Prime Minister Saint-Lucia and Chairman of the OECS Hon. Allen Chastanet Expresses Sorrow Over Cuba Plane Crash

Prime Minister Saint-Lucia and Chairman of the OECS Hon. Allen Chastanet Expresses Sorrow Over Cuba Plane Crash

Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

Prime Minister of Saint-Lucia Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday May 18 that claimed the lives of over 100 people.

Prime Minister of Saint-Lucia Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday May 18, that claimed the lives of over 100 people.

The Prime Minister spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Jorge Francisco Soberon Luis, and expressed deepest sympathies on behalf of the Government and the People of Saint Lucia.

Shortly after take-off from the Jose Marti airport the Cuban state airways Boeing 737 crashed killing all but three people on board.

“The Cuban people and the Saint Lucia people have an immensely close bond and it is with deep sorrow that we view the images coming out of Havana over the last 24 hours. It is a very painful time for the region. As a Caribbean region we want to express solidarity with the Cuban people as they go through this difficult time,” stated Prime Minister Chastanet, also Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

“I know the entire OECS is thinking about the impact of this crash on the people of Cuba and we in Saint Lucia also express our deepest condolences to the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Government of Cuba and Cuban people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families who must be suffering immense grief at this time. We pray for their continued strength.”

 

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Nicole McDonald Senior Communications Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
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Nicole McDonald Senior Communications Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
OECS Communications Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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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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