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New Car-Buying Mistakes

New Car-Buying Mistakes

Do you want to get the best price on your vehicle purchase. here are some tips that will help you.

In February and August sales usually remain slow because buyers wait for the new number plates coming in March and September. If you want to take advantage of this quiet period, your old number plate will make your car look older than really it is, but you can have an impressive deal on the outgoing number plates. In June and December quarter ends, the dealers usually remain keen to hit their quarterly sales targets and more likely to offer you a good deal. Convertibles are more desirable in the summer, but they are good bargains in winter. The demands for 4 wheel drive remains in peak during poorer weather seasons.

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Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Here is a picture of the collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise. The population has managed to adjust to the new reality.

A bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. About two months after the collapse, the US Army Corps of Engineers was engaged to assess the condition of the bridge and determine possible causes of the collapse. As per their reports, it was revealed that the bridge built in 1997 by the U.S Army was designed to withstand a load capacity of 30 tons, but it used to carry regular loads beyond 40 tons. Every day, about 12,000 vehicles used to cross the bridge before the collapse. Poor maintenance, overloading, existing damages and lack of supervisions were the possible causes of the collapse. The investigating team has recommended that the Olympic Park side (North side) of the collapsed wing and the side of Cité Soleil (South Bay), unaffected in the collapse, both should be replaced by similar modular steel with increased load capacity.

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Red Cross Ambulance Services in Port-au-Prince

Red Cross Ambulance Services in Port-au-Prince

EMPACT Haiti, or PAPMO, has been in operation since 2010. The program trains EMT's for the field within the country's capital. Working through the Bernard Mevs Hospital, the program's target is to serve the one million citizens of the city with critical treatment before they get to Port-au-Prince's one trauma hospital. The entities responsible for the venture have aims to expand the emergency services of EMPACT, hoping to teach thousands, impacting the entire emergency service system and calling for an increase development.

1, rue Eden, Cité de l'Exposition, Bicentenaire, Port-au-Prince Haiti
Phone: 2221-8212/8213/2709/9676.

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collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

Here is a picture of a collapsed bridge in Cite Soleil along Route 9 in Haiti.

The recent collapse of a bridge (Wout Nave Bridge) on Rivière Grise shows how poorly Haiti's road system is planned and managed. The bridge partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. This structure used to carry over hundred heavily loaded trucks everyday that was built to support a load of twenty tons only! An investigation suggests that another possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing. The accident was predictable as this twenty year old structure was never maintained properly by the Ministry of Public Works.

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Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Here is a picture of the Bridge on Route 9 over Riviere Grise that collapsed in March, 2016.

On Friday, March 18, 2016, a bridge over Rivière Grise on Route 9, connecting Cité Soleil to the National #1, partially collapsed while a truck was passing carrying gravel over the bridge. It was a metal bridge, 62 meters long and 20 meters wide. Surprisingly, everyday, over hundred heavily loaded trucks pass over this bridge which was built to withstand a maximum load of twenty tons only! No casualty was reported. Signs of road diversions have been posted. This recent disaster is an example of poor quality craftsmanship and supervision and that indicates how the public money in Haiti is managed. A primary investigation suggests that the possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing.

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Jean Paul Coutard of Coutard Motors built second bus in Haiti

Jean Paul Coutard of Coutard Motors built second bus in Haiti

Coutard Motors S.A.it to introduce its second bus made in Haiti.

Jean-Paul Coutard is an ambitious, independent thinking entrepreneur who has changed the transport system in Haiti. Without any bank finance, he did not fear to spend his entire resources to fund his dream project-- the first prototype bus made in Haiti. At the age of thirty, following a five-year study and two years of work, he designed the first Haitian Bus Transportation named "La fierté Haitienne" (The Haitian pride). To realize his childhood dream, he accumulated $160,000-- exhausting his entire savings, he even had to borrow from his family and friends. 'The Haitian Pride' is equipped with a 300-hp diesel engine and double chassis. A rear view camera gives the driver a clear view and better control over the bus.

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At least 2 dead and 10 injured on Haiti roads daily

At least 2 dead and 10 injured on Haiti roads daily

Here is something to think about, at least 2 people are dead and 10 people are injured on Haiti roads every day.

Delmas commune was chosen to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Agencies present included Office of Vehicle Insurance, the police, and Civil Protection Directorate. National Ambulance Center, Handicap International, Red Cross, and USAID were also there to educate everyone how to drive safely on public roads.

Statistics reveal road accidents cause two deaths and 10 injured each day. An awareness campaign will instruct drivers on driver safety when on public roads.

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Plan to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Plan to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Did you know there is a plan in the making to build a cable car line linking Labadie with Citadelle Laferriere? This is part of a tourism improvement plan. Tourists arriving at Labadee via Royal Caribbean cruise will now be able to get to the historic site of Citadelle Laferriere in very safe condition.

This picture seeing here is not an actual picture of the cable car line project between Labadie and Citadelle Laferriere. It is just an idea of what it will look like after completion.

China never withdrew it supports on Haiti since its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Although, they left the UN mission in November 2012, but have maintained their presence with financial cooperation and assistance in important Haitian development works. Recently, on September 25, 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Haitian government and China National Automation Control System Corp (CACS) which would help to construct new buildings for the finance ministry, the tax office and the customs bureau. Furthermore, the Chinese companies will help to improve and expand important arterial roads around the capital city and in the border areas. A cable car will be constructed to link the municipality of Labadie to the archaeological site of Citadelle Laferriere, and the international airport, Toussaint Louverture will be renovated within a few years. These are genuine gesture from China to put Haiti on its path to development. The Citadelle Laferrière or, Citadelle Henry Christophe is a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti built between 1805 and 1820 with 365 cannons of varying size, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles (8 km) uphill from the town of Milot.

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Sans Souci Bus set on fire in Arcahaie and Fonds des Blancs

Sans Souci Bus set on fire in Arcahaie and Fonds des Blancs

Here is a picture of a bus set on fire by protesters on National road Number one.

On September 16, 2015, a bus from the 'Sans Souci' and a dozen of motorcycles were set on fire at Arcahaie & Fonds des Blancs during a demonstration of protest held on the National Road No: 1. It was the 16 consecutive days of protest that the situation had remained very tensed; the roads were blocked in several places. The local inhabitants had burned tyres and wrecked cars on a protest against President Martelly's unilateral decision to make "Les Arcadins" a commune and to connect it to the Artibonite Department. Several casualties have already been reported in recent days, especially, from the forceful intervention of the police.

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Michel Martelly officially inaugurates the Delmas Viaduct

Michel Martelly  officially inaugurates the Delmas Viaduct

Here is a picture of the Delmas Viaduct, inaugurated by President Michel Martelly.

On Friday, August 7th, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Prime Minister Evans Paul and other important dignitaries have inaugurated the Delmas Viaduct, an eight channel exchanger, which would connect the areas neighboring Delmas, Nazon and above all, overcome the traffic problems. It was a $16.5 million project with PetroCaribe Funding, the construction of which started in April 2013 by one Dominican construction firm 'Estrella' under the supervision of the firm LGL SA. President Martelly, in his inaugural speech has thanked all who had contributed to this great work. Before the work started, hundreds of buildings, schools, warehouses, churches on Delmas 17 and 9 were demolished to make way for this 550 meter bridge. The people used to stack their salvages on the roadside under the covers of tarpaulin. Not everyone was properly compensated.

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