May 30, 2017
CARICOM expresses sympathy for UK

CARICOM has described last week’s terrorist bombing in Manchester, England, as “vicious” and “vile”.

A statement issued by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Irwin LaRocque, strongly condemned the “vicious terrorist attack perpetrated in Manchester, United Kingdom, last Monday evening”.

“The fact that the majority of the victims were children and young people makes this vile action even more heart-rending,” LaRocque said.

“The compassionate and helpful reaction by the citizens of Manchester to those in distress after the carnage, exemplifies the qualities of empathy and resilience of the people of the United Kingdom.

“CARICOM extends its deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones and wishes a full and speedy recovery to the injured. The community stands in solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom as they confront this latest assault on their nation.”