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The city of Port-a-Piment, Haiti

The city of Port-a-Piment, Haiti

Welcme to the city of Port-à-Piment in Haiti. It is located in the South peninsula about 52 km from the town of Les Cayes.

Port-a-Piment Burgeoning Tourist Destination. It is a coastal town in South Department, with a population at the last census count of 17,000-plus.

Its education system is well developed with primary, secondary, and university level schools. But its health system is not, with a single health center and recently built hospital.

The primary tourist attraction, Marie-Jeanne Cave, is still being excavated for riches hidden there by Taino Indians. The spectular beauty of the caves will help to draw more tourists to the area.

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Sub police station and the school of Trouin

Sub police station and the school of Trouin

A new sub police station and a new school in the locality of Trouin. Leogane's New Police Station and National School Launched

Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES) officials launched Trouin's new police sub-station in Léogâne Commune. The German Development Bank donated almost 17 million gourdes to complete the project, consisting of offices, cells, dormitories, toilets, a dining area, a depository, a courtyard, and fenced-in green space.

FAES officials then traveled to National School of Trouin to launch its re-opening. Classrooms, a water tank, elevated tower, auditorium, and other structures were renovated at a cost of 19 million-plus gourdes.

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Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache

Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache

Here is a picture of Santre de Sante Kay Kok in Ile-A-Vache. This is to show you that island that was abandoned at one point is now the object of many interests as it was ranked among the top beached in the world. Now, with Santre de Sante Kay Kok that was recently built among other projects in Ile-A-Vache, the residents ave the opportunity to remain in the island for basic health care.

After the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government had a plan to turn this beautiful island into a tourist destination. There were many infrastructure works and social projects that were underway; from roads, airport, to port and marina. There was a project for 1,000 hotel rooms, and an 18-hole golf course as well.

However in 2014 a presidential decree declared the island property of the government for tourism development purpose did not seat well many of the residents. People who have lived there for several generations went to the street to protest against the plan. They were afraid that the government would take their land

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National High School of Savanette

National High School of Savanette

As part of the Haitian government's mandate to provide a fundamental education for children and youth, it has recently finished building the National High School of Savanette. The Ministry of Planning oversaw construction and funding was provided by the Treasury. The Ministry of Education ensured criteria was met for the 15 classrooms, a library, two labs, an administrative section, and playing field.

Savanette is a rural commune, located in the Lascahobas Arrondissement in Centre Department with a population of 29,717.

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Waterfront Boulevard in Jacmel

Waterfront Boulevard in Jacmel

Here is a picture of the new Waterfront Boulevard in Jacmel

Jacmel Waterfront Boulevard's Continuing Development

Southeast Tourism Departmental Director Johanne Cardon visited Jacmel's Waterfront Boulevard in the company of STL, a contractor.

The Waterfront Boulevard attracts a considerable amount of traffic, and Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries approved building six catering booths and two beverage booths.

Project Manager Olga Regueira of Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development said the agency will continue to honor its commitment to work collaboratively with Southeast Tourism Department in developing the Waterfront Boulevard.

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Cathedrale de Sacre-Coeur, in Hinche

Cathedrale de Sacre-Coeur, in Hinche

Here is a picture of the historic Cathédrale de Sacré-Coeur in Hinche.

The city of Hinche is located in central Haiti. With a population around 50,000 people the Capital of the Department of Centre is also called the city of Charlemagne Péralte, the Haitian nationalist leader who resisted the United States occupation of Haïti (1915-1934).

The city of Hinche is accessible by road and plane. The main attraction of the region of Hinche is located on the East of Hinche and is called Bassin Zim. This is a 20 m waterfall at a distance of 30-minute drive from town.

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place Notre-Dame, Port-de-Paix

place Notre-Dame, Port-de-Paix

Here is a picture of place Notre-Dame located in the city of Port-de-Paix, Haiti

At one of the most northerly points in Haiti, Port-de-Paix is considered a drug smuggling center into Miami, Florida. The town is a commune said to be home to a quarter of a million people, and its chief exports used to be coffee and bananas. In its past, the commune was where the first black slave revolt took place in 1697, becoming a colonial capital for a time. Then, in 1902, the town was completely destroyed and its years of prosperity were over. Today, residents still rely on the farming of rice, coffee, tobacco, bananas and cacao, and they fish, but the site is now more commonly known for the drug trade.

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Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in Port-de-Paix

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in Port-de-Paix

Here is a pictur of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in the city of Port-de-Paix, Haiti

On what might be one of his last official duties as Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe was present in Port-de-Paix on Monday, December 8 for a tour and the inauguration ceremony of the Place d'Armes and the memorial Capois-La-Mort. During the tour, Lamothe spoke with Regional Directorate of Ed'H officials about the issue of electricity in the Northwest, and addressed the public about how the 9 completed projects have changed the area. The construction was of 7 km of road, 5 km of sidewalk, and the restoration of the age-old Iron Market.

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Jacmel, member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Jacmel, member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Major news for the city of Jacmel. It has been recognized for its art at an international level. Jacmel became member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Creative Cities Network Promotes Cultural Exchange and Local Development

Creative Cities Network (CCN), inaugurated in 2004, is a cultural organization sponsored by UNESCO. This year UNESCO Director General Bokova named 19 countries new members of CCN.

Growth of the arts, social inclusion, and awareness of culture world-wide falls under seven subject areas: the arts, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music. Membership in CCN is now at 69. This year CCN celebrates 10 years commemorating and sustaining multiculturalism.

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Jacmel Cathedral Rises for a Second Time

Jacmel Cathedral Rises for a Second Time

Four years after its destruction, the Cathedral of Jacmel will be rebuilt starting September 2014. Bishop of Jacmel, Mgr. Launay Saturne, revealed that Miyamoto Haiti, ancillary to Miyamoto International, would build the Cathedral.

The Archdiocese of Miami has contributed money to buy the land where a multi-use Cathedral will stand. Church functions and community meetings will both share the mixed-use space.

Jacmel Cathedral, ruined by fire in 1896, was rebuilt on the same site.

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