Ariel Henry has been the acting prime minister of Haiti since July. Photo credit: AFP

Less than one day after prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude recommended that charges be filed against Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday, the head of Haiti’s government has replaced Claude with a new appointee. 

The Prime Minister’s Office made the announcement via Twitter, saying it had installed Frantz Louis Juste as the Government Commissioner, the equivalent of the chief of prosecutors, for the Port-au-Prince jurisdiction. In the role, Claude had overseen the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in the leader’s private residence. 

Claude has been instrumental in the aftermath of the killing since the morning of the Jul. 7 killing. Claude has rounded up the 40 or so suspects currently in custody and interviewed many others.

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America fellow. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.