Prime Minister Andrew Holness Monday morning, March 11, extended deepest condolences to the families, loved ones and colleagues of the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that crashed in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
All 157 people aboard, from more than 35 different countries, perished in the tragedy.
“This is a tragedy of immense scale that is impacting so many families all over the world. Jamaica holds these families in our prayers. This is an international tragedy,” the PM said.
The Prime Minister expressed Jamaica’s particular support and sympathies to the governments and people of Ethiopia and Kenya noting that the flight was leaving Ethiopia for Kenya.
According to a release from Jamaica House, the Prime Minister also stated that there was “no indication that any Jamaicans were affected.”