Statement Issued by Mr. Leonard Robertson - CARICOM IMPACS Regional Communications Spokesman

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 23 /CNW/ -- The following statement was
issued by Mr. Leonard Robertson - CARICOM IMPACS Regional Communications

    We of the Caribbean Community deeply regret the death of Mr. Robert
Woolmer and the tragic circumstances surrounding it. We extend our deepest
sympathies to Mrs. Woolmer and her family at this most difficult time. This is
a loss that has been felt by the entire world of cricket and by the Pakistan
cricket team in particular.
    We fully support the Jamaican authorities in their investigation of this
tragic death and we are confident that they will do everything in their power
to bring this case to a swift and just conclusion. The rest of the region
stands ready to help in any way it can. In this regard, we reiterate the
appeal by the Jamaica Constabulary Force for anyone with information on this
tragic incident to contact them.
    The Caribbean Community and its international partners have worked
closely together -- and with the ICC/CWC WI -- on security arrangements for
the Cricket World Cup 2007. Jamaica has been an integral part of this
extensive planning process. The Community remains committed to maintaining a
safe and secure environment for all our citizens as well as players,
officials, and supporters.

    Editor's Note: The Regional Spokesman is based at CARICOM IMPACS Regional
Communications Centre (RCC) in Barbados.

    Contact details for the RCC are as follows: -
    Telephone: (246) 310-2298 Fax: (246) 421-2195

For further information:

For further information: CARICOM-IMPACS RCC, (246) 310-2298, Fax: (246)

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