haiti national palace
Here is a picture of Assad Volcy from Pitit Desalin and the New Provisional President Jocelerme Privert at the National Palace.
Assad Volcy, the General Secretary of the Haitian party Pitit Dessalines, was one of the Martelly's strongest oppositions who never wanted to settle for anything less than the resignation of President Michel Martelly. On 23 December 2015, he even rejected the new Electoral Assessment Commission created by Martelly after the postponement of October 25, 2015 election. When Privert took charge as the provisional president and called private sector representatives, the personalities of the Lavalas movement and the irascible opponents of Michel Martelly at the National Palace to build a national consensus to continue the election, Assad was looking like a victorious soldier. He said, the country is entering a "new political dynamic."Jocelerme Privert has made required commitments to the Audit Commission to complete the electoral process. The crisis would be resolved. Assad believes, for those who want justice, the transitional government would shed light on the management of Martelly administration.
Here is a picture of Haitian sociologist Anthony Barbier, general secretary of the National Palace.
In a memo dated February 22, 2016, Anthony Barbier has informed all the former administrative members of the National Palace, who is holding government vehicles belonging to the National Palace and using for personal or unauthorized purposes, to return them to the National Palace car park within the next 72 hours of the memo issued. He has also advised on the restricted use of tinted glass, sirens and strobes on cars.
Jean Renel Sanon has served as the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Dean and Chief Prosecutor of Port-au-Prince's Civil Court. Recently, following the departure of former President Martelly on February 7th, there were reports of looting at the official residence of the president. Jean Renel Sanon, as the then Secretary General of the National Palace categorically denied such reports and had said that the property of the republic is intact.
Presidential palace of President Villbrum Guilluiame Sam who was assassinated
At the beginning of the 20th century, United States became increasingly concerned with the level of German activity and influence in Haiti. German businesses in Haiti dominated commerce in the entire area.
German nationals controlled over 80 percent of Haiti international commerce. They owned utilities in Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince, wharf, railroad serving the Plain of the Cul-de-Sac. To get around Haitian law that forbid foreigners from owning land in Haiti, German men were increasingly marrying Haitian women and open businesses.
Although the sphere of U.S influence in the Caribbean started in 1898, in 1915, during the First World War, the U.S President Woodrow Wilson feared that Germany could invade Haiti and establish a military base near the Panama Canal that was built with huge U.S investment. The U.S President had right reasons to worry because then there were many Germans settlers living in Haiti who had financed the rampaging cacos with loans which were almost impossible to be repaid and they were at the mercy of the Germans to invade and restore order.
Here is a picture of Haiti National Plalace, following the explosion that took the life of President Cincinnatus Leconte
His presidency was very short lived, he died on August 8, 1912 at the National Palace in Port Au Prince when a series of explosion took place, followed by a tremendous explosion that killed the president and his hundreds of soldiers. So great was the explosion that every house in the city was shaken. There are many opinions and debates on the exact cause of the accident-- was it an accident? Crime? Vengeance Ogou, the voodoo god? However, the most accepted opinion is that the powder magazines stored in the basement destroyed the National Palace and smaller explosions were covering up for an assassination.
Restoration work on Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite, part of Artibonite Department is under way. This magnificent and historic complex has a great importance in the history of Haiti
Palace of 365 Doors was designed by architect Louis Dupeyrac as a presidential home for King Henri Christophe in 1820. This palace was never completed.
Over the years, the building what was for the most part abandoned, had deteriorated significantly and several attempts were made to restore it.
President Stenio Vincent provided some funding to restore Palace of 365 Doors in Petite-Riviere, Artibonite. This was done primarily to stop any further deterioration and shield the complex from the natural elements.
Under Jean Claude Duvalier, Palace of 365 Doors was made into use as it lodging Haiti's National Security Volunteers. Recently, it was transformed into an elementary school and some national and local government offices.
Here is a picture of Haiti National Palace following the 2010 earthquake. The National palace was testroyed, along side of many other government buildings. The Haitian government was unable to operate.
The National Palace was designed in 1912 by Georges H. Baussan (1874-1958), It took on the tradition of French Renaissance architecture.
The National Palace which was originally built in 1881, was seriously damaged on 8 August 1912 by a violent explosion that also killed President Cincinnatus Leconte