(CMR) Premier Wayne Panton has expressed dismay at the news of the armed attack early this morning, which took the life of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise.
“It is with sadness that we learned this morning of the assassination of Mr. Moise, and we continue to pray for the healing and recovery of his wife, First Lady Martine Moise, who was injured in the shooting,” Premier Panton said.
“The entire incident is not only tragic, but it is extremely shocking. There is no room for violence in any democracy.”
Armed men entered the president's private residence, shooting both him and his wife.
CARICOM has requested all members to fly flags at half-mast for three days, beginning today and again on the day of Moise’s funeral.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti who have suffered so much already,” Panton said.