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May 4, 2007: 61 Haitians Die in Shipwreck Near Turks and Caicos

  • May 4, 2024
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The ephemeris of the day: national holidays, events marking the history of Haiti, proverbs… the online agency Juno7 brings you a refresher of your memory.

It is Saturday May 4, 2024.

May 4, 1913: Election of Michel Oreste. Elected by the National Assembly, following the death of Tancrède Auguste two days earlier, Michel Oreste, a lawyer from the Port-au-Prince bar and the first civilian to occupy this position, will remain in power until his resignation on January 27, 1914. He will be replaced first by a military-civilian junta and then by Oreste Zamor, former military commander of the Artibonite department.

May 4, 2012: the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti, Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, welcomes the ratification, on May 3, 2012, of the Prime Minister-designate, Laurent Lamothe, by the Chamber of Deputies.

May 4, 2021: during his first press conference as Prime Minister, Claude Joseph confirms the maintenance of a constitutional referendum at the end of June 2021. “A referendum is an act of sovereignty. It essentially concerns Haitians: they are the ones who decide whether or not they want a referendum to change the Constitution,” he declared.

May 4, 2007: 61 Haitians perish in a shipwreck near the Turks and Caicos Islands. The bodies of 59 of them repatriated to Haiti were buried 15 days later in Cap-Haitien in a mass grave. The 78 survivors of the shipwreck were repatriated to Cap-Haitien airport on May 10.

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