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Message of Condolence from the OECS Commission

Message of Condolence from the OECS Commission

Media Statement

The OECS Commission notes with deep sorrow the sudden passing of a member of the “Henry Reeve” Cuban Medical Brigade, which arrived in the Commonwealth of Dominica on 29 March 2020 to help in the fight against the COVID-19 disease.

The Commission extends its deepest sympathies to the Government and people of the Republic of Cuba on the untimely passing of Yoet Michel Ramos Cordero on Tuesday, 5 May 2020. 

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, in a message of condolence to the Ramos Cordero family, conveyed heartfelt sentiments of regret and profound gratitude for Yoet’s dedication, sacrifice and service.

“While Yoet was not known personally to us, his death has been painful to thousands of persons across the OECS because the medical brigade, of which he was part, brought great hope and courage to thousands of our people from Anguilla in the North to Grenada in the South. 

Cuba has always been ready and willing – even at its own sacrifice – to share its expertise with all who need it and we will never forget that that Cuban blood was shed in the liberation of Africa from Apartheid.

Yoet has become a symbol of that generosity of spirit that is part of the Cuban personality and the people of the OECS will forever remember his service.”

May he rest in perfect peace.

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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 eleven 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, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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