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Haiti’s governement, supporters mark first anniversary of assination of president Jovenel Moise


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Haiti commemorates the one-year anniversary of the murder of the former president Jovenel Moïse with several activities that took place in the capital as well as in the North department and other parts of the country.

HAITI-Haiti commemorates the one-year anniversary of the murder of the former president Jovenel Moïse with several activities that took place in the capital as well as in the North department and other parts of the country. Moise, Haiti’s 58th president Moise was assassinated  one year ago today at his residence in Pèlerin, Pétion-Ville.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has  declared July 7 a national holiday to mark the first anniversary of president Jovenel Moise’s assasination. 

“The family of the deceased, the Haitian people and the Haitian diaspora won’t be able to mourn this loss until we get to the bottom of what really happened on the night of July 6 and 7,” prime minister Ariel Henry said during a commemorative ceremony at the National Pantheon Museum, MUPANAH.

Several members of the government and politicians were present at the ceremony in the Champ de Mars where the government built a symbolic mausoleum for the late president.  

“I am renewing before the nation my determination to encourage tirelessly the pursuit of the investigation until its completion,” Henry said. “The Haitian justice [branch] can count on the government’s unwavering support.”  

The Ministry of Communication and Culture, MCC together with the National Bureau of Ethnology, BNE have installed a temporary memorial for the president at the MCC until July 15. 

“This Memorial was done with the country’s traditional “Vèvè” (drawing representing the Vodou Gods) that showcases the Haitian culture, water and candles around it,” Louis Lecom, the BNE museum manager, told The Haitian Times. He said the memorial will be opened to the public during the 15 days of the commemoration. 

Other activities were organized in the South-East and the Nippes departments.

In Cap-Haitien, North of the country, where Moïse is from, a requiem mass was celebrated in his memory. His widow Martine Moise participated along with two of his children. 

The celebration was held in Madeline, a locality in Cap-Haitien where the former president was buried in his family’s land.

Supporters who gathered in the Northern city to attend the mass were wearing white t-shirts with a headshot of the former president and the writing “N ap mande jistis pou prezidan Jovenel Moïse creole for “We want jistis pou prezidan Jovenel Moïse.

The mass also served as a protest as mourners echoed calls for justice and demanded for a thorough investigation to find the master-mind behind his killing. It was interrupted many times with cries of “jistis” “jistis” to the sound of a street “rara” band.

A march planned to depart from Madeline’s locality to end in the downtown city of Cap-Haitien did not reach far as supporters went their separate ways a few miles after it started.

Among other participants were former interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Cap-Haitien first and second members of the mayoral committee Mrs. Yvrose Pierre and Patrick Almonord and former collaborators of the slain President.

“To have a change in Haiti, we must go through the fight for truth, for justice and character building. Justice for Jovenel Moise is a must.” Mathias Pierre posted on his twitter account, for the one-year anniversary.  Pierre is a supporter of the former president and member of his political party Tèt Kale. He was a former Minister Delegate for Electoral Affairs during the Moïse administration.

“We will continue to demand justice until we get justice for Jovenel,” Martine Moïse said.

To have a change in Haiti, we must go through the fight for truth, for justice and character building. Justice for Jovenel Moise is a must.

Mathias Pierre posted on his twitter account, for the one-year anniversary.



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