CARICOM Leaders Express Shock!
CARICOM leaders react to brutal assassination of Jovenel Moïse
Several leaders within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are today (July 7) expressing shock, condemnation and solidarity with member country Haiti in reaction to the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. So far, statements from prime ministers Hubert Minnis, Dr Timothy Harris, Andrew Holness,
Allen Chastanet, Mia Mottley, John Briceño and Dr Keith Rowley as well as President Irfaan Ali have emerged within the last couple of hours. Moïse, 53, was shot and killed by unidentified assailants at his private residence in Port-au-Prince.
Houston's Haitian community 'shocked, saddened' by assassination of President Jovenel Moïse
For many in Houston’s Haitian community, the news arrived the same way Wednesday morning. First one text message, and then a steady stream, from family and friends. President Jovenel Moïse had been assassinated overnight, and his wife, first lady Martine Moïse, had been shot as well.
“Unfortunately, Haiti has experienced a longevity of political violence, and in addition to that democracy has never fully taken root, but any life lost is a tragedy and to hear about President Moïse and his wife is very devastating,” --- Shirley Laneaut, president, Houston Haitians United