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Transportation

The reasons why roads in Haiti kill and cause harm

Haiti is considered a country with the worst transport system in the Caribbean. Here is a partial list of the reasons:

Traffic is usually chaotic with roads generally unmarked. Lanes are not marked and there are many roads with no signs to indicate the direction of traffic flow.

Some drivers do not have Driver's License. They use Receipt of citation when stopped by the Police.

Not all drivers use turn indicators or international hand signals properly.

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Some of the worst New Car-Buying Mistakes

New Car-Buying Mistakes

Buying a new car may be one of your biggest financial investments you will ever make. There is a lot at stake, including time, money and your family's driving happiness for years to come. Here we have compiled some common car buying mistakes to help ease your anxiety. Just avoid these missteps to have a successful car buying experience.

(1) Never neglect to research online;

(2) choosing the wrong car for your need;

(3) Failing to do a thorough test-drive;

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Timing, very important on a decision to buy a car

New Car-Buying Mistakes

When you are looking for a new car deal, you should keep in mind that timing can have a big impact on your decision. A change in time can save you money, according to car-buying experts. Getting a good deal on a new or used car often depends on the time of year you buy it. Most show rooms remain quieter on weekdays. On Friday, they remain keen to meet their weekly targets and it could be a good day to meet them. Make your offer later in the day.

The time around Labor Day when new models jostle for space on dealers' lots, the outgoing models could be the target of bargain hunters. Bank holidays are traditionally a time for getting some great deals on new cars and Boxing Day is an excellent example of this. The beginning of a month may not be a good time for buying a new car and for the very same reason you should buy a car at the end of the month when even dealers remain under pressure to meet monthly targets. Historical statistics say, springtime is not the best time to buy a new car. Because it is the time when the winter weather clears and people come out with pockets full of tax refund checks.

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Road accident at Coupe a Limbe, 12 dead, several injuries

Major road accident at Coupe à Limbé, North

On the night of Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 7, there was a major accident in Coupe à Limbé involving two semi trucks. The first truck was trying to avoid another broken truck hit the second one that was overloaded with mainly Madan Sara with their merchandises. A total of 12 passengers were confirmed dead and many more injured.

The injured were transported hospitals in Quartier Morin and Milot. Due to the ongoing strike, the injured people could not be transported Justinian Hospital in Cap-Haitien

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A bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil has collapsed

collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

The disasters in Haiti do not stop happening, it is one after another. From the week beginning March to March 19, 2016, from Police shooting to gas station exploding in Hinche, now a bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil collapsed. Here are some of the pictures

What do you think?

Public transportation, as it is understood in the U.S and other civilized countries, does not exist in Haiti and disasters never stop here. Recently, on Friday, March 18, 2016, a bridge (Wout Nave Bridge) on Rivière Grise on Route 9, connecting Cité Soleil to the National #1, partially collapsed while a truck was passing carrying gravel over the bridge. This recent disaster is an example of poor quality craftsmanship and supervision and that indicates how the public money in Haiti is managed. The bridge was built to support a load of 20 tons only. However, a primary investigation suggests that the possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing. The bridge was damaged by the recent hurricane as well.

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Haitian Entrepreneur Jean-Paul Coutard built second bus

Who is Jean Paul Coutard?

Jean-Paul Coutard has done it again. Today(3/9/16), Coutard Motors S.A. will envail its second bus made in Haiti. This new bus that is expected to be used for transportaton is more comfortable and strong than the previous one built in 2013. It is also equiped of cameras both inside and outside. The new bus will be able o transport 60 passengers comfortably, an increase of 4 seats.

The young entrepreneur Jean-Paul Coutard is the President and manager of Coutrad Motors

Haitian Kreyol:

Ayisyen Entreprenor Jean-Paul Coutard bati dezyèm otobis

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More than 12 dead in Car accident in Fond des Negres

Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

On Chrismas day, December 25, a major road accident in Fond des Negres took the lives of 12 people, including three small babies. It happened around 8:00AM when a bus lost control of its break engaged in a head on collision with a minibus coming in direction of Les Irois in direction to Port-au-Prince. Most of the people died instantly, some, on their way to Hospital Armee du Salut and Sainte Therese

Haitian Kreyol:

Plis pase 12 moun mouri nan aksidan Machin nan Fond des Negres

Jou Nwèl, 25 desanm, te gin yon gwo aksidan sou wout nan Fond des Negres ki te pran lavi 12 moun, ki gen ladan twa ti bebe piti. Li te rive bò 8:00 AM lè yon otobis pèdi kontwòl, li yo angaje nan yon kolizyon tèt a tèt ak yon Minibuss ki te ap vini nan direksyon Les Irois pou al Pòtoprens. Pifò nan moun yo te mouri imedyatman, kèk, sou wout pou ale nan Lopital Arme du Salut ak Sainte Therese

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National Platform of Loyal Transport Unions (PNSTF) on Strike

The National Platform of Loyal Transport Unions (PNSTF) is not happy with the de facto Evans Paul's government decision to raise taxes by presidential order dated September 23, 2015. The order issued without the statutory approval of an acting parliament was published in the official newspaper "Le Moniteur" on October 8, 2015. As per the published order, it states that for the fiscal year 2015-16, the following increased rates will be applicable on the renewal of driving license and registration: Type A driving license from 1000.00 to 3000.00 gourdes; Type B, 1,000.00 to 4,500.00 gourds; driving license for motorcycle 500.00 to 1,000.00 gourds. Passport stamp duties will go up to 3000 gourds from present 1600 gourds, licensing fees will cost more.

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Over 20,000 Haitian Jobs Threatened By Transportation Crisis

On Tuesday, August 25, Andrés Navarro, the Dominican Minister of Foreign Affairs has warned that if the conflict between the Government of Haiti and the National Federation of Dominican Transportation (FENATRADO) is not resolved it might aggravate the shortage of food and other goods, which would further worsen the crisis in Haiti. FENATRADO is the largest association of Dominican carriers that represents around 200 unions and 90% of Dominican carriers. We may recall that FENATRADO indefinitely suspended all of its traffic to Haiti from Monday, August 3, 2015, due to the absence of security coverage for its drivers and goods by the Haitian authority.

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China to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Plan to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Did you know that there is a plan for China to build a cable car line linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere? We just learned that China is getting more involved in Haiti. It is already estimated that this Cable car line project will greatly improve tourism in Haiti. Once this project is accomplished, Royal Caribbean will be able to offer its passengers more than a breathtaking scenery, incredible thrills and spectacular water activities at their private beach destination in Labadee. They will be able to offer them tours to the historic Haiti site of Citadelle Laferriere in very safe conditions.

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