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Pope Francis appointed Mgr. Launay Saturne Archbishop of Cap-Haitian

Pope Francis appointed Mgr. Launay Saturne Archbishop of Cap-Haitian

On July 16, 2018, the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Mgr. Launay Saturné as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haïtian. He will replace Monsignor Max Leroy Mesidor. Mgr. Saturné was the President of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti CEH and Bishop of the Diocese of Jacmel. He made a reputation for being outspoken. He recently denounced the living conditions of Haitians and some decisions of the current Government.

On July 16, 2018, Monsignor Launay Saturne, 54, was appointed as the Bishop of Jacmel, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haitien (Haiti). Monsignor Eugene Martin Nugent, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti confirmed that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Launay Saturné (President of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti CEH and Bishop of the Diocese of Jacmel), as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haitien. He replaced Monsignor Max Leroy Mesidor, enthroned Archbishop of Port-au-Prince in last January. The new appointment came amid a tensed situation between President Moïse and the CEH. Monsignor Saturne was never a choice of President Moïse because of his outspoken nature.

Launay Saturné was born on January 14, 1964 in Delatte (Petit-Goâve) in the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. He became ordained priest on March 10, 1991 for the archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. Then he took the responsibility of Vicar of the Sacred Heart parish of Turgeau, at Port-au-Prince (1991-1997), and Director of the Propedeutique [foundation course for first-year University students] House at Jacquet, for the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. From 1998 to 2003 he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, obtaining a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology (Ecclesiology). The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI named him as the Bishop of Jacmel in April 2010. Since November 2017, he is the President of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti.

On April 28, 2012 when he was named Bishop of Jacmel by Pope Benedict XVI, he said, "the construction of physical buildings is not enough; we must rebuild the Haitian people." He called on the government of Haiti to develop vocational training programs, and to make public education available to all young people. He criticized the task of the Provisional Electoral Council that brought Martelly into power.

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Cap-Haitien previously known as Cap‑Francais or Cap‑Henri

Cap-Haitien previously known as Cap‑Francais or Cap‑Henri

Here is a picture of Cap-Haïtien in the 1700. Cap-Haïtien was previously known as Cap'Français or Cap'Henri. In its earlier times, this present commune of about 190,000 people on the north coast of Haiti and the capital of the Department of Nord was also known as the 'Paris of the Caribbean" for its wealth of French colonial architecture, which has been well preserved. The city is situated on the coast of the Cap-Haïtien Bay, on the Atlantic Ocean, about 260 km north of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. The city was founded in 1670 on a Taino village called 'Gaurico'. Soon after the French took over the western half of the island from Spain, in 1711, the French made this city their colonial capital of Haiti (then Saint-Dominique) until 1770 when the capital was moved to Port-au-Prince.

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Himmler Rebu, Evans Paul in Anti-Aristide march, Cap-Haitian

Himmler Rebu, Evans Paul in Anti-Aristide march, Cap-Haitian

Here is a picture taken in on November 17, 2002 in Cap-Haitian. As you can see in the picture ex-Haitian Army colonel in the leopard unit Himmler Rebu with Haitian activist, political figure and leader of the Democratic Unity Convention party Evans Paul. This took place during a anti government protest. It was organized by the opposition of the Aristide government with the objective to apply more pressure on the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide. Over 15,000 anti-government demonstrators were estimated to take part in this protest.

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Marriott International Hotel in Cap-Haitien

Marriott International Hotel in Cap-Haitien

Habitation Jouissant boutique hotel in Cap Haitien will become Marriott second hotel in Haiti as it will join the Autograph Collection in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Considering the flourishing Haitian tourism sector, Marriott International has announced its plan to extend the operation of "Autograph Collection Hotels "in Haiti by opening a second hotel in Haiti by the fourth quarter of 2017. Autograph Collection Hotels, a luxury hotel chain owned by Marriott International, founded in 2010, will add "The Habitation Jouissant" - a boutique hotel located in Cap-Haitien, to its impressive global portfolio. This property will be Marriott's second hotel in Haiti after Port-au-Prince, and Autograph's third hotel in the Caribbean after "The Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina" in the British Virgin Islands (2012), and "The Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas". 'Autograph Collection' hotels are strikingly unique independent hotels that offer the rich experiences of a hotel stay with all the benefits of Marriott loyalty points.

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Nawoon Marcellus, First senator of Nord

Nawoon Marcellus, First senator of Nord

Here is Nawoon Marcellus, First senator of Nord.

Presidential Preliminary Election Results Provoke Charges of Fraud and Lack of Transparency

Not all demonstrations were peaceful. One rally became violent with protestors hurling rocks at police, who then tear-gassed the crowd to force them to disperse.

December 27th is the date of the run-off between Celestin, who garnered 25.27% or the vote, and Moise in first place with 32.81%.

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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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Nawoon Marcellus, candidate for Bouclier in Nord

Nawoon Marcellus, candidate for Bouclier in Nord

Here is a picture of Mr. Nawoon Marcellus, candidate for Bouclier in the Nord Department

Nawoon Marcellus First Muslim in Parliament. He served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies (COD) under the Aristide administration 2001-2004. Originally he was a member of the disbanded Lavalas Family party.

Marcellus enjoyed the achievement of one who professed his Muslim faith as being the first person of his religion to be elected to the COD.

Muslims in Haiti number 4,000-5,000 and have become identifiable in recent years, living peacefully side-by-side with Catholics and Voodooists.

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GOP candidate Rand Paul performing eye surgeries in Haiti

GOP candidate Rand Paul performing eye surgeries in Haiti

Here is GOP candidate Rand Paul as he decided to go to Haiti and perform eye surgeries while the other candidates campaign in Iowa.

Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Doing Good in Haiti

GOP presidential hopefuls are spending August in Iowa, to improve their chances of becoming president. Except Rand Paul

As a doctor, he will perform free-of-charge cataract eye surgeries in Haiti. His reason for the surgeries is the island is near the U.S.; tremendous need exists; and medical access is difficult.

Haitians suffer high rates of blindness due to proximity to the equator, Haiti's year-round sunniness, and lack of protective sunglasses.

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Le Transporteur Bus Line

Le Transporteur Bus Line

Le Transporteur is located near Sanssouci on Route Clercine. They offer daily connections between Port-au- Prince and Gonaives, the capital of the Artibonite Department at a price of 350 HTG. A return trip costs around 650 HTG. The travel time is around 6 hours; there are three rounds of trips per day. It is a good news that the transportation system between the capital city in Haiti and other urban places like Cap Haitien, Les Cayes, Gonaives or Ouanaminthe is improving very fast.

If you have any query to ask about 'Le Transporteur' may contact them at:
(509) 2258 5035 at Port-au Prince or (509) 2258 5063 at Gonaïves and (509) 2258 5073 at Cap-Haïtien.
haititransporteur@gmail.com

Other ground transportation services available:
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince
Miami Mini Bus

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American Airlines Inaugural Non-Stop Service to Cap-Haitien

American Airlines Inaugural Non-Stop Service to Cap-Haitien

American Airlines (AA) is opening up a new route in 2014, providing non-stop service from Miami to Cap-Haitien. Travelers flying out of Cap-Haitien can then connect to 100-plus destinations world-wide.

Senior VP, Torno, says non-stop flight service to Cap-Haitien will be ". . . an important catalyst to develop the north coast and open up this historically significant destination."

Prime Minister Lamothe adds, it will have a ". . . significant economic impact for our country . . ."

For information about facilities at the airport, visit our Airport Information page. Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

AA Ticket Sales Center
Choucoune Plaza
Angle Rues Lamarre & Chavannes
Chavannes
Petion-Ville, Haiti
Reservations: 509-229-6000

For information about facilities at the airport, visit our Airport Information page. Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays

AA Ticket Sales Center
Aéroport International Toussaint Louverture
Boulevard Toussaint Louverture, Route de l'aéroport
Mais Gâté
Port-au-Prince, Haïti
Reservations: 509-229-6000

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