June 29, 2016 - Swearing in of the elected bishop of Hinche , Mgr . Desinord Jean , before the President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert , at the National Palace.
On June 29, 2016, the swearing in of the Monsignor Desinord Jean as the new Bishop of Hinche took place before the President of the Republic Jocelerme Privert at the National Palace. Désinord Jean (born in 1967) was ordained priest in 1994. He was well known to the Haitian community for his radio programs on Radio Télé soleil. On April 4, 2016, the Vatican nominated him as the new Bishop of Hinche, succeeding Mgr Simon-Pierre Saint-Hillien, who died in July 2015. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hinche was founded on 20 April 1972; it is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haïtien. On Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Hinche, the ceremony of Episcopal ordination and enthronement of the new bishop took place in the presence of Catholic clergies, including Cardinal Chibly Langlois and the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Eugène Martin Nugent, many representatives of the Church in Haiti and abroad, Christian community of Hinche and many other government representatives.
March 17, 2016 - a gas station in Hinche, in the Department Centre exploded and burned completely. Here is a collection of pictures of the incident. According to some witnesses, this incident took place while a truck transporting water came in to put in gas but left the pump without shotting it uf completely. Others mentioned the lighting of a cigarette.
Also there are non confirmed report that about seven people lost their lives in the fire and more than thirty injured.
We also learned that the city of Hince is not equiped with fire fighting station. The fire came under control after the population came in help
How Hospital Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche was created. While traveling to Haiti in 2003 as a part of a medical team, Ms. Nadene Brunk of Richmond, Virginia Area (who specializes in midwifery and currently the Executive Director at Midwives for Haiti) witnessed the lack of resources and skilled professionals to assist pregnant women. She was shocked and to provide a permanent solution, she formed a small team of medical professionals, volunteer midwives and returned to Haiti. Later on, at the request of a Haitian community leader, with nine students, she opened a nurse training program in Hinche. After a long hard work and overcoming many challenges, their effort "Midwife for Haiti" got recognized as a nonprofit organization in 2006. Today, although Hospital Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche still looks worn, it is clean, adequately equipped and staffed with 16 skilled graduate birth attendants, medication shortage are no more regular incidence. In 2013, they have attended over 2,100 births.
Departement Centre, Centre, Cange, Hinche, Mirebalais:
Zanmi Lasante, Hospital in Cange
Hospital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Mirebalais
Here is a picture of World Vision's Sant Lespwa of Hope located near the city of Hinche. Rothschild Doyno Collaborative received the award from The American Institute of Architects for the design
The Sant Lespwa Center of Hope, located outside of Hinche, Haiti, has garnered the team an award for architecture in the 2015 AIA Honor Awards. Commissioned by World vision, the center was built with the Haitian breeze in mind, with the building giving over to a breezeway that allows the light and wind in, and also gives astounding views of the nearby mountains. The scope of the brilliance of the architecture also involves water collection, the generation of electricity, and consideration of the treatment of sewage. All these plans were made with the input of the community, and the building also provided the training of over a hundred locals.
Here is a picture of the process of making cassave in Haiti. This was filmed by La Bonne Nouvelle where Frere Joel went to the city of Hinche and showed the actual process of making cassave in Haiti. The evengelist is doing something very positive in Haiti which is different from what the other Religious organizations are trying to do, which is showing the worst sections in Haiti to encourage people to give money
Bassin Zim is located on the East of Hinche, a 20 m waterfall. Many believe that there is great tourist potential for the region. However, all these have not been fully exploited for the benefits of the residents of Hinche. The government is encouraged to develop a plan to make the region more accessible to tourist.
Here is a picture of the historic Cathédrale de Sacré-Coeur in Hinche.
The city of Hinche is located in central Haiti. With a population around 50,000 people the Capital of the Department of Centre is also called the city of Charlemagne Péralte, the Haitian nationalist leader who resisted the United States occupation of Haïti (1915-1934).
The city of Hinche is accessible by road and plane. The main attraction of the region of Hinche is located on the East of Hinche and is called Bassin Zim. This is a 20 m waterfall at a distance of 30-minute drive from town.
Here is a picture of the rebel leader Charlemagne Peralte. This Statue was erected in the city of Hinche
He was born in 1886 in Hinche but with his origin to a family who had migrated from theDominican Republic
A former Haitian officer who was the military chief in the city of Léogane when the US Marines invaded Haiti in July 1915, Charlemagne Péralte refused to surrender to the US Marines.
As a consequence, he resigned from the Haitian military position and returned to his birth city, Hinche
In 1917, Charlemagne Péralte was arrested by the occupying force and sentenced to five years of forced labor. Following his release, Charlemagne started his guerrilla warfare against the US troops until his assassination