Prime Minister Ariel Henry has declared July 7 a national holiday in Haiti to mark the one-year anniversary of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, then a sitting head of state.

The announcement came July 7 as Haiti commemorated the murder with activities throughout the country, including the capital and the Northern Department, where Moïse was born. The 58th president, was assassinated July 7, 2021 at his residence in Pèlerin, Pétion-Ville. The case has yet to be solved.

“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,” Henry said during a ceremony at the National Pantheon Museum, MUPANAH.


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.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.

I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.