Many roads in haiti have been paved but are not regularly repaired. Most of the roads in Haiti transportation is hampered by rough roads that may become impassable in inclement weather. Most people in Haiti travel on foot, by bicycle or by public bus known as a tap-tap
The former Minister of Public Health and Population between 1999-2001 and the former president of the Haitian Red Cross in Haiti, Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon died hours after a vehicle hit her car. She was returning from the Grand'Anse Department.
Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon was rushed to a hospital in Les Cayes, but she was not able to receive proper emergency care. She was then transported to Bernard Mevs Hospital where she actually passed away.
Isn't It Ironic to see that someone who has worked all her life protecting the life of others ended up dead due to a lack of care.
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.
A major road accident occurred on Saturday in Cavaillon. A truck crashed against a wall due to break failure. It took the lives of 12 people, over 30 were severely injured. The injured were taken to the hospital in Les Cayes for treatment.
Was this an accident? At least this is what the people and the Haitian authorities present at the scene stated.
To be honest with you, this was not an accident. Maybe by saying that it was an accident, it removes the responsibility from those who are in fact responsible and should be paying the consequences for death of 12 people and the medical cost of over 30 more.
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;
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.
On Saturday, five people were killed with 25, injured when a bus carrying Haitian farm workers and tractor-trailer collided in Wakulla, Florida. The bus was carrying between 30 and 35 Haitian Farm workers from Georgia where the farm workers were employed. According to authorities, the bus ran a flashing red light and a stop sign before hitting the tractor-trailer last Saturday. Both vehicles caught fire and rescue was difficult as many passengers were unable to move. Most of the passengers passengers were members of the First Haitian Community Church.
Take a look of the collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise. This bridge that collapsed few months ago has not been fixed. It joins one of the most frequented roads in Haiti. Because of it importance in transportation, many cars and trucks have taken their chances by crossing the river. Also there is also an opportunity in any situation. Some local people are now charging a fee to transport people over their back from one side of riviere Grise to the other. Onced more this demonstrates the tolerance of the Haitian people and the indifference of their authorities.
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
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.
This is to inform anyone in possession of a Tet Bef, a Zoreken or other vehicles registered under Haiti National Palace that these vehicles don't belong to you. If you still have such state property in your hands, you must return it immediately. The Secretary General of the Presidency wants to remind yo to bring them to the services of transportation and the garage of the National Palace in less than 72 hours. If you let the delay passes, the secretary will take additional actions against you.
72 èdtan limit pou retounen tout machin Eta ki soti nan Palè nasyonal
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