CARICOM Message on New Zealand Terrorist attack

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is shocked and appalled by the horrific attack on the two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, 15 March, which has so far resulted in 49 deaths.

CARICOM condemns in the strongest possible terms this savage act of terrorism perpetrated at places of worship, where people would normally find sanctuary and peace. No ideology or philosophy could justify such gruesome acts.

Our Community stands in solidarity today with the Government and people of New Zealand, a country renowned for its diversity and tranquility. We are confident that this horrendous incident will strengthen the traditional values of peace and harmony for which New Zealand is well-known.

The bravery of those who went to the assistance of the wounded even as the attack unfolded must be applauded, as well as the swift response by the security forces.

CARICOM extends its deepest sympathies to the Government and people of New Zealand and its condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives. We also wish a full and speedy recovery to those injured.

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  1. carlty
    March 18, 2019

    We are all affected by this. I saw a new interview where one gentleman was saying that he hid under the pews and that’s how he survived. And listening to this man, I was simply broken. The Caribbean Community truly condemn all acts of terrorism. Thank you CARICOM for expressing this on our behalf.

  2. Sam Christian
    March 16, 2019

    the Bangladeshi cricket team was just 3 minutes away from being among the worshippers. We thank God for their safety.

    CARICOM is to be commended for their swift condemnation of this act of inhumanity. We trust that we in the Caribbean will enjoy the tranquility as people of different ethnicities continue to live in peace and harmony.

  3. Ibo France
    March 15, 2019

    Heart-felt condolences to the families of the deceased and the injured. It appears that nowhere is safe from racist extremists with twisted thoughts. There is always a silver lining in every dark cloud. Hope this horrid bloody incident will strengthen the world’s resolve to rid these scums from among us.

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