STATEMENT BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
HONOURABLE ANDREW A. FAHIE
ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI
MR. JOVENEL MOISE
It is with great concern and sadness that I learned of the death of President of the Republic of Haiti Mr. Jovenel Moise who was attacked by assassins and died today. This is a day of profound sadness for the people of Haiti and the Caribbean more widely.
I express my deepest condolences to the family of the late President, and the people of Haiti, on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands. I am mindful that we do have persons from the Republic of Haiti living in the Virgin Islands, and we sympathise with them during this most difficult time.
The assassination of a Head of Government, who was a fellow CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Political Leader in his own home is a heinous act and unacceptable in a region that cherishes democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
I join the calls for peace and unity in Haiti which is the only way for the country to return to the stability that can allow it to grow and prosper.
As a region, let us pray to God for his peace to reign in Haiti and across the Caribbean region.