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Commercial flights returning to Port-au-Prince international airport

Commercial flights are returning to Port-au-Prince International Airport. Reports are that Sunrise Airways, a Haitian airline, has resumed flights to the Toussaint Louverture International Airport. Two flights landed at the airport on Saturday, 11 May 2024, as reported in Haiti Libre. Haiti Libre reports that American Airlines and JetBlue are expected to resume flights on …
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Haiti’s new governmental transition council to choose another prime minister

The Presidential Transitional Council of Haiti has decided to choose another prime minister after objections within the temporary governing body were made to the first choice, Fritz Bélizaire. A previous solution to the impasse within the council that had recommended a rotating prime minister was put aside. Haiti Libre reports that the Communications Office of …
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Francelys Furcal to await trial for murder of Chinese boss in jail

The Permanent Attention Office of the National District ordered Francelys Maria Furcal Rodriguez to await her trial for the murder of Chinese merchant Zongxin Chen in Najayo Jail. She was served a three-month preventive custody order by the National District court. The Public Ministry accuses Furcal Rodriguez of voluntary manslaughter and use of a false …
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Presidential campaign closes

It was the last weekend before the presidential and congressional election on Sunday, 19 May 2024. President Luis Abinader, running for reelection for the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), stayed in Greater Santo Domingo for his campaign close. Diario Libre reports the President campaigned accompanied by Santo Domingo province senator Antonio Taveras Guzmán, who seeks to …
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Fuerza Pueblo puts Rafael Paz to work on the capital city campaign

Former executive vice president of the National Business Council (Conep) Rafael Paz had sought to be chosen the Fuerza del Pueblo (People’s Force) candidate to mayor for the National District. An alliance between the Dominican Liberation Party and the People’s Force party would instead back Domingo Contreras instead. Then, Rafael Paz sought to get on …
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Chamber of Deputies passes bill creates Dominican Institute of Meteorology

The Chamber of Deputies approved the bill that creates the Dominican Institute of Meteorology (Indomet) to replace the National Weather Office (Onamet). The bill orders that the new entity operate under the Ministry of Environment. At present Onamet is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture. The new entity will be in charge of …