CARICOM expresses solidarity with Indonesia after earthquake and tsunami

Before and after photos of the effect of the earthquake and tsunami. Photo credit: Reuters

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s deepest solidarity with Indonesia in the wake of the recent catastrophes.

In a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko Widodo, Ambassador LaRocque said CARICOM’s thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who perished in the devastating earthquake of 28 September 2018 and the resulting tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.

“It is our fervent hope that the responders who are working valiantly will be successful in rescuing more survivors and relieve the suffering of those affected. The Community wishes a speedy and full recovery for the injured,” he told the Indonesia’s President.

The Secretary-General expressed the Community’s confidence that “the indomitable will and resilience of the people of Indonesia will ensure that the people of Sulawesi overcome the trauma of this disaster.”

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  1. Angel eyez
    October 6, 2018

    ^^^^^^ hundreds are drowned and feared dead and this is your response? Wtf is wrong with you internet trolls! Heartless

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    October 4, 2018

    “Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s deepest solidarity with Indonesia in the wake of the recent catastrophes. ”

    Here is another Dominican idiot writing stupid comments and not thinking before he speak or write them.


    The definition of the word simply means unity, or agreement of feeling or action among individuals with a common interest and mutual support between people with a common interest; such as industrial workers voicing solidarity with some other industrial striking factions.

    What does solidarity have to do with a suffering people devastated by a tsunami taking the life’s of so many people? This is not a political matter; it has nothing to do with a revolution or striking labor unions as we saw in Poland in the 80’s when the word became synonymous. The term solidarity originated in 19th century from the French language solidarite’ hence  from French derived the  English term…

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