A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF THE PRESIDENT OF HAITI

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government was saddened to learn of the news of the death of President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse this morning. There are no words to describe or justify such an abhorrent act.  

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government as a neighbour to Haiti, extends our deepest sympathy to the entire nation. On behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the people of the TCI, I extend sincere condolences to the Moise family, to the Haitian Government, the people of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora in the TCI. Our hearts go out to you in your time of mourning.  

To President Moise’s wife, First Lady Mrs. Martine Moise, our thoughts and prayers are with you as mourn and as you recover from this horrific incident.  

My Government have been briefed on the situation in Haiti and will continue to monitor the latest developments. Our National Security Council will be engaging with internal stakeholders to discuss possible implications for the Turks and Caicos Islands and other territories in the region. 

My prayer is that the perpetrators are found and held accountable for their malicious actions and that peaceful resolve and good order can arise from such a horrible tragedy.