Les Cayes

What is Les Cayes known for?


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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 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


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-race (mulatto) boy as his at a young age, and sent him to Bordeaux, where he was trained as a goldsmith. McGlynn et al. (1992), p. 175 III. The Great Barbados Hurricane was an intense Category 4 (Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale) hurricane that left cataclysmic damage across the Caribbean and Louisiana in 1831. Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Santiago Cuba, and Martinique saw damage from the storm


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, 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


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Feed the world? We are fighting a losing battle, UN admits time world article 0,8599,1717572,00.html 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


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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


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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


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, 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


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and Dominican Republic Military Occupation and Administration by the U.S.'', U.S. congress, Senate, 66th Cong., 3rd sess., 1920, documents 204-0-A and 204-0-B Thus, "Bush Brigades" was never officially published due to the sake of tarnishing the U.S. and President Warren G. Harding. The revolutionary Rigaud was born on 17 January 1761 in Les Cayes, to André Rigaud, a wealthy French planter, and Rose Bossy Depa, a slave woman. His father acknowledged the mixed


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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


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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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