Here is Jocelerme Privert in Arcahaie during the celebration of the Haitian Flag.
On May 18, 2016, President Jocelerme Privert visited Arcahaie to attend the 213th anniversary of Haitian Flag. On Wednesday, the President arrived in the city of flag despite the threats from the supporters of the Tet Kale party who burned tires and blocked major arteries into the city of Arcahaie. There were reports that they would not allow President Privert to enter the city and participate in the traditional ceremony on that day. However, the events unfolded in a different way. The ceremony was celebrated without a hitch and the President was able to send a strong message to these partisans. He has said, there would be no election in the country until the verification commission sheds light on the happenings of October 25th election. Although he did not mention any name, it was easily understood that his prime target was Martelly's Parti Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK), because they are the only political party in Haiti opposed to a verification of the last elections; the election was conducted during Martelly's regime and he along with his supporters were accused of massive frauds.
Ghis is a classic case where innocently you can get into trouble in Haiti. During the ceremony on May 18 in the city of Arcahaie. Father Julien who was the mater of ceremony was attempting to promote Plantain which is a major product from the region announced that people need to eat plan tain in all types of ways "Nap Manje bannan nan sou tout form, Bouyi, Peze, Papita.." However, the message did not com out as intended. Instead it looked like the Catholic pries was trying to promote the candidacy of Jovenel Moise who has identified himself as the Plantain man
It was reported that over a dozen armed bandits dressed in military claiming to be former FADH military have terrorized the population of Arcahaie today. According to witnesses, they burned Police Station in Saint-Medard and also took the opportunity to rob a credit Union in the same area.
Here is a picture of a bus of the company Dignite after it was burned in Arcahaie.
Since the first day of September, the people of Arcahaie are agitating and showing their mark of displeasure. They are not happy with the President Martelly's unilateral decision to make "Les Arcadins" a separate commune and connected it to the Artibonite Department. They have rejected the president's decision because they consider it is unconstitutional and ultra vires the power of an outgoing president who is holding his office without any parliament, but by a decree. The new commune would take out a section of coastline from the city where the President had built a mansion for himself and few more homes for his friends. For the past 40 days, children of Arcahaie could not go to school, three buses, along with a bus of the Dignite company were burnt, three public buildings, such as, the tax office, the municipal palace and the vice delegates office for the district, were set on fire on October 2nd. Due to several roadblocks, people cannot travel north to south or vice versa; even the people from the east cannot travel back from Port-au-Prince.
Here is a picture of the mayor of North Miami in the United States. Andre Pierre who was born in Arcahaie, Haiti became the second Haitian American to be elected in the city of North Miami.
In the final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area that eventually became "North Miami",
Some history about North Miami. Following thee final phase of Indian inhabitation of the area, United States Army soldiers in 1856 cut a Military Trail near rivers connecting Fort Lauderdale to Fort Dallas at the mouth of the Miami River.
North Miami, between 1926 and 1931, was named "Town of Miami Shores", one reason for that was because its early eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean.
Dr. Gaspard SEM, of the Hospital Saint-Michel in Jacmel, said in June of 2013 that a majority of the cases they see come in at the emergency unit and outpatient clinic have been victims of accidents involving moto-taxis. They divided them into groups by adult and children cases, and then, within the groups, by sex. Adult men numbered 171 instances over the months of May and June, female 58, over the same period. There were 21 cases involving children over the same two months, 10 boys and 11 girls.
One of the most respected Haitian scholars, Dr. Pradel Pompilus was born in 1914 and passed away in 2000. He was a writer, teacher, grammarian and linguist, best known for his study of Haitian literature.
Dr. Pradel Pompilus was born in Arcahaie, studied law, was professor of French and Latin. He became one of the first Haitian scholars in Paris and in 1957
Dr. Pompilus was then appointed professor of literature at the University of S State of Haiti and was a teacher at Ecole Normale Supérieure during 1980s. He was one of the Haitian writers who put Haitia creole at a high level. He deserves deep respect for his contribution to the Haitian literature
Here is a picture of Place Catherine Flon. This was taken from a documentary conducted by Frere Joel.
Catherine Flon is viewed the symbols of the Haitian Revolution and independence.
She was the one responsible to sew the Haitian flaf, the first Haitian flag on May 18, 1803. According to history, this took place on the last day of the memorable Congress of Arcahaie. History also reported that Catherine Flon was the goddaughter of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
Here is a picture of the Haitian flag with the person who has credit for its creation, Katherine Flon Haitian.
The town of Arcahaie became a famous town due to its historical heritage. This was the place that hosted the 1803 Congress for teh independence of Haiti. The exact date for taht congress was May 14 to May 18.
During the congress, Jean-Jacques Dessalines tore up the French flag and replaced it with a blue and red flag. This is how the Haitian Flag was created.
Here is a map of of the historic town of Arcahaie in Haiti. It has a lot of meaning for the independence of Haiti. Every year, during Haiti Flag Day on May 18, there is an important ceremony to commemorate the our flag.
The town of Arcahaie is a municipality in the Arcahaie Arrondissement and according to the last census, its population is estimated at 102,639 inhabitants.