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May 11, 1994: The military appoint Emile Jonassaint, provisional president of Haiti

  • May 11, 2024
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Ephemeris of the day: national holidays, events marking the history of Haiti, proverbs… the online agency Juno7 brings you a memory refresh.

It is Saturday May 11, 2024

May 11, 1796 : Arrival of the third civil commission in Santo Domingo. Composed of Sonthonax, Roume, Giraud, Leblanc, and Julien Raymond and accompanied by several hundred soldiers, this civil commission formed by the Directory on January 23, 1796 was responsible for reestablishing the authority of France called into question by the different components of colonial society.

May 11, 1994 : the military appoint Emile Jonassaint, provisional president of Haiti. Jonassaint formed a government composed of 12 ministers, all civilians. He remained in power until October 12, 1994. After retiring from public life, he died on October 24, 1995 in Port-au-Prince at the age of 82.

May 11, 2008 : the Haitian coast guard recovered around ten bodies of people who had drowned following the sinking of their boat, off the coast of Merger, around fifteen km south of Port-au-Prince on the evening of May 10. The small boat was returning from Pestel and heading towards the capital.

May 11, 2012 : publication in the Moniteur of a law relating to the integration of disabled people This law establishes the principle of non-discrimination and contains, among other things, a chapter relating to access to education and a chapter on employment and suitable work.

May 11, 2016 : the electoral verification commission officially launches its work at the Vote Tabulation Center (CTV), in the presence of representatives of political parties and national and foreign electoral observation organizations. This verification commission was tasked with analyzing 25% of the minutes of the controversial 2015 elections.

May 11, 2018 : bandits attack the building housing the central headquarters of the State Electricity of Haiti (EDH) at the corner of Rue Charéron and Blvd Harry Truman, in Port-au-Prince on the night of 10 to 11 may. This situation caused panic in the area and caused significant damage.

May 11, 2022 : Heavily armed bandits hijack five trucks carrying a cargo of cigarettes with a market value of one million dollars at the bottom of Delmas, according to the Compagnie de Tabac Comme Il Faut SA

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