Here is a picture of Prince Jacques-Victor who is the Son of Emperor Henri Christophe.
His parents were slaves who were brought with thousands of other West Africans to work in the sugar industry in Grenada, run by the fierce and gritty English. His determined revolutionary nature had deep roots in his African ancestry. In any event, he reached Haiti sometime in his teens and started his career as an assistant cook in a hotel in the neighborhood of Petite Anse. During his life he has worked as a mason, billiard-marker, waiter, sailor and stable-hand. In 1779, he enlisted himself in the French force to participate in the War of American Independence and served as a drummer boy with a regiment described as gens de couleur. He was married to Marie-Louise Coidavid and had four children, of whom, his son Franz Ferdinand later died of hunger in the House of Orphans in Paris.
Henry Christophe was a leader in the war of Haitian independence (1791-1804) and later the president (1807-11) and self-proclaimed King Henry I (1811-20) of northern Haiti. He took his responsibility seriously and declared Catholicism as the official religion, although other beliefs would be tolerated. He was determined to improve all aspects of life in the northern province. Some of his major concerns were the defense of his country from internal and external aggression, education, creation of a first black kingdom in the western hemisphere. On March 28, 1811, he declared Haiti a kingdom, and proclaimed himself as "King Henri I". He offered Alexandre Petion, the ruler of the south, to absorb into his kingdom, but Petion never accepted till his death in 1818. He built a huge fortress "la Ferriere," (the blacksmith's pouch), on a mountain peak overlooking the Le Cap harbor. During his reign, Christophe introduced a monetary system based on gourds (predecessor to the current money). In 1820, when he was paralyzed by a stroke, could not face a revolt that spread with the news of his infirmities. He committed suicide on October 6, 1820.
What you are looking at is a picture Clifford Brandt as he is entering Police station in Port-au-Prince.
A lawyer hired by the Brandt family agreed that Brandt had led police to the place of kidnapping. However, he said his client did not participate in kidnapping. His defense is that Brandt had organized the children's removal in a family dispute.
Here is a photo of Manno Charlemagne Elected Mayor Of Port-au-Prince.
exiled himself, when the Haitian army forced Aristide into exile in U.S. He surfaced again in North America, giving concerts and stirring up support for democracy in Haiti. He issued a single at that time, La Fimen. Once the U.N. reclaimed Haiti's constitutional government for the country, Charlemagne returned and was elected Mayor of Port-au-Prince.
This is our historic Haitian Iron Market back in the days. The Marche en Fer in Port-au-Prince
Marche en Fer had its share of difficulties in the beginning of the 21st century. The iron market was decimated by a fire in 2008, and the 2010 earthquake gave it the final knock-out punch that actually brought the marche to its knee before the Digicel CEO paid for its renovation
Effective June 9, 2011, Continental Airlines will Fly toToussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday directly from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Port-au-Prince with plan to increase their flight to Haiti in the future.
Here is a beautiful picture of the Marche en Fer or Iron Market as it was renovated after the 2010 earthquake.
The historic marche Hyppolite was built in the 19th century in France. The original plan was not to build a Marche. The French engineers made this structure to be use in Cairo, Egypt as a railway station.
Here is a photo of Streets Of Port-au-Prince - Haiti Earthquake - January 12, 2010. The epicenter of the Haiti earthquake was located 16 miles from Port-au-Prince. One year later, about 500 refugee camps still existed in Port-au-prince. Rape and common crimes in refugee camps were common, where 230 such cases were reported in the first six month after the earthquake
Here is a picture of the body of Joseph Mio Body, Archbishop Of Port-au-Prince, rescued from the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince.
center was at 15 miles of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The exact epicenter of he earthquake was located at: 18.443 N, 72.571 West
The exact epicenter of the Earthquake in Haiti was located at: 18.443 North, 72.571 W
The Haitian folk artist Manno Charlemagne returned to her mother country in 1994 and was elected mayor of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. Despite his unsuccessful career in politics, he remains to be an icon to his people as he recently raised funds for the millions of victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.