United States Airlines cancels flights to Hiati

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According to the Miami Herald newspaper, United States Airlines canceled all of their flights to Haiti on Saturday as the country’s embattled prime minister called for Haitians to stop blocking roads and burning tires amid a civil unrest being triggered by the announcement of a sharp hike in fuel prices. The newspaper also indicated that at least three people died as a result of the violence that erupted on Friday afternoon. These included a police officer and a security guard for a former legislative candidate and opposition leader. Two police stations were also set ablaze during the riot. Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Hubert Minnis confirmed at his press conference in the VIP lounge at the Lynden Pindling International Airport Saturday evening that his government is monitoring the unrest in Haiti and government officials are in contact with American government officials who are also following Haitian riots. The Prime Minister said that he ensured that all of our borders are protected and that they remain safe. Minnis noted that he’s been assured by police commissioner Anthony Ferguson that police officials will assist their immigration and defense force colleagues in this effort. The Prime Minister made a stern warning with any potential influx of Haitians coming to the Bahamas.

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