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Travellers stranded after violence grounds flights in Haiti

9 July 2018

Travellers were left stranded in Port-au-Prince on Sunday (July 08) after violent protests grounded flights in the impoverished nation. According to local media, the Haitian government ordered flights be grounded amidst protests over a proposed fuel price hike that was later cancelled. Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has announced the temporary suspension of double-digit government hikes to prices for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Life in Port-au-Prince has been slowly returning to normal after the violence. But citizens are still wary of further outbreaks of violence.