Wednesday, October 5, 2022

CARICOM Expresses Condolences After Deadly Cuba Hotel Blast

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After last Friday’s deadly blast at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolence to Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

In a message to the Cuban leader CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett expressed the regional organisation’s ‘profound sorrow’ to the government and people of Cuba at the loss of life.

Some media reports, quoting Cuban officials, put the death toll after the hotel blast at more than thirty, with over sixty injured.

The country’s tourism ministry said 51 workers were inside the hotel when the incident, blamed on a gas leak, occurred.

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The five-star establishment was closed for renovations and was due to reopen this week.

The CARICOM Secretary-General extended her organisation’s condolences to the families of those who died due to the tragic event and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

“CARICOM is confident that the renowned resilience of the Cuban people will enable them to recover from this disaster, and we stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Cuba at this difficult time,” Barnett wrote the Cuban President.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Gas leak, what gas leak? in a 5Star Hotel after all these years? was there any Oligarchs in there enjoying the fine warm whether while the 90% of the people are catching axx. I think the Cuban people have had enough. Today gas leak, tomorrow???

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