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Dominican president visits Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – Dominican President Danilo Medina was received by President Jocelerme Privert on Sunday in Haiti for a short meeting on the passage of Hurricane Matthew and efforts to restore normalcy.

President Medina was accompanied by several of his ministers and advisers. He arrived at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport aboard a helicopter. President Privert, Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, the President of the Senate and Chamber, Ronald Larèche, Cholzer Chancy, respectively, and several members of the private sector, met with the Dominican delegation in the Diplomatic Room at the airport.

The two presidents met for less than two hours on the airport tarmac. Urgent needs were given to the Administrative Minister of the Dominican President, Jose Ramon Peralta, and Medina said he would be returning to Haiti and promised is country’s support for Haiti.

The latest vital statistics from the storm are 372 deaths, 246 injured and 4 missing. There are 175,000 displaced persons in 224 shelters. 90% of the homes on the southwestern peninsula were destroyed and about 500,000 are affected by the storm in some way.

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About The Author

Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.