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South Department

Haiti Alert: Cadmium within the Tarpaulins (PWELA)

In this worrisome life, filled with daily natural disasters, and it can be utterly devastating for the environment, and peoples' lives. Hence, Le Grand Sud (Depts of Sud, Grand'Anse, Nippes) has recently experienced one of the most common natural disasters such as hurricane "Mathew", and has received all sorts of foreign aid to cope with this terrible incident. This has a negative profound effect on the population. The need of the foreign aid donation such as clothes, food, water, and lastly tarpaulins were importantly vital to the needy people. Yet, one unintended consequence, is the exposure to Cadmium (CD) within the tarpaulins that may endanger peoples' lives forever.

... Life is chemistry, but sometimes chemicals kill. Naturally, Cadmium (CD) is an occurring element found in the earth yet long term exposure could be a critical danger.

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Aquin, A Beautiful Medium Sized Town In Haiti

La baie d'Aquin Haiti

Aquin is a municipality and a medium sized town in Haiti's Sud Department in the Aquin Arrondissement. Aquin is a port, situated on Tiburon Peninsula's southern coast and had around 95,004 inhabitants as per the 2003 census. In 1950 the population was around 1799. 100,000 people inhabit Aquin as per current estimates. Aquin is located within the geographical coordinates of 73° 24 '0 West and 18° 17' 0 north.

Enjoyable Activities

It has some of the most amazing beaches and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. A lot of people come here to enjoy bathing in the sun and collect sea shells and coral reefs. The shells get deposited by the tide while it regresses towards the Caribbean Sea.

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Coteaux and the Miraculous Virgin

The town of Coteaux is the capital of the Arrondisement of Coteaux in Haiti's Sud Department. However, it is not the only reason why many people throng to the town every now and then. A high number of believers often go to the town in order to pray to the Miraculous Virgin in Coteaux.

It is believed that the Virgin hears and grants the prayers of believers, especially women. In order to reach the shrine where the Miraculous Virgin can be found, people have to pay a pilgrimage and climb a 500-step stair. Going to the shrine through the long stair is almost the same as scaling the popular Great Wall of China.

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Saint-Louis-Du-Sud A Location To Stir Anyone's Heart, In Haiti

Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a municipality in Haiti's Sud department is located in the Aquin Arrondissement. Around 52,300 people inhabit the place. It is the gateway to the capital of Haiti's South Department of Les Cayes. It overlooks the huge Atlantic Ocean and the Canal de L'est.

What You Get To See At Saint-Louis-Du-Sud

Saint-Louis-du-Sud is endowed with clean white sand beaches that can stir the heart of almost anyone. The Dumesle Bay is a cool bay to visit in Saint-Louis-du-Sud. From the shores of this place at a distance of a few hundred meters is situated the Fort Anglais, another interesting destination for tourists. A canoe or boat can be used to reach the small island.

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Cavaellon A Rural Town In Haiti

Cavaellon is a rural town located in the Sud Department. It is a municipality in the Aquin Arrondissement in Haiti. It is also known as Cavaillon, Cavailon and Cauaillon. It has a sparse population of around 46,037 people as per 2003 census.

Famous People Born In Cavaellon

The oldest man who was also a Cuban economist, Benito Martinez Abrogan and a famous artist from the Caribbean, George Valris were born in this town. However the claim of being the oldest man is being verified by investigators as there seems to be a controversy on the exact date that has been sent by the government of Cuba.

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Les Cayes A Beautiful Town In Haiti

Les Cayes is a beautiful town located in southwest Haiti. It is the capital of the Sud Department and is situated on the Caribbean coast near the Ravine du Sud River. It is located southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, at a distance of 196 km. It has six communes including Torbeck, Les Cayes, Maincihe, Camp-Perrin, Île à Vache and Chantal.

History Of Les Cayes

Since the other cays and small Île à Vache island are located near by, the town was given the name Aux Cayes, which means 'On the Cays'. Even now the old name is kept, besides the new name Les Cayes.

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Roche-a-Bateau, an Inspired City in Haiti

Roche-à-Bateau is a township located in the Côteau Arrondissement, under the Sud Department, with a population of 13,336 residents. It is located on the southwest part of the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti. Three communes comprise it: Rose-Beaulieu, Renaudin, and Boclos-Martinette.

The lore of the name Roche-a-Bateau has two versions. In the first, it is said an exploring sailor chanced upon Roche-à-Bateau port. Learning the topography of the village, his imagination saw it resembled the shape of a boat, or bateau in French. In the second version, the harbor teemed with sea vessels from foreign shores, all bringing exports to market. In order to keep boats from hitting each other, the merchantmen placed rocks in the bottoms of the boats, and the name of the village, Bateau, then became Roche-à-Bateau, or boat of rocks in English.

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Arniquet Community in Haiti

Arniquet is a cityship located in the Port-Salut Arrondissement, under the Sud Department. With an estimated population of 8,000, it lies 583 feet above sea level. Located on the south-western part of the Tiburon Peninsula, it faces the Caribbean Sea. In its time zone, the sun in Arniquet shines nearly 12 hours a day, from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Like most small villages across Haiti, Arniquet has no paved roads, no air strip, and electricity is infrequently delivered. Because of this undependable service, the villagers retire when the sun sets and get up when the sun rises.

Many aid agencies operate in Arniquet, and at the moment several projects are up and running. Catholic Relief Services has a long-term contract to deliver basic services to the community called the Multi-Year Assistance Program. The Global Red Cross is very active, operating two programs, the Network Cholera Prevention and Treatment initiative and the Network Text Message Campaign. The first is designed to teach Haitians how to decontaminate drinking water and other cholera-prevention habits. The latter is a country-wide effort to give Haitians the opportunity to conduct banking-accounts business with mobile phones for a cost of as little as $7.00 for the initial investment.

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Nestle Grants $3.5 Million to rescue Dying Coffee Industry

Nestlé is spear-heading a program that will target Haitian coffee farmers, who have the natural resources to produce specialty coffees. The corporation is collaborating with the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), a division of the Inter-American Development Bank, along with L'Agence Française de Développement. The agencies will hand out $3.5 million in grants to re-invigorate Haiti's sagging coffee industry. Statistics cite export coffee production plummeted from 191,000 bags in 1990 to 16,000 bags nearly two decades later.

The comprehensive program includes best practices for sustainability farming, coffee bean harvesting, sorting, manufacturing processes, quality assurance, fair trade certification, and marketing. The coffee collectives will also learn cost-effective techniques to lower production costs. The program will also assist coffee farmers learn new business skills, including collective procurement of agricultural tools, machinery, and methods of bean roasting.

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