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Marte Hoffiz expresses sympathy and hope for international solidarity


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 21, 2017 – NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz have expressed his solidarity to all people living in the Caribbean islands devastated by the fury of major hurricanes Irma and Maria in recent weeks.


Marte Hoffiz said people from National Federations and territories from Eastern Caribbean and Caribbean Zonal Associations have suffered loss of life and destruction of their homes and sport infrastructures.


“We have been closely following the terrible news about the damages caused by these natural events” and added, “the first preliminary report received from the ECVA President, Mr. Glenn Quinlan, indicates that fatalities and destructions have been reported mainly from Dominica, Dutch and French St Martin, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Saba, St Eustatius and St Kitts and Nevis,” NORCECA president said.


“Our prayers are with all the families living in those countries and hope for the solidarity of the international community to come to the rescue of its people,” Marte Hoffiz said.


“In these moments of sorrow and calamities we sincerely extend our solidarity and promise to do our best to knock all the doors looking for relief and assistance,” he said. “I am sure that with an all-out joint effort we will be able to overcome these awful circumstances.”