Premier Burt Extends Condolences To Haiti

July 7, 2021

Following the assassination of the President of Haiti, the Premier extended condolences to the people of Haiti and said the Government will “support the people of Haiti in any way that we can.”

Premier David Burt said, “On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, I extend sincerest condolences to the people of Haiti and to the family of President Jovenel Moise who was killed in the early hours of this morning.

“We also pray for the recovery of the First Lady, Martine Moise, who was injured during the attack which claimed the life of President Moise.

“We continue to hope for peace and stability in Haiti. We also pray for the safety of our brothers and sisters throughout the country during this difficult time.

“Haiti is a proud nation, steeped in rich history. It is the oldest Black republic in the world and a fellow member of Caricom alongside Bermuda.

“The Government and people of Bermuda are here to support the people of Haiti in any way that we can,” the Premier added

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, and his wife was injured in an attack on their home in the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince early this morning, with international media reporting that gunmen stormed the property.

Arrangements are reportedly being made to move the Haitian first lady Martine Moise to a hospital in Miami for treatment and Haiti’s acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has assumed leadership of the country.

Haiti has declared a two-week period of national mourning and also declared a “state of siege” for a period of 15 days.

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