CARICOM extends sympathy to Australia over losses to extra-ordinary fires

Ambassador LaRocque accepting the credentials of His Excellency Bruce Lendon as Australia’s Ambassador to CARICOM

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended sympathy to the Government and People of Australia on the loss of life and property due to the fires in that country.

Ambassador LaRocque expressed the sentiments when he accepted the credentials of His Excellency Bruce Lendon as Australia’s Ambassador to CARICOM at a ceremony at CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana on Friday 10 January.

The Secretary-General noted that the extra-ordinary fires in Australia and the devastating storms in our Region were evidence of the effects of climate change and stressed the need for building reliance to combat the phenomenon.

Ambassador Lendon confirmed that the fires were the worst in his country’s history and noted that there would be no respite in the immediate future.

Secretary-General LaRocque also took the opportunity to thank Australia for their assistance in developing the human resources of the Community through the grant of scholarships in various fields.

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  1. stateless citizen
    January 14, 2020

    it is a global brotherhood that succeed in keeping the people in subjucation
    one day one day canka day

  2. cari not wel-com
    January 12, 2020

    CARICOM is a system originated to enrich a few at the expense of many. Down with caricom.

  3. Zandoli
    January 12, 2020

    86% of the electricity produced in Australia from fossil fuel – 73% from coal and 13% from natural gas. Also, they are one of the world’s biggest exporters of coal. The coal industry provides financial support to both major political parties. As a result neither of them have any incentive or desire to move away from burning fossil fuels. These same people are fuelling the disasters we are experiencing in the Caribbean.

    I have no sympathy for these Australians. Let them deal with their problem.

    • Galileo
      January 13, 2020

      Zandolie; an apt name. A zandolie is a slimy reptile. This is a very low and incredibly insensitive comment. From what I have seen the majority of people who are impacted are not politicians from any of Australia’s political parties. They regular everyday folks who has little of nothing to do with global warming. Wonder how we would have felt if someone had said we deserved Maria because of some crazy reason.

      • zandoli
        January 14, 2020

        Galileo, politicians do not elect themselves. People vote for politicians and political parties that reflect their values.

    • Deforestation in DA
      January 14, 2020

      Haitians are going to do the same thing to Dominica. Already they have started cutting down trees to burn for coal. You are looking too far! Check your backyard.

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