Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has expressed condolences to New Zealand following the shocking news today of mass shootings targeting two mosques, in which at least 49 people were killed and at least 20 injured in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Stated Prime Minister Chastanet: “On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, I extend our sincerest condolences to the Government and People of New Zealand; to the victims and to their families.
“As a country we condemn these deadly attacks and stand in solidarity with our grief stricken friends in New Zealand. The world remains deeply shocked by this senseless act of violence and in this time of great sorrow and hardship, we pray for the continued strength and courage of the people of New Zealand and for the speedy recovery of those injured.”
According to international reports, a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the attack in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the man was expected to appear in a Christchurch court on Saturday morning and added that he was aware of a name that was being circulated in the media, but conceded that it would be inappropriate to confirm its accuracy at this time.