Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera arrived in France in 1893 on the steamship La Bretagne, from Port-de-Paix. In October 28, 1900, he became the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion for France
Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. His name is worth remembering for many reasons. He was not only the first black athlete to compete at the Olympics, Henriquez was the first black athlete and the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion in the Olympic Games and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medalist, because he was a member of the France squad in 1900 that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament in France. He also won the silver in the tug of war at the same Games. He introduced football in his country Haiti in 1904, and scored the first goal in Haiti during a competition. He came back in Haiti in the 1950's and became a Senator and was engaged in the promotion of sport in his country. With his brother Alphonse, he co-founded "the Union Sportive Haïtienne". Henriquez was born in Haiti, but moved to France in 1893. Alongside his schooling at the Albert the Great College of Arcueil, he also enjoyed playing rugby. Becoming professional, he played in the biggest clubs in France.
Here is a picture of place Notre-Dame located in the city of Port-de-Paix, Haiti
At one of the most northerly points in Haiti, Port-de-Paix is considered a drug smuggling center into Miami, Florida. The town is a commune said to be home to a quarter of a million people, and its chief exports used to be coffee and bananas. In its past, the commune was where the first black slave revolt took place in 1697, becoming a colonial capital for a time. Then, in 1902, the town was completely destroyed and its years of prosperity were over. Today, residents still rely on the farming of rice, coffee, tobacco, bananas and cacao, and they fish, but the site is now more commonly known for the drug trade.
Here is a pictur of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in the city of Port-de-Paix, Haiti
On what might be one of his last official duties as Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe was present in Port-de-Paix on Monday, December 8 for a tour and the inauguration ceremony of the Place d'Armes and the memorial Capois-La-Mort. During the tour, Lamothe spoke with Regional Directorate of Ed'H officials about the issue of electricity in the Northwest, and addressed the public about how the 9 completed projects have changed the area. The construction was of 7 km of road, 5 km of sidewalk, and the restoration of the age-old Iron Market.
Port-de-Paix is the Northwest Department capital, made up of four districts: Port-de-Paix, Bassin Bleu, Chansolme, and Tortuga Island. It is a rich agricultural area, growing coffee, bananas, tobacco, rice, and cacao. Because the city is accessible to the U.S. via the Atlantic, smuggling thrives in Port-de-Paix.
Port-de-Paix is served by many airlines. They offer flights from Port-de-Paix Airport to international airports, located in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien. A ferry carries tourists between the beautiful beaches of Port-de-Paix and Tortuga Island.
On August 24, 2003, an aircraft from Tropical Airways that left the city of Cap-Haitian to Port-de-Paix crashed and burned in a sugar cane field shortly after takeoff. Many people who watched the airplane as it started having difficulties reported that saw smoke coming out of the front door of the aircraft just before the crash