62 Guyanese Students safe and accounted for after Hurricane Irma hit Cuba


The Embassy of Guyana in the Republic of Cuba is reporting that all sixty-two (62) students which represent the undergraduate and post-graduate population did not suffer any form of injury during Hurricane Irman which first hit the Spanish speaking nation last Friday evening. It must be noted that the post-graduate students are not staying on any of their University campuses.

Areas adversely affected include the Provinces of Camaguey, Sancti Spiritus, Matanzas and Havana as communication remains a challenge as a result of the destruction of the telephone lines during the storm.

Meanwhile, the Guyana Embassy building and vehicles in Cuba have not suffered any damages with the exception of no running water and electricity at the facility. Due to fallen trees around the compound of the Embassy movement remains a challenge as stores remain closed and public transportation is at a bare minimum.

The Cuban National Civil Defense along with other government officials along with international organizations are working to restore normalcy to the island.