CARICOM extends sympathy to hurricane-damaged US

CARICOM Today:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathies to the Government and people of the United States and especially the State of Texas on the loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure following the passage of Hurricane Harvey.

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to US President Mr. Donald Trump, expressed the Community’s confidence that the people of Texas and the wider USA have the resilience to recover from the disaster, and he gave the assurance that the Community stands with them at this time of disaster.

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years when it made landfall on Friday, brought record rainfall which caused unprecedented flooding and droved thousands from their homes.  Several deaths have been reported.

“The widespread destruction wrought by this hurricane has brought suffering to many and will necessitate a significant and lengthy rebuilding process,” the CARICOM Secretary-General said.

“The unprecedented nature of this climatic event highlights the unusual nature of weather patterns that continue to affect nations across the globe,”  he added.


  1. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I sympathy with those people my heart goes out to them and all the lost..its heart breaking to watch…I pray this will all be over …god is in control…wish I could give a helping hand in times like this

  2. Shocking Trip!!!
    August 30, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Mr. Irwin you need to pass on some of your sympathetic role to the Saint Lucian Prime Minister because he and his entourage have planned a business trip to the U.S.A Texas is one states he intends to visit as indicated in the news article posted by the St. Lucian Times. Instead of word Prime before Minister put the word Crime .Surely it takes a Crime Minister to schedule a business trip to Texas while it’s still in a state of emergency.

  3. Trump
    August 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    to much politics get a life