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Citadelle Artillery Museum Opens for Tourism

As part of the Ministry of Tourism's efforts to attract more tourism to Haiti, the Citadelle Museum of Artillery was launched on November 17, 2013. In attendance were Minister of Culture, Josette Darguste; Institute for the Protection of National Heritage (ISPAN) Director General, Monique Rosann; and the Musee du Panthéon National Haïtien Curator and Director, Michèle G. Frisch. The Ministry of Tourism Director General, Maryse Noel, presided.

La Citadelle Museum houses the most impressive examples of 18th century canons, mortars, and howitzers. Cast in iron or bronze of French, English, Spanish, and Italian origin, they represent the victories of the Haitian military over foreign invaders, under the command of Generals Toussaint Louverture, and his successor, Jean Dessalines. Haiti liberated itself under Dessalines, who became the island's first non-royal ruler.

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The establishment of the Museum of Carnival of Jacmel

What would Jacmel tourism be without a decided slant towards the Carnival lift that makes the town so popular? It is a question Jacmel residents raised and the government listened to. Plans for the building of a Museum of Carnival in the city of Jacmel have been outlined and should be completed and the museum inaugurated by the end of 2013 or by the start of next year.

On October 14 and 15, 2013, the project was given the go ahead in the workshop meetings of the body comprised of the Southeast Departmental Directorate of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, UNESCO representatives, artisans and those from the education sector and other local authorities including, Hugues André Paul, the mayor of Jacmel, Jean Solage, the deputy mayor of Jacmel, and the technical assistant of culture and Heritage for the Spanish Cooperation, Carola Paredes.

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Haiti, if only you had a chance, Le Diner en Blanc

Haiti will not die. Haiti can not die. I refuse to accept that we will succeed in our ongoing suicidal attempts. Please watch the official "Le Dîner en Blanc" of 2013 in Haiti.

This is Haiti with all its children enjoying the beauty of the land.

This video is very uplifting this week, specially after watching the nasty side of the country. I had to find something like this to show to everyone after Petion was supposedly in opposition with Dessalines in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

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Limbe, A Historic Haitian City

Limbé is located in Haiti's Nord Department. In the Limbe Arrondissement, it is a municipality inhabited by 32200 inhabitants as per 2003 census. After Cap Haitien it is the second most important city. Bas-Limbe and Limbe are the two communes which include other seven rural sections. It is located to the north of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince at a distance of 220 km. L'Acul-du-Nord, Bas-Limbé, Cap-Haïtien, Port-Margot and Plaisance are the neighboring cities and towns to access from Limbe.

From where does Limbe derives its strength

Limbe city derives its strength and a base of diverse agriculture from the Limbe River. Near the sea in Bas-Limber, rice is produced and in the city's surrounding areas, mango, coffee, banana and fruits of other kinds are produced.

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Bas Limbe, Second Most Important Town In Nord Department

Bas-Limbe is located in Haiti's Nord Department. After Cap Haitien it is the second most important one in the Nord Department. In the Arrondissement of Limbe, it is a municipality. From Bas-Limbe and Limbe, Cap Haitien is located at a 26 km distance. Port Margot is at 8 km and Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti is at 150 km distance. French colonialists and Haitian slave battled fiercely in Limbe town.

Main Occupation

Main occupation of this town is agriculture with the winding River Limbe passing through Bas-Limbe into the sea. Coffee, bananas, mangoes and other fruits are grown here with constant water supply from the river. Vast rice pads are grown close to the sea.

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