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112 Haitians to be sent home today

One hundred and twelve Haitians are scheduled to be repatriated this morning, authorities said.

The group includes 18 survivors of a sloop that ran aground in the Abacos earlier this month and 64 migrants picked up in the Exumas last weekend.

This will be the first repatriation flight to Haiti since violent protests broke out in the country on February 7.

Last week, the government announced the closure of the Bahamian embassy in Port-au-Prince and a temporary halt to repatriations due to the protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over corruption allegations and skyrocketing inflation.

Protesters incited chaos in the country, including stoning the president’s home.

Several people were killed and many others injured, according to reporters.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Wednesday the government will resume repatriations to Haiti and reopen its embassy given that the situation on the ground has stabilized.

Laurent Rolle

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Laurent started at The Nassau Guardian in May 2018 as a paginator. He transitioned to reporting in February 2019. Laurent has covered multiple crime stories. He is the author of “Yello”, which was published in February 2019.
Education: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) 3rd Year

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