by: Suzell Wray
President of the Haiti Jamaica Society, Myrtha Desulme says she’s shocked but not surprised to learn of the assassination of Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse.
According to reports coming out of the country, unidentified gunmen stormed the President’s compound early this morning were assassinated.
His wife, First Lady Martine Moïse was injured during the attack.
The region was this morning plunged into shock and disbelief when news emerged of the assassination of Haitian President, Jovenel Moïse.
Condolences have since been pouring in from government leaders including Prime Minister, Andrew Holness and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith.
President of the Haiti Jamaica Society, Myrtha Desulme, told our news centre that considering the country’s ongoing unrest the news comes as a shock but not a surprise.
She shared that reports she received suggest the assassination was carried out by Venezuelan and Columbian mercenaries.
Meanwhile, Haitian resident, Fritz Pierre says interim Prime Minister, Claude Joseph, has urged the country to be calm.
Mr. Pierre also told Nationwide News that many businesses have remained closed.
And, Professor Emeritus at the University of the West Indies, Patrick Bryan also reacted to news of the President’s assassination adding that the country has had a history of economic and political unrest.
Haiti is the first country to receive independence in the Caribbean from the French in 1804.