"Gouvènman an Lakay ou" arrive aux Côtes-de-Fer
This year, which marks the 11th edition of "Gouvènman lakay" saw the involvement of diplomats from Cuba, Venezuela and Germany taking part in the event. Also present was the Martelly Administration, which promised to continue to practice good management of state funds and resources. President Martelly also promised that the government would support Coteferrais and outlined a special $3 million US plan for the town in the fields of tourism, agriculture, health and construction.
Here is a picture of the new Courthouse of Aquin.
On Friday, 11th October, Jean Roudy Aly, the Director General of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), inaugurated the rehabilitation and expansion of the Court of First Instance (CFI) of Aquin. The function was witnessed by Me Isaac Lithan, public prosecutor of that jurisdiction, the Mayor of the commune of Aquin and some more important personalities from the judicial administration. The Commissioner and the Dean of the Bar of the jurisdiction thanked Me. Jean Roudy Aly and Jean Renel Sanon, the Minister of Justice, for their effort to contribute two spacious court rooms and five investigation offices of examining. Jean Roudy Aly, in his speech for the occasion, said that the improvement of the working condition was done in tune of the policy undertaken by the Martelly-Lamothe administration. The administration expects different actors of the justice should work tirelessly and reduce the number of pretrial detention at minimum.
During his visit in Cote-de-Fer as The Haitian government continues its series of original dialogues with the public, President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe took the time to visit the milk production factory in Cote-de-Fer by the name of Letri Kot Fe.
Michel Martelly was accompanied with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and the Minister of Agriculture
Several Government members left the Haitian Capital on Friday to visit the town of Cote-de-Fer. They took the opportunity to visit different communal sections with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. This is also an opportunity for the local population to have a one to one conversation with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to inform him about their pressing needs
More importantly, according to a government plan, Côtes-de-Fer is expected to become a major tourist destinations in Haiti. Based on a plan developed by the Minister of Tourism of the Government Martelly-Lamothe, Stephanie Villedrouin.
Also President Michel Martelly has a special connection with the town of Cote-de-Fer. His parents are from this beautiful coastal town,
Here is a picture of several children neatly dressed in school in the region of Boucan Carre.
Before 2004, the town of Boucan Carre did not have much in term of facilities such as schools and others.
Thanks to the work of many outreach organizations all over the world, it now has a few schools and a church built by outreach and aid programs in Haiti.
Gonâve Island or Île de la Gonâve (in French) is the largest of the Hispaniolan satellite islands of Haiti located west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. This barren island is mostly made up of limestone; it is 60 km long and 15 km wide, covers an area of 743 square km. After the earthquake, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had pledged to grant more than $2.2 billion in the next 10 years to fund Haiti's recovery efforts and cancelled all of its outstanding debt. Recently, under "Gouvènman an lakay ou" or 'Government Home Building Program', the IDB has approved the government's request to fund the construction of two schools accommodating 820 students and a project to build 30 km long road linking Pointe-à-Raquette and Anse-à-Galet. On last Friday, 6 October, 2014, on the instruction of the Prime Minister Lamothe several important ministers and officials visited Gonâve to form a monitoring committee for the ensuing project.
Haiti's Maritime and Navigation Service (SEMANAH) organized a one-day event at the Cariès public beach, hoping to make the public more aware of the potential damage to the seabed. Making the statement that the sea should not be thought of as trash, Director General of SEMANAH, Eric Prevost, reminded those present of the historical and cultural heritage of these sites. The cost of the event was $1 million gourdes, put forward by SEMANAH for the activities planned.
Here is a picture from a fire at the Historic Center in the city of Jeremy.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014 a major fire erupted in the Historic center in Jeremy. Although the city is equipped with a Fire Department that is considered to be up to date, that did not stop the fire from spreading and ended up consuming several homes in the area
Reverend Campion of Our Lady of Fatima Bible Center held a three-day convocation, "Prayer, Penance, and Conversion". Thousands attended a ceremony, which involved being sprinkled with holy water and undergoing exorcisms to cast out evil spirits.
People prayed for visas to leave Haiti and for ailing family members to be cured.
Reverend Campion demanded of people, "You must convert!", or else Port-au-Prince would be permanently destroyed when the next earthquake hit Haiti.
In January, Michel Martelly placed a wreath at the base of a monument to Jose Marti, who gained freedom for Cuba in the 1900s.
Martelly spoke of the alliance between Cuba and Haiti, saying Marti began ". . . the genesis of cooperation between Haiti and Cuba . . . that still develops for the benefit of Haiti and Cuban citizens."
In 1895, Marti inhabited a house in Cap Haitien, which has revered his memory with a marble plaque, marking the historical time he spent there.
The Commune of Carrefour benefited from a rehabilitation project that saw interest in the town of Mahotière grow significantly. The turn of tide was due to the fixing of the road which led to better conditions for traffic and saw the number of businesses and the value of homes increase in the area. The rebuilding effort, instigated in the 2010-2011 project by the government, also gave the town a more prolific nightlife.