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Haitian visitors barred from Bahamas for 21 days over COVID-19 fears

Thousands of residents pressed together at the carnival in Port-de-Paix. Ben’s Twitter Images

Bahamian officials have barred Haitian visitors from entering their country for 21 days, saying Haiti’s carnival during the pandemic poses a risk. The ban started on Monday.

“We were concerned about mitigating potential spread of course with Covid,” said Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield about the travel restriction.

Haiti’s three-day carnival is taking place in Port-de-Paix and will end on Tuesday. Source

ID to be available at different consulates for diasporas

Two residents stand by the front desk of a National Office of Identification in Port-au-Prince.

Haitians in the diaspora will be able to obtain national identification cards from various Haitian consulates worldwide, according to Haiti’s Ministry of Communication. 

The officials did not specify when the cards will be available nor the cost per card for diaspora. 

Proper identification is mandatory for public administration services. Source 

Bandits steal rifles from police station, set it on fire

Grande-Ravine’s police sub-station after G9 gang members started setting it on fire. Photo credit: Rezo Nodwes

G9 Family and Allies gang members drove police officers away from Grande Ravine’s police sub-station, took with them five rifles and several cases of tear gas then set the station on fire Monday.

Grande Ravine is a commune near Port-au-Prince. No deaths or injuries were reported.

Rockfeller Vincent, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, said on Twitter that he instructed the police to restore order at the sub-station.

The guns stolen were three Galils, a M14 and a 12-gauge assault rifle. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Feb. 16, 2021

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