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Jack Guy Lafontant called racist for statement about Petion-ville and Kenskoff

Outgoing Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant is being called a racist by former Haiti Prime Minister Evans Paul and Deputy Jerry Tardieu regarding his as they see it, derogatory, inadequate, anti-democratic and racist statements. This took place at the Tribune of the Chamber of Deputies as he was announcing his resignation.

According to Mr. Evans Paul, the resigning Prime Minister stigmatized an entire sector of the Haitian population, namely the people from Pétion-ville or Kenskoff, whom he estimates are not entitled to be involved in politic. The Deputy of Petion-Ville, Jerry Tardieu went even further by calling these statements, discriminatory and racist.

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Kenscoff In Haiti

Kenscoff is located in the Ouest Department in Port-au-prince Arrondissement in Haiti. It has around 4000 inhabitants. It is situated ten kilometers southeast of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Grand Fond, Belle Fontaine, Touraine, Sourcailles and Bongaille are the five sections Kenscoff municipality is divided into.


Kenscoff lies within the coordinates 72° 17' 13" West and 18° 27' 2" North. It is located at a height of 1500 meters. Average temperature of this place is lesser when compared to the climate at Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

It is quite cold during the winter months and wearing a jacket or a sweater, becomes necessary. The temperature ranges between 26 to14 degrees centigrade. The coldest months are December, January and February.

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