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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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Millet Bridge On Route De Freres, Between Tabarre And Petion-Ville

The United States Agency for International Development has contributed in this new project to build this new bridge, Millet Bridge on the Route de Freres. To mark the termination of work on the bridge the Haitian president, Michel Martelly along side of the new American Ambassador, Pamela White, were present in the opening ceremony.

The new Millet Bridge is expected to make traffic between Tabarre in Port-au-Prince and Petion-Ville easier It is 8.4 meters wide and 18 meters long, with a price tag of 1.7 million dollars

Millet Bridge was formerly located over a ravine and needed improvement. Its deteriorating condition became more apparent, following the 2010 earthquake that caused more traffic on the bridge.

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Superior Judicial Council headquarters (CSPJ), on the road of Freres

The Haitian government has been regarded as one of the most corrupt governments in the region by foreign observers due to the rampant malversation of funds by some government officials through the years. Despite the recent improvements in governance under democracy, there remains corrupted political figure in control, leaving their people in starvation while they spoil themselves in their people's hard-earned money.

In line with Haiti's problem on corruption and poor governance, the Haitian government with the much-appreciated participation of U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White inaugurated the headquarters of the Superior Judicial Council (CSPJ) on the road of Freres earlier this month. The CSPJ was formed back in July 2012 to make a change in the country's judicial system.

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