On this date, September 18, 1792, the Second Civil Commission, comprising Léger-Félicité Sonthonax, Polvérel, and Ailhaud, arrived in Cap-Français to execute the law of 4 April which was to restore order in the colony
Saint-Dominique was the richest French colony, because it was the center from where half of the world's sugar was produced and this was achieved with heavy exploitation of African slaves imported from Africa. Its history is inextricably linked to Haiti's colonial past and struggle for independence. In 1791, Cap-Haïtien was captured by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of the slave rebellion and became the center of slave uprisings.
This took place on the night of July 27 and 28, 2016 in Cite Blue Hills in cap-Haitian where 36 year old Anne-Rose Bel-Amour perished in a fire with her two children Nowens Jean age 3 and 4 day old baby Kervens Jean, and another relative, Vedeline Compere who was 6 years old. The origin of the fire has not yet been determined; howeve, according to Horace Jean, the father of the baby, in the room where the fire seems to be originated, there was a lamp and a gallon of gasoline stored there as well. This probably explains why the fire started so quickly without giving anyone there at the time a chance to evacuate
Cap Haitien is one of the most beautiful cities in Haiti. Affronting a bay on the north coast, it is filled with French Colonial buildings, reminiscent of New Orleans in its early days. When Haiti was a protectorate under the French, Cap Haitien was known as Cap Parisien, the Paris of the West.
Hugo Chavez International Airport (HCIA) serves Cap Haitien with flight service supplied by IBC Air, Tortug' Air, Sky King, Turks and Caicos Air, and Pineapple Air. Although HCIA is tiny and offers few amenities, it is being renovated.
Plenty to do and see awaits tourists in the city center. For the best dining experience go to Lakay where they serve authentic Haitian cuisine and French menu items. Visitors, who are planning a stay-over, a range of hotels at varying price levels are available, among them Hostellerie du Roi Christophe, Hotel Mont Joli, and Auberge du Picolet. Cap Haitien is a great walking city, but if you need to travel longer distances you can hail a taxi or a tap-tap.
Two female officers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) found dead in Cap-Haitian. This took place on the night between December 29 and 30, 2015 in their quarters in Cap Haitien. The officers, both were from Rwanda. A joint investigation is underway between MINUSTAH and Haiti National Police (PNH) to find the cause.
Yo jwenn de ofisye Fi MINUSTAH mouri nan Cap ayisyen
De ofisye fi ki te fè pati Nasyonzini Misyon Estabilizasyon an Ayiti (MINUSTAH) yo te jwenn mouri nan Cap ayisyen. Sa a te pase nan lannwit ant 29 ak 30 Desanm, 2015 nan kay yo nan Cap Haitien. Pa gen okenn enfòmasyon sou ki peyi yo soti; sepandan yon ankèt ap fèt ant MINUSTAH ak Polis Nasyonal Ayiti (PNH) pou yo jwenn kòz lanmo a.
Habitation Jouissant in Cap-Haitian will be transformed to become Marriott International second Hotel in Haiti. Autograph Collection is the managing entity who will be responsible to run this new Marriott Hotel. Habitation Jouissant which will be opened in 2017 as the new Marriott will soon undergo an overhaul that will include 100 rooms. In addition, the new hotel will have a new presidential suites, two restaurants, two pools, a fitness center and meeting rooms.
Richard Kessler , once an independent hotelier and the present managing partner of Marriott, selects and builds Autograph Collection hotels considering themes based on local culture and arts, each with an individual identity with strong aroma of the local environment. Today, Autograph Collection has built over 100 hotels in world's most desirable destinations based on such themes and the management is very optimistic that "Habitation Jouissant" will add a unique culture rich perspective to their portfolio.
Recently, in order to meet international standards of trade exchanges, at the Hugo Chavez airport of Cap Haitien, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) has installed an X-ray scanner at the arrival lounge to check the passengers and baggage.
This will help easier and faster detection and prevention of the entries of agricultural items which have no import permit or pose threats to the environment and health. This initiative is an extension of MARNDR's effort to modernize and protect Haitian agriculture from sanitary risks, including through quarantine inspection services in ports and airports open to foreign trade.
On 23 November, 2014, the British warship Royal Navy Frigate "HMS Iron Duke" arrived at Cap-Haitien on its way back from a six-month deployment in the South Atlantic. The warship had been deployed for "Promoting strong relations between the UK and the Republic of Haiti". The type23 warship was docked at the Cap-Haitien port for two days and received many dignitaries at a reception. The sailors of the ship took part in some community outreach assistance programs, enjoyed a leisure time and played a football game with a Haitian team. The visit is a goodwill gesture on the part of the UK to show its commitment towards the Africa and Caribbean and to maintain the presence of Royal Navy in the region. "HMS Iron Duke" is a multi-purpose combat vessel, carries a number of weapons and sensors.
The flood of November 2014 brought a new reality to the people in Cap-Haitian. Instead of getting a car, bicycle or a "Bourette", people now realized that they might want to invest in a boat and leave it at home or in their back yard. The use of a boat can actually become very useful in the city specially during flood that tend to occur more frequently.
Whether it is caused by lack of maintenance on the part of the Haitian government in these rivers around the city, a neglect from the public sector to manage garbage collected by the citizens of Cap-Haitian and that the people have no choice but to dispose of their garbage in the streets or it is just an effect of the global warming, we need to get ready.
The heavy rain that prevented American Airlines from landing in Cap-Haitian on Monday caused much more problems than that. It caused eight death on Monday.
According to local official, four people drowned while attempting to cross a swollen river. One was electrocuted with a live power line. Three children died in Port-au-Prince when a home fell on them. The wall of the home collapsed in Fontamara 27, killing 3 children
It was also reported that over 1,200 homes were flooded in the city of Cap-Haitien. Many animals and crops have been lost. Flood was also reported in Limonade, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord and Petite-Ance
It has been reported this Saturday (9/20/14) that there was a Prison Break that took place this morning in the Prison of Cap-Haitian. Five inmates attempted to to escape and three of them were successful. Police was able to capture two of those who made the attempt.
According to a breaking news just released in Radio Caraibes, three inmates in the Cap-Haitian prison that has been guarded by MINUSTAH mannaged to escape this morning. One of the escaped inmate is the number two in a popular gang that has been involved in kidnapping, killing and other.
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