HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 cc1746-7

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give any information with regard to the progress of the revolution in the Republic of San Domingo; and whether any steps have been taken to protect British lives and property in the Republic?


General Bordas, the Provisional President appears, so far, to have held his ground against the Revolutionary forces. A blockade of the ports of Puerto Plata and Monte Christi was proclaimed by Presidential decree on 9th May. The United States ship "Petrel" proceeded from Cuba to Puerto Plata at the end of April with orders from the United States Government to protect British subjects and United States citizens. As far as I know she is still at Puerto Plata. My latest information is that the bombardment of the port has ceased.

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