Haiti – 220th Vertière : Message by Prime Minister a.i. Ariel Henry (Video)
Saturday November 18, 2023, as part of the 220th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Vertières. The Prime Minister in a pre-recorded message delivered a message to the population…
“220 years of the Battle of Vertière we commemorate it because it is our pride, because it is our duty. There is a lot of noise, a lot of discussion. It’s normal. We are like that. There are many diversions, what many of our compatriots call ‘playing politics’.
There are many people who do not speak out to be heard, but they understand that we are at a crossroads where we must make the best choices for tomorrow, so that Haitians can imagine their life in Haiti, in their country.
We fought the Battle of Vertières on November 18, 1803, proclaimed our independence in 1804, we can still win wars for the present and the future. We must rediscover the unity that led to these victories. The same formula will still lead us to victory.
Today, we are rebuilding a national defense force, because the Haitian army needs to renew itself and give itself new missions adapted to the current era and the modern challenges of defending the territory and particularly against increased natural threats which tend to increase significantly with climate change.
Treating Haiti means working for the restoration of democratic institutions and the rule of law, because it is our choice as Haitians, and because it is high time to give voice to the sovereign people again. and let the ballot boxes speak.”