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PM calls for building a new united country

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PM calls for building a new united country


Prime Minister Ariel Henry has urged Haitians to use the 218 anniversary of the Battle of Vertières to “build the new Haiti we all dream” as the French-speaking Caribbean Community country continue to battle a surge of criminal activities and political unrest.

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The Battle of Vertières was the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, and the final part of the revolution under Jean Jacques Dessalines.

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Addressing a ceremony held at the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon to commemorate the event on Thursday, Henry, who came to head the government following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, said that “the time has come for us Haitians to redo history in another form.

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“The Battle of Vertières on November 18, 1803 was the culmination of the will to be free. The victory of the native troops over the Napoleonic army paved the way for independence and national sovereignty. Despite the antagonisms between them, slaves and freedmen, blacks and mulattoes, had the intelligence to opt for union,” he said.

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