James J. Solages is a Haitian man who resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. He describes himself as a humanitarian and a building engineer specialized in the field of infrastructure.
Originally from Jacmel, Haiti, Solages speaks in English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole. He is the nephew of the wife of Schubert Dorisme, who described him as a giving man who cared about his people in Jacmel.
Solages attended Fort Lauderdale High School and once worked in security for the Canadian Embassy in Haiti. Here are 13 more things about Solages:
- In 2010, a security company hired by Global Affairs Canada briefly employed him as a reserve bodyguard. From 2010 to 2012, he went to Florida Security School in Boca Raton, Florida where he studied public safety and underwent a close-quarters battle (CQB) training. (a) (b) (c)
- In March 2011, he became the chief executive officer of EJS Maintenance and Repair, LLC. in Fort Lauderdale. (d)
- From 2012 to 2013, he attended the Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek, Florida where he studied building and property maintenance. (c)
- From November 2013 to November 2016, he worked as an operations maintenance specialist for Heartland of Tamarac in Tamarac, Florida. (c)
- In August 2015, he became the president of FWA Sa A Jacmel Avan, Inc. in Tamarac. (d)
- From June 2016 to July 2019, he worked for Brookdale Senior Living as a regional maintenance technician. (c) (d)
- From 2017 to 2019, he attended Florida Career College in Hialeah, Florida where he earned his bachelor’s degree in information technology. (c)
- In 2018, he and Marie Claude Ciceron got married in Plantation, Florida. In June 2021, he filed for divorce from her. (e)
- In July 2019, he became the plant operation director of Senior Lifestyle in Lantana, Florida. (d)
- On March 24, 2020, he wrote on Twitter, “Don’t let nobody tell you that you are aiming too high or expecting too much of yourself, with both Mars, your ruler, and the Sun about to move to your favor, you should in fact expecting more of yourself then ever before. #FWASAAJACMELAVAN” (f)
- On June 15, 2021, he filed a financial affidavit and claimed he was unemployed and had zero assets and zero cash on hand. On June 26, 2021, his security officer and firearm licenses expired. (e) (g)
- He and his fellow Haitian-American Joseph G. Vincent are accused of being involved in the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse, who was fatally shot in his residence in Pèlerin 5, Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 7, 2021. (a) (b)
- He was 35 years old when he was arrested in Port-au-Prince on July 8, 2021. After his arrest, he explained that he was in Haiti working as an interpreter for a group of Colombians whose full names he did not know. It was a job he found online, he said. (a) (b) (h) (i)