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.
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