Capotille produces cassava, corn, and pistachios

Capotille, a northeastern cityship in Haiti, lays within the Ouanaminthe Arrondissement in the Nord Est Department. Capotille is one of two districts in the arrondissement, the other being Lamine.


Water is a plentiful resource in the town as it is situated near several waterways, the Colorado, Vizoneau, Mine, Nantes, and Bernard rivers. Not surprisingly, agricultural activities dominate Capotille's economy. Farmlands produce cassava, corn, and pistachios mainly, but there are plenty of mango, orange, and avocado trees dotting the landscape.

The town's infrastructure is adequate. Law enforcement has a presence there with a police station and courthouse, and city government is led by Mayor David Jean-Baptiste.

Last July, Capotille launched a new health clinic, the Capotille Health center (CHC). Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Guillaume, spoke at the opening ceremonies with pride that it took only $8 million gourdes to complete the project. The greatest benefit to the residents, he claimed, is that no one will have to enter the Dominican Republic to get health services. He lauded President Martelly and Prime Minister Lamothe for getting behind the project.

Although CHC is fully equipped, extra supplies are being ordered, as well as more health care clinicians hired, to ensure the best care possible for the Capotille community.

Parliamentarian Ronald Laréche, one of the proponents of the project, said he was gratified to have participated in an undertaking that is "a lasting work that will serve a population of about 18,000 inhabitants."

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