Gonaives to host 2014 carnival

Haitian President Michel Martelly completed his tour of the Artibonite region of Haiti over November 4th and 5th along with his accompanying advisors, and the Public Works and Transport Secretary of State, Philippe Cinéas. The tour stops included Desdunes, Ennery and Gonvaives, which was declared by the Head of State to be the next host of the Carnival in Haiti.


Haiti's Independence city, Gonaives, will host the 2014 carnival festivities being held between Sunday the 2nd of March 2014 and Tuesday the 4th. President Martelly made the announcement while addressing a crowd of Gonaives residents, who cheered loudly to the news that their city would host the festivities. Rounding out his visit, the President also gave away computer science scholarships to 10 lucky and deserving Gonaives residents.

While there, Martelly would also visit the hydraulic system where rehab work is being done on the water supply that serves the city's southern parts. He also led the inaugurated of Gonaives public market following a rebuild after its destruction in May of 2011 by fire.

On the final day of his Artibonite tour, President Martelly visited Ennery with Deputy Cholzer Chancy where he took stock of the advancements made in the development work being done at the city's Place d'Armes. He concluded his visit to that city with a look at the local police station where he spoke with the officers on duty about their lives and work.

His tour ended in Desdunes, where he drove around on their new road and visited the city's new Administrative Complex.

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