Hurricane Irma: Diplomatic note from the Embassy of France to the OECS Member States and Barbados

Hurricane Irma: Diplomatic note from the Embassy of France to the OECS Member States and Barbados

Diplomatic note No. 2017-3108311

The Embassy of France to the OECS Member States and to Barbados, in Residence in Saint-Lucia presents its compliments to all Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited to Saint-Lucia and has the honour to bring to their attention the following:

  • The island of St. Martin was severely affected by Hurricane Irma. As regards the French side of the island
  • The casualty toll is presently of 10 deads. This number is likely to increase over time. Seven people are missing. The embassy is not aware of foreign victims.
  • Rescue facilities for civilian and military personnel, food and heavy equipment were massively set up by the authorities with the assistance of the French armed forces. Operations to restore essential services are underway. The most vulnerable people, especially the very sick, have already been evacuated to Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The French authorities have opened a special address to provide information and to answer questions concerning the situation of foreign nationals in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy: cellule.crise@diplomatie.gouv.fr. This crisis information unit can answer in English.

Then Embassy of France to the OECS Member States and to Barbados, in residence in Saint-Lucia, avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations accredited to Saint Lucia the assurances of its highest consideration.

 

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Erella Bogaerts Pasquini Assistant to the Ambassador, Embassy of France to the OECS Member States and Barbados
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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