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Civil Prison for Women in Cabaret

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Mr. Peter F. Mulrean, the U.S Ambassador in Haiti, in the presence of several other local, civil, political, religious and MINUSTAH representatives, inaugurated the new civilian women's prison in Cabaret near Ti Tanyenclose, located on the road leading to Saut d'eau on National Road #1. The construction of the new prison for women started in August 2013 by the Haitian firm Panexus.

A major part of the investment for the project, to the tune of US$ 8 million, has been funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics Affairs and Enforcement (BINL). The prison is a two-story complex on a 6,144 square meter area; it can accommodate 250-300 inmates, allowing about five square meter area per detainee.

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Plane made Emergency landing in Banana Field near Cabaret

An airplane from Broward County went down Wednesday night just outside of Cabaret, Haiti. The plane made an emergency landing in a field of bananas in Haiti.

According to Haitian authority, it was a small, private plane piloted by American pilot Practor Antoine. The pilot received some injuries and was treated in a Hospital in Port-au-Prince.

Only one passenger of the airplane named John Michael was mentioned. He received no injuries.

The emergency landing was due to mechanical problems

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Fete Champetre, Major Cultural Event in Haiti

Tourism has been on a substantial descent over the last 20 years. But one series of events, the Fête champêtre, continues to give hope to a struggling industry as tourists, local, from the Diaspora, and international, flock Haiti to witness the countryside festival.

One of the main avenues for entertainment to the 18th century elite, a Fête champêtre (a country feast or pastoral festival) was a type of garden party much loved at court. With pretensions to simplicity, the Fête champêtre was patronized by the well dressed, entertained by musicians hidden in the trees, as they enjoyed the beauty of landscaped park.

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The Town of Cabaret and its Challenges

Life has not been easy for people living in Cabaret, which is one of the two towns forming the Arrondissement of Arcahaie in the Ouest Department. About 63,450 people are residing in the town and for the past years, they have faced a lot of challenges, including deaths and calamities.

In 2010, Haiti has been hit by a devastating earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people. In relation with this, Cabaret has witnessed the deadly impact of the calamity as it served as mass graves for the victims. Outside Titanyen, which is one of the settlements in Cabaret, mass graves were dug for the victims of the earthquake. Some parts of the fields were chosen so as to have a place to lay the victims to rest.

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