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BAHAMAS: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release – Unrest in Haiti

#Nassau, November 21, 2018 – Bahamas – Due to continuing unrest in Haiti, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the public that the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port au Prince will be closed until further notice.  This action was taken after consultation with the Ambassador of The Bahamas to Haiti and security personnel in Haiti.

Security Directives have been issued by the United Nations (UN) Mission in Haiti – MINUJUSTH, implementing a  curfew from 2200 hours to 0500 hours  until further notice.  It is the policy of The Bahamas in situations such as this to act in conjunction with the Diplomatic Community, and the UN if present in the jurisdiction.

Additionally, Bahamasair has suspended its flights into Haiti until further notice.  The general public is advised to consult Bahamasair as to when flights are likely to resume.

All staff of The Bahamas Embassy are safe.  The Ministry continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates on new developments as they arise.

 

Press Release: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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