Les Cayes

What is Les Cayes known for?


big role

Les Cayes is certainly playing a big role in the relatively still under-developed Haiti tourism industry, with pleasant sights such as: '''Gelée Beach''': one of the longest and most visited beaches in Haiti. The white sand beach of Gelée beach is very popular in Haiti, not only for its restaurants which serve typical southern Haiti dishes such as tonm-tonm, grilled-conch, grilled-fish and lobster, but also for hosting an annual music festival around mid-August which usually features some of the best Compas music bands. Many visitors both from within Haiti and neighboring USA will come spend the weekend in Les Cayes. As the number of tourist continues to grow, several new hotels and restaurants continue to pop up. '''The Botanical Garden of Les Cayes''' (Le Jardin Botanique des Cayes, in French) which is located in Bergeau, at the northern entrance of the city. The site occupies an area of eight (8) hectares. The nearby Île à Vache, Pic Macaya, Saut-Mathurine falls and Kounoubois cave in Camp-Perrin, Pointe-de-Sable beach in Port-Salut, Marie-Jeanne cave in Port-a-Piment. Facilities Airport Les Cayes has an airport, Antoine-Simon Airport. As of February 1st, 2013, the first stone on the expansion project of the Antoine-Simon Airport in Les Cayes has been laid. The project to make Antoine-Simon a viable international airport is part of broader efforts aiming at ramping up infrastructure development in Haiti’s South department. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " The expansion project will add a new 3,000-metre runway strip and a new terminal to the airport. Haiti officials (Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (Stéphanie Villedrouin)) suggest that the airport would open up completely the southern region as the country sees tourism as one of the promising sectors capable of creating thousands of new jobs in the region. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " Another airport project is also planned for the neighbouring island of Ile a Vache. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " University Les Cayes has some training centers of which The American University of the Caribbean, Haiti; The Public University of The south in les Cayes, (UPSAC); and The Law and Economics School of les Cayes (EDSEC.) Hospital Les Cayes Hospital is a small hospital in the commune. Bill Whitaker, "One Month Later, Haiti Works to Recover", CBS News, 12 February 2010, (accessed 18 February 2010) Notable natives and residents * John James Audubon, French-American naturalist, was born here. * Euphémie Daguilh, Royal mistress to the Haitian emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines * Auguste Davezac, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands * André Corvington, Olympic fencer * André Rigaud, Haitian military leader, was born here on a plantation. His father was a planter who sent him to France for education. * Assotto Saint, writer and artist References Wikipedia:Les Cayes commons:Category:Les Cayes


tap

. thumb A "tap tap" bus, used for public transportation in Haiti (Image:Tap tap public transportation Haiti.jpg) Haiti has two main highways that run from one end of the country to the other. The northern highway, Route Nationale #1 (National Highway One), originates in Port-au-Prince, winding through the coastal towns of Montrouis and Gonaïves, before reaching its terminus at the northern port Cap-Haïtien. The southern highway, Route


growing food

Feed the world? We are fighting a losing battle, UN admits The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis BURKINA FASO: Food riots shut down main towns Anti-government rioting spreads in Cameroon * 2008 - Haitian Price riots, Apr. 3, 4 killed 20


annual music

Haiti has two main highways that run from one end of the country to the other. The northern highway, Route Nationale No. 1 (National Highway One), originates in Port-au-Prince, winding through the coastal towns of Montrouis and Gonaïves, before reaching its terminus at the northern port Cap-Haïtien. The southern highway, Route Nationale No. 2, links Port-au-Prince with Les Cayes via Léogâne and Petit-Goâve. In 1664, the newly established French West India Company took control over Tortuga, and France formally claimed control of the western portion of the island of Hispaniola. In 1665 they established the first permanent French settlement on the mainland of Hispaniola opposite Tortuga at Port-de-Paix. In 1670 the headland of Cap Français, now Cap-Haïtien, was settled further to the east along the northern coast. In 1676 the colonial capital was moved from Tortuga to Port-de-Paix. In 1684 the French and Spanish signed the Treaty of Ratisbon that included provisions to suppress the actions of the Caribbean privateers, which effectively ended the era of the buccaneers on Tortuga, many being employed by the French Crown to hunt down any of their former comrades who preferred to turn outright pirate. http: zeerovery.nl history tortuga.htm Under the 1697 Treaty of Ryswick, Spain officially ceded the western third of Hispaniola to France which renamed the colony Saint-Domingue. By that time, planters outnumbered buccaneers and, with the encouragement of Louis XIV, they had begun to grow tobacco, indigo, cotton, and cacao (Cacao bean) on the fertile northern plain, thus prompting the importation of African slaves (African slave trade). Slave insurrections (rebellion) were frequent and some slaves escaped to the mountains where they were met by what would be one of the last generations of Taíno natives. After the last Taíno died, the full-blooded Arawakan population on the island was extinct. In 1711 the city of Cap-Français was formerly established by Louis XIV and took over as capital of the colony from Port-de-Paix. In 1726 the city of Les Cayes was founded on the Southern coast which became the biggest settlement in the south. In 1749 the city of Port-au-Prince was established on the West coast, which in 1770 took over as the capital of the colony from Cap-Français, however that same year the 1770 Port-au-Prince earthquake and tsunami destroyed the city killing 200 people immediately, and 30,000 later from famine and disease brought on by the natural disaster. This was the second major earthquake to hit Saint-Domingue as it followed the 1751 Port-au-Prince earthquake which had left only a single stone built building standing in the town. The Great Depression decimated


world food

to provide 6,800 scholarships to children in Port-au-Prince (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), Gonaïves, Les Cayes, Port-de-Paix, and Cap-Haïtien. - CYA MTCA Les Cayes Airport Les Cayes, Haiti - * 2007-2008 - Food riots (2007–2008 world food price crisis) in India, Peru, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Yemen, Guinea


exports

; Due to its isolation from the political turmoil of the capital, Port-au-Prince, it is one of Haiti's major ports, with export trade concentrating on mostly coffee and sugarcane. As the world's largest supplier of vetiver, it exports 250 tons annually of this ingredient of perfume and fragrance manufacturing. Minor exports include bananas and timber. History The island of what was known by the Spanish as Hispaniola was inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous people

stone built building standing in the town. The Great Depression decimated the prices of Haiti's exports, and destroyed the tenuous gains of the previous decade. In December 1929, Marines in Les Cayes killed ten Haitian peasants during a march to protest local economic conditions. This led Herbert Hoover to appoint two commissions, including one headed by a former US governor of the Philippines William Cameron Forbes, which criticized

returned and settled alongside black Haitians (mostly white European men and black Haitian women). Nowadays, this area of the country has become one of the most racially diverse (excluding Port-au-Prince). The Great Depression disastrously affected the prices of Haiti's exports, and destroyed the tenuous gains of the previous decade. In December 1929, Marines in Les Cayes killed ten Haitian peasants during a march to protest local economic conditions. This led


world team

, and Radio Lumière (a network of 9 radio stations, including a radio station, studio & television station in Port-au-Prince). In 1995, the MEBSH had 183 churches with over 60,000 members (although ''World Team'' currently estimates as many as 115,000). - align "right" 8. Les Cayes align "right" 34.090 align "right" 59.319 Sud (Sud Department) - '''Sud''' ( ) is one of the ten departments of Haiti


amp television

, and Radio Lumière (a network of 9 radio stations, including a radio station, studio & television station in Port-au-Prince). In 1995, the MEBSH had 183 churches with over 60,000 members (although ''World Team'' currently estimates as many as 115,000). - align "right" 8. Les Cayes align "right" 34.090 align "right" 59.319 Sud (Sud Department) - '''Sud''' ( Wikipedia:Les Cayes commons:Category:Les Cayes


military set

;!-- Deleted image removed: thumbnail Les Cayes Main Square - Place d'Armes des Cayes (File:Les Cayes Main Square - Place d'Armes des Cayes, Haiti.jpg) -- In the wake of the 12 January 2010 quake (2010 Haiti earthquake), the Cuban military set up a field hospital in the region. Caribbean Net News, "Cuba to open fifth field hospital in Haiti", ''5 February 2010'' (accessed 5 February 2010) Tourism Les Cayes is certainly playing a big role in the relatively still under-developed Haiti tourism industry, with pleasant sights such as: '''Gelée Beach''': one of the longest and most visited beaches in Haiti. The white sand beach of Gelée beach is very popular in Haiti, not only for its restaurants which serve typical southern Haiti dishes such as tonm-tonm, grilled-conch, grilled-fish and lobster, but also for hosting an annual music festival around mid-August which usually features some of the best Compas music bands. Many visitors both from within Haiti and neighboring USA will come spend the weekend in Les Cayes. As the number of tourist continues to grow, several new hotels and restaurants continue to pop up. '''The Botanical Garden of Les Cayes''' (Le Jardin Botanique des Cayes, in French) which is located in Bergeau, at the northern entrance of the city. The site occupies an area of eight (8) hectares. The nearby Île à Vache, Pic Macaya, Saut-Mathurine falls and Kounoubois cave in Camp-Perrin, Pointe-de-Sable beach in Port-Salut, Marie-Jeanne cave in Port-a-Piment. Facilities Airport Les Cayes has an airport, Antoine-Simon Airport. As of February 1st, 2013, the first stone on the expansion project of the Antoine-Simon Airport in Les Cayes has been laid. The project to make Antoine-Simon a viable international airport is part of broader efforts aiming at ramping up infrastructure development in Haiti’s South department. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " The expansion project will add a new 3,000-metre runway strip and a new terminal to the airport. Haiti officials (Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin (Stéphanie Villedrouin)) suggest that the airport would open up completely the southern region as the country sees tourism as one of the promising sectors capable of creating thousands of new jobs in the region. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " Another airport project is also planned for the neighbouring island of Ile a Vache. Caribbbean Journal "Haiti Lays First Stone on Expansion of Airport in Les Cayes " University Les Cayes has some training centers of which The American University of the Caribbean, Haiti; The Public University of The south in les Cayes, (UPSAC); and The Law and Economics School of les Cayes (EDSEC.) Hospital Les Cayes Hospital is a small hospital in the commune. Bill Whitaker, "One Month Later, Haiti Works to Recover", CBS News, 12 February 2010, (accessed 18 February 2010) Notable natives and residents * John James Audubon, French-American naturalist, was born here. * Euphémie Daguilh, Royal mistress to the Haitian emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines * Auguste Davezac, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands * André Corvington, Olympic fencer * André Rigaud, Haitian military leader, was born here on a plantation. His father was a planter who sent him to France for education. * Assotto Saint, writer and artist References Wikipedia:Les Cayes commons:Category:Les Cayes


black professional

Occupation of Haiti, 1915–1934'' New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995. (232) All three rulers during the occupation came from the country's small mulatto minority. At the same time, many in the growing black professional classes departed from the traditional veneration of Haiti's French cultural heritage and emphasized the nation's African roots, most notably ethnologist Jean Price-Mars and the journal ''Les Griots'', edited by Dr. François Duvalier

Les Cayes

'''Les Cayes''' ( Due to its isolation from the political turmoil of the capital, Port-au-Prince, it is one of Haiti's major ports, with export trade concentrating on mostly coffee and sugarcane. As the world's largest supplier of vetiver, it exports 250 tons annually of this ingredient of perfume and fragrance manufacturing. Minor exports include bananas and timber.

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