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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has described the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse as “an atrocious act which Barbados vehemently condemns”.

In a statement issued today, Ms. Mottley said: “Violence can never be a solution, and must be rejected in all circumstances. Barbados urges all to pause and work at all costs for peace. The Haitian people deserve this.

“It is the necessary foundation for their stability and for democracy to emerge to protect them against the many vagaries they face, man-made and otherwise. We pray for the swift recovery of his wife, Martine.”

Mr. Moïse was assassinated at his private residence early this morning. 

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