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Anse-a-Galets Airport Operates Charter Flights in La Gonave

Anse-a-Galets Airport Operates Charter Flights in La Gonave

Anse-a-Galets Island is a metro area under the La Gonave Arrondissement. The biggest city on Haiti in the Ouest Department, it numbers 52,662 residents, and sits west-northwest of Port-au-Prince, part of the Gulf of Gonave. It operates the Anse-a-Galets Airport in La Gonave, running charter flights from Port-au-Prince and contains an unpaved airstrip that is 2,400 feet in length.

Anse-a-Galets cholera clinic serves between one to three patients per day, most of whom have had non-life-threatening symptoms.

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Petit-Goave, Haiti

Petit-Goave, Haiti

The town of Petit-Goâve, found on the coast of the Ouest Department in Haiti is the home of 12,000 people. Among that number have lived such note-worthy people as Haitian President and Emperor, Faustin Elie Soulouque (Faustin I), political leader, Hubert Deronceray, Haitian-Canadian writer, Dany Laferrière, Yves-Mary Fontin, a poet and writer, Issa el Saieh, a musician, Jean Rene Jerome, a painter, and the artist and painter, Wilson Bigaud.

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Morne Hercule, Haiti

Morne Hercule, Haiti

Morne Hercule, a town found in the Ouest region of the country, was the site of a pilot project funded and organized by the United Nations. The 16/6 Housing Reconstruction project of the UN Agency was put together by various entities to provide 16 communities with rehabilitation. Neighborhoods in three areas were set to benefit from the plans as some 5,000 homes were commissioned throughout Petionville, Port-au-Prince and Delmas.

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Platon Besace, Haiti

Platon Besace, Haiti

Haiti is home to many a small town, many of which are found mainly on the outskirts of other, more popular and populous cities. One such place, so small in population the number is not often formally documented, is the tiny town of Platon Besace. Found in the Sud-Est Department of the country, Platon Besace lies near other towns such as Besace, Beseau, Marecage and L Abbe, as well as major cities such as Santiago, Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Delmas. Travelers to this largely unvisited area can find it at the coordinates 18° 18' 10" North and 72° 51' 53".

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Pont Sonde, Haiti

Pont Sonde, Haiti

Sitting in the Artibonite region of Haiti, the small town of Pont Sonde, or, in keeping with its original pronunciation, Pont Sondé, can be found at the geographical coordinates of latitude 19° 9' 0" North, and of longitude 72° 37' 0" West. Lying near the Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite as well as the towns of Liancort and Saint Marc, Pont Sonde has a population of between one and two thousand people.

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Bolosse, Port Au Prince Haiti

Bolosse, Port Au Prince Haiti

Getting water in many areas throughout Haiti can prove a challenge; for those in Bolosse, it can be especially cumbersome. Residents of the Port-au-Prince town complain of having to wake up early to collect their ration of water before the supply runs dry. The public fountain in Bolosse is then flooded by people, adults and children, waiting to fill their containers between the hours of 6am and 11am.

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Perodin, Haiti

Perodin, Haiti

Pérodin lies within Artibonite Department, an area with many waterbodies including the Seche, Bristol, and Potemot Ravines. One noteworthy feature is Morne Decide ridge.

Two major airports are nearby: Port-au-Prince International and Cap Haitien Airports.

St. Elizabeth de Hongrie is Pérodin's Catholic Church, in Gonaives Diocese. It has a congregation of 16,000 faithful, and runs a school with 325 students.

Cities near to Pérodin include Hinche, Mirebalais, Saint-Marc, Montrouis, and Port-au-Prince. It is near Sylvio Cator Stadium, site of international sports events.

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Passe Reine Rebounds from Economic Slump

Passe Reine Rebounds from Economic Slump

Passé Reine sits within Artibonite Department, an area producing rice as its main crop. It contains the Artibonite River, home of the Peligre Hydroelectrical Dam.

It is surrounded by 20 metro and rural areas lying within a three-mile radius, and has a medical facility, Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Passé Reine has suffered uprisings, most recently in 2004. Artibonite tried to break away from the rest of Haiti, but failed. As such, it tolerated economic decline, until President Préval took office.

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Artibonite Department - Passe Reine

Artibonite Department - Passe Reine

Passé Reine situates itself within Artibonite Department. It is a rural area that produces rice as its main crop. One of the resources of Passé Reine is Artibonite River, a vital water resource on Hispaniola.

Passé Reine is surrounded by metro, suburb, and rural areas that lie within a three-mile radius. Larger metro areas are further out. The town has a medical facility, the Haiti Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Five arrondissements comprise Artibonite Department: Dessalines, Gonaives, Gros-Morne, Marmalade, and Saint-Marc.

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Port-Salut Needs Development as Tourist Destination

Port-Salut Needs Development as Tourist Destination

In Haiti's South Department lies the beauty of Port-Salut. The town was the birth place of former President, Aristide, and Prime Minister, Cherestal.

World Tourist Development has ignored the potential of Port-Salut to offer more than silver-sand beaches. It needs eco-tourists to discover its flora- and fauna-proliferated terrain.

Now that the Diaspora has been awakened to Port-Salut's potential as a tourist magnet, it is the government's obligation to help Port-Salut increase its tourism.

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