Jamaica joins member nations to fly flags at half-mast in tribute to late Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse

The government of Jamaica has joined the member states of the Caribbean Region to fly all the national flags at half-mast. This decision has been taken by the Jamaican government in order to pay tribute to the Late President of Haiti - Jovenel Moise.

Jamaica: The government of Jamaica has joined the member states of the Caribbean Region to fly all the national flags at half-mast. This decision has been taken by the Jamaican government in order to pay tribute to the Late President of Haiti – Jovenel Moise.

The CARICOM heads of the government gathered an emergency meeting after receiving the death news of Haitis’ President – Jovenel Moise. In the meet, the heads of the member states have agreed upon that all the national flags, including the CARICOM standard, are to be flown at half-mast for a period of three days that began yesterday.

In addition, the flags would also be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral of the Haitis’ President. The funeral date of the late President has not been announced yet. Flying the flag at half-mast is a symbol of national mourning.

This information was provided by the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica via the social media handle.

Recently, the President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, made an announcement that the national flags at all government Ministries, Agencies, and Institutions would be flown at half-staff in the symbol of mourning on the demise of President Jovenel Moise.

The Haitis’ President was assassinated at his residence at 1 am on Wednesday 7 July 2021 by a group of unidentified individuals. The news was confirmed by the interim Prime Minister of Haiti – Claude Joseph.

Martine Moïse was also shot in the attack in the attack; she is in the hospital right now. Her condition was not immediately apparent.

The suspects have been arrested for the assassination of Haiti’s President. According to the statements of senior police officials, those two suspected are Haitian Americans. Out of them, one was a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince.

Various other nations have also expressed their condolences on the demise of President Jovenel Moise.