor the next hour to figure out what is happening all around the World today. I don’t remember what happened last year, but if what has started lately is any indication, I shudder to think of the days ahead of us. We were warned by the Lord, of pestilences (Covid etc) famines, wars, Earthquakes in various places, now I see floods in Libya destroying whole Cities, the same in Greece and Fire there too; the fire phenomena which wiped out a whole City at night with hundreds unaccounted for up to today; Bush and Forest fires in Countries around the Globe; what’s next to come or is this a prelude of a major Drama yet to come? I am particularly concerned of some older relatives and younger ones too on the Island, being bombarded with news of Hurricanes and potential harm and damage to property – the fear of criminals lurking all around – in my world, I soak myself in prayer, singing praises to the Lord, that alone provides the peace and safety required and I sleep well. MY PEOPLE, TRUST IN THE LORD, SING AND PRAISE TO JESUS DAILY.


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