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Petion-Ville, Haiti

Petion-Ville, Haiti

Here is a picture of the city of Petion-Ville in Haiti.

Petion-Ville, Haiti
The city of Petion Ville is located on the outskirts of the capital city, Port au Prince. The city, founded in 1831, was named after former president Alexandre Petion. Previously a suburban area to the east of Port au Prince, Petion Ville is now the centre of tourism and commerce in the area. Also a residential area especially for the affluent class of the society, it can be regarded as the wealthiest city in Haiti. Many international banks, hotels and embassies are located in Petion Ville. In 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit the area, disrupting the progress of the city. The city has gradually recovered from the damage caused to the trade, commerce and infrastructure. The social life of Petion Ville is not far behind in any respect. Besides a very active night life in the presence of various bars and casinos, a number of top class restaurants, boutiques and art galleries can be found in here.

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Wilson Jeudy criticized previous administration for mismanagement of Delmas

Wilson Jeudy criticized previous administration for mismanagement of Delmas

June, 2016 - Newly elected Mayor of Delmas, Wilson Jeudy severely criticized previous administration who were nominated by Martelly's government to run the city. According to Jeudy, when he left there was over 40 million of gourdes, several materials, including vehicles. Now he only found 4 million with most materials in terrible condition.

Wilson Jeudy was the elected Mayor of the Municipality of Delmas. He once proposed to build a prison on the island of Gonâve where Ministers, MPs would find their final resting place. About five years ago when he was the Mayor before, his main priority was to help the population and to achieve that he even dreamed of becoming the President of Haiti. He was a presidential candidate in the 2010-11 election and received 6076 (or 0.57%) votes. He was born in Gonaives on October 10, 1963. Jeudy is a devoted Christian, a Law school graduate and minored in Psychology and Sociology (Human Relations). As a Mayor, Jeudy has a long list of achievements in development and constructional works like construction of markets, schools, roads, theatre halls, palaces and many others. Before the last election, he was issued his certificate of discharge by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA), certifying his management of public funds as the Principal Mayor of the Municipality of Delmas as well as the deputy mayors and other accounting of public funds. Recently, in June 2016, when he was re-elected as the Mayor of Delmas, he severely criticized the previous management of Delmas under Martelly administration for mismanagement of municipal fund. He said when he left there was over 40 million of gourdes in the municipal exchequer and several assets including vehicles. Now he found only 4 million gourdes in cash equivalents and rest of the assets in terrible condition.

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Haiti Slum

Haiti Slum

Here is the picture of a Haitian slum. According to the World Risk Index (2014) of the United Nations University, Haiti is the most vulnerable country in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It is regularly facing every possible kind of environmental alteration resulting regular migratory flows, making people environmental migrant. Environmental factors have a great impact on global migration flows, because people are forced to leave their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment with harsh or deteriorating conditions. Climate change, environment and migration are all interrelated. Environmental degradation and disasters generally cause migration and movement of people can also cause significant effects on the surrounding ecosystems. Frequent droughts, cyclones, hurricanes and floods in Haiti have caused significant impact in one of the most fragile environments in the world. Half of the residents of the Haitian capital city were not born there. Haiti is very much vulnerable to climate change; it needs to increase its ability to foresee and control the effects of climate change, while integrating the associated migration risks.

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La Gonave Development Plan

La Gonave Development Plan

Here is a picture of La Gonave.

The former President Michel Martelly had made a plan with an unknown institution to transform the La Gonâve Island into an International Financial Center with three official languages: English, French and Creole. As per the plan, an area of 100 square kilometers within the 743 square kilometer Island of Gonâve will be transformed into a sustainable green island community consisting the following projects. (a) renewable energy project, Jatropha farm and biodiesel plant that would employ over 18,000 Haitians; (b) luxury estate housing; (c) waterfront villages; (d) international and private airports; (e) industrial city with deep sea port; (f) all inclusive destination resorts with spas, golf courses and casinos; and (g) home port for large cruise ships. The agreement withholding the description of financial institution was made public by an Executive order issued by the Martelly government on January 7, 2016. The private entity will be empowered to build necessary infrastructure as per the requirement of the project and collect revenue to cover their investment. The plan was originally conceptualized in September 2010. It was a surprising fact that a public disclosure of such status was unknown outside of the principles involved.

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Thomassique, Haiti

Thomassique, Haiti

Here is the city of Thomassique in Haiti.

Thomassique is a city located in the Central Plateau; it is the home of about 100,000 people. "St. Joseph Clinic", is the first medical clinic here, built by the 'Medical Missionaries' in 2006. It is presently one of the best health facilities in this region of Haiti. This clinic is a sign of hope and respect for the local people. Here most people live on subsistence farming. The inhabitants of Thomassique have an average per capita income of $700 (it is $40,000 in U.S), their average life span is 61 years (in U.S, it is 78 years), 40% homes in the city and 15% in the outlying villages have water in front of their homes and the rest depends on public fountains, known as "tiyos", which are unsafe to drink. There is no proper public transportation system in the city. Most families could not afford to send their children to school. In spite of hardship and challenges, people live a simple but cheerful and hopeful life in Thomassique.

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Village Project Ona-ville in morne a cabri

Village Project Ona-ville in morne a cabri

Here is the Ceremony handling housing keys to police officers in the area to dull the kid, ONA city area.

The village project Ona-ville is located in the region of Morne-à-Cabri. If you want to reach there you have to cross some five kilometers clay, very powdery road to get to ONA-City in Morne-à-Cabri. The project was initiated by ONA back in 1997 during the period of President Rene Preval as a housing solution for public service holders. But, when it was inaugurated in 2003 during the period of Aristide, became a fiasco; very few people were interested to go there. Now, with the help of an MOU between the Haitian government and ONA ((National Old-Age Insurance Office), the employees of Haitian National Police employees can find their long sought home with a low interest loan (0.50% per month) from ONA which would be deducted from their salary. Presently ninety, residential units in a 125,548 square meters area (1351388 square feet) have been completed in three categories: Type I: 221 Sq meters with five bedrooms, four toilets; Type II: 217 meters with four bedrooms, 3 toilets and Type III: is 196 meters with 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets. As per President Martelly's announcement 400 more units are under the planning stage. The completed ninety units have been inaugurated by the President on Thursday, November 26, 2015, in the presence of Prime Minister Evans Paul, Émmanuel Ménard, the Director General of the ONA and other important officials of the police, government, political and religious circles. The project has cost $18 million to ONA.

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Renovating work completed at Port of Petit Goave

Renovating work completed at Port of Petit Goave

Here is a picture of the newly renovated Port of Petit Goave. It was inaugurated on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, by president Michel Martelly. What new with this port is a new customs offices and a bonded warehouses that is now complies with the ISPS Code.

The new Port of Petit Goave is comprised of an area of 51 m2. It is part of a plan to make Haiti more accessible to the international trade. It will offer transportation of people and merchandises to the city as well as the entire region. The port is expected to facilitate the transport of agricultural and handicraft production and also improve tourism in the region

The reconstruction of the Port of Petit-Goâve was done locally creating several needed jobs. Economic Construction Maritime SA (Eccomar SA) was in charge of the project which lasted about ten months at a cost of $ 2.33 million

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Justinian University Hopital (JUH), Cap-Haitian

Justinian University Hopital (JUH), Cap-Haitian

L'Hôpital Universitaire Justinien is the main hospital in the second largest Haitian city Cap-Haitien. The hospital is named after a local magistrate Justinien Etienne who is credited for its foundation in 1890 as a hospice that was subsequently transformed into a hospital in 1920 during the occupation of the United States in Haiti. Today, it is a teaching hospital with 250 inpatient beds with training facilities for around 60 students in diverse disciplines such as family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, urology, orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology and otolaryngology. The hospital has a pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services for both outpatients and inpatients. With some financial supports from state and private organizations, the hospital provides some level of free medical care in addition to its fee-based services.

Contact: Rue 17 Q, Cap Haïtien, Haiti. Tel: 2262-1205 / 1206/ 0512/ 2262-1495; Email: michachou2005@yahoo.f

Some additional Hospitals in Departement Nord that are near Hospital Universitaire Justinien:
Hospital Universitaire Justinien, Cap-Haïtien
Hospital Sacré Coeur, Milot - supported by the CRUDEM Foundation
Hospital Bon Samaritain, Limbé
Alyans Sante Borgne, Borgne

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Hospital Sacre Coeur, Milot

Hospital Sacre Coeur, Milot

Hospital Sacré Coeur (HSC) with 122 beds is the largest private hospital in the town of Milot in the Northern Haiti. It was constructed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the Montreal Province (founder of CRUDEM or Center for the Rural Development of Milot) in 1986. However, 'the Hôpital Sacré Coeur' they built was a simple building with an operating room without any equipment or surgeon. The building gradually took the shape of a real hospital when Dr. Ted Dubuque, a surgeon from St. Louis, Missouri joined there in 1986. Dr. Dubuque had promised God that if he recovers from a near fatal illness that he was once suffering, he would spend his life helping others. He was cured and kept his promise. He traveled to Milot, spent six months at HSC and performed 250 surgeries during his first visit. The hospital statistics for the year 2013: 49,743 outpatient visits, 5,906 hospital admissions, 119,076 laboratory tests, 2,966 X-rays processed, 1,236 newborn deliveries, 1,956 surgical procedures, 11,143 patients tested for HIV, 178 children treated as inpatients for severe malnutrition. Every year CRUDEM publishes the schedule of their visiting surgeons on their website.

Contact by Email at: info@crudem.org.

Some additional Hospitals in Departement Nord:
Hospital Universitaire Justinien, Cap-Haïtien
Hospital Bon Samaritain, Limbé
Alyans Sante Borgne, Borgne

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Alyans Sante Borgne

Alyans Sante Borgne

Before establishing the Alyans Sante Borgne (ASB) or Borgne Health Alliance clinic in 2006, the only clinic and laboratory for the people in Borgne was run by H.O.P.E (Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa). ASB was formed with the partnership of Haitian Ministry of Health under the management of H.O.P.E. Today, the hospital is functioning with 4 physicians, 70 staff and a team of nurses and other health workers and technicians who are mostly local born and have a bond of love for the organization.

The hospital Alyans Sante is constantly striving to attain its primary goal to provide basic and preventive medicine to the entire community; however, they could not yet achieve that due to paucity of fund. ASB has developed specific programs on some of the major health risks at Borgne which are associated with childbirth, neo-natal, post-partum complication and child death. To extend their hands of assistance they have introduced mobile clinics in remote areas.

Contact: ASB at Fond La Grange, Borgne, Haiti.

Some additional Hospitals in Departement Nord:
Hospital Universitaire Justinien, Cap-Haïtien
Hospital Sacré Coeur, Milot - supported by the CRUDEM Foundation
Hospital Bon Samaritain, Limbé

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