Following Friday’s devastating earthquake, all the students from the Eastern Caribbean who are currently studying in Morocco have been confirmed to be safe and accounted for.
This was affirmed by Dr Didacus Jules, Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), who stated that the Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco have been in touch with all nationals in Morocco and confirmed that none have been directly affected by the earthquake.
Jules also expressed the concern and solidarity of the OECS Commission towards the Kingdom of Morocco, a steadfast friend and ally of the OECS, wishing them a speedy recovery from this traumatic event.
Dr Terrance Drew, the OECS Chairman and Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has joined global leaders in expressing condolences to the people of Morocco over the devastating earthquake.
In a letter to King Mohammed VI, Dr Drew expressed profound regret over the tragic loss of life and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families.
He also wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured, assuring the Government and people of the Kingdom of Morocco of the OECS Authority’s solidarity and prayerful consideration during this time of great difficulty.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.8, struck Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains shortly before midnight, affecting the provinces of Al Haouz, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant the most. The disaster has resulted in over 2,000 deaths and more than 1,400 injuries.