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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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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.

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Capotille Inhabitants Have Every Reason to Smile with a New Modern Hospital

A new health center was recently inaugurated by the minister for Public Health and Populations, Dr. Florence D. Guillaume. This center is located at Capotille, which is located at 17 Km in the south of Ouanamminthe.

The health center will serve 18,000 inhabitants who have been for a long time closing to the Dominican Republic to seek medical attention. The overall cost of building this hospital is estimated at $8 million gourds. The minister said that more is needed to be done to the newly established hospital. This is with regard to stocking the hospital with more health equipments. Other facilities will be added to the existing ones in order to improve the conditions of the hospital. In addition to that, the hospital still required an addition of more qualified professionals who will be treating the inhabitants of Capotille.

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New Health Centre in Capotille, near Ouanaminthe, Haiti

Several years ago, Haitians living in the northeastern area who didn't have access to health care or money for hospitals and medicines were forced to travel to the neighboring Dominican Republic to be treated and cared for. A new health center has been built in Capotille, near Ouanaminthe.

Providing sufficient health care for almost ten million Haitians is one of the biggest problems the Martelly administration is currently trying to work. Health care is a human need and is every citizen's right.

The Ouanaminthe's municipality of Capotille in the North East Department has been one of the sites where a new health center has been built. It was formally opened in July by the Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP) Dr. Florence D. Guillaume and was built with a mere $8 million budget. The new Capotille Health Center is part of President Michel Martelly, First Lady Sophia Martelly, and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe vision of providing a health facility in every communal section of Haiti in order to ensure the welfare of all Haitians. The health center will be able to provide health care to about 18,000 residents and will be given more medical supplies, equipment, and medical professionals for better service and a wider reach.

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