Georgetown, Guyana – (October 8, 2018) On behalf of the Government and People of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana extends condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Haiti, where a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit on Saturday, claiming the lives of some 12 persons and injuring almost 200.

Guyana commiserates with the families of the victims and all affected, and wish those hospitalised a speedy recovery. Further, Guyana pledges its unwavering support to the His Excellency, Jovenel Moïse, President of the Republic of Haiti and his Administration as the country moves to overcome this tragedy.

The city of Port-de-Paix, which is located at about 219km from the capital, Port-au-Prince, was hit the hardest by the earthquake that resulted in a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on Sunday.

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