Commentary: Haiti in the mood for revolution!

Jean H Charles LLB, MSW, JD, is a regular contributor to the opinion section of Caribbean News Now. He can be reached at

By Jean H Charles

October 17 brings back the memory of the assassination of Haiti’s founding father by his comrades in arms. Indeed, it happened 212 years ago. The country has sunk into an abyss since. It seems the people of Haiti are now ready to make another revolution to bring back the nation from the sinkhole into which it has been engulfed mainly in the last 60 years since it booted out its dictator Jean Claude Duvalier.

Each government from Henry Namphy in 1987 to Jovenel Moise in 2017 did not understand there should be a rupture with the past to bring the country into a mode of nation building. This lack of understanding…

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