Pétionville

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food and fuel. USAID delivers fuel, cooking oil and food to cook as well now, and World Vision is providing bulgur and lentils. NPR, "Haitian Eatery Serves Up Taste Of Hope Amid Despair", Tamara Keith, 27 January 2010 (accessed 31 January 2010) IOL, "Quake survivors score meals from


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population including members of government Facilities The ''Club de Pétionville'' country club was built in the 1930s and has Haiti's only golf course, a nine-hole course. It also contains tennis courts and swimming pools. The "Club de Pétion-Ville" is not in the suburb of Pétion-Ville but to the northwest in the foothills. The city has a hospital which collapsed in the 12 January 2010 quake. See also *Pétionville school collapse (2008 Pétionville school collapse) *Guy François (Guy François (Haitian colonel)), colonel, accused of conspiring to overthrow the government of Haiti *Signal FM, a radio station *Don Bosco FC References WikiPedia:Pétionville commons:Category:Pétionville


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(painting, beads, metalwork) to fine art. Banking There are a number of banks in Pétion-Ville. Banks here close very early, even on the weekdays. Eat There are a number of good restaurants in Pétionville. Budget Mid-range * WikiPedia:Pétionville commons:Category:Pétionville


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: www.miaminewtimes.com 1997-05-29 news his-music-rules-in-haiti "His Music Rules in Haiti: Sweet Micky's provocative music moves Haitians with an infectious beat and political overtones" . ''Miami New Times''. May 29, 1997. Retrieved Feb 03, 2011. Balmaseda, Liz. The Sweet Life of Michel Martelly ''Palm Beach Post'' archived on FindArticles.com. 2007. Retrieved May 07, 2011. Reports say


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occurred on September 8, 1994. RAM was performing their regular Thursday night concert at the Hotel Oloffson. One of the audience members was a military officer who had attended several other RAM performances, including one at a club called The Garage in Pétionville at which he explicitly permitted the band to play "Fèy". During the September 8 concert, however, when the band began to play "Fèy", this officer decided to enforce the ban on the song and ordered RAM to stop playing it. While the band played on, Morse was physically being carried out of the hotel by armed men. Using a wireless microphone, he sang in a verse in Kréyòl that was not in the song, ''"Kadja bosou a ye ma prale"'' - a prayer to the ''Vodou'' ''loa'' to grant him safe passage. His kidnappers released him and took another captive instead. Concerned about the safety of their fans, the band ceased performing for several weeks. Shacochis, Bob (1999). ''The Immaculate Invasion''. New York, New York: Penguin Publishing. ISBN 0-14-024895-1. pp. 44-46. Friedman, Herbert A., Seargant Major (Ret.) (2004) "Radio Leaflets During Wartime: Haiti - 1994". Aug. 18, 2004. Retrieved May 15, 2006. ''This reference together with Shacochis' text establishes the date of the concert.'' The port of Saint-Marc is currently the preferred port of entry for consumer goods coming into Haiti. Reasons for this may include its location away from volatile and congested Port-au-Prince as well as its central location relative to a large group of Haitian cities including Cap-Haïtien, Carrefour (Carrefour, Haiti), Delmas (Delmas, Ouest), Desarmes, Fond-Parisien, Fort-Liberté, Gonaïves, Hinche, Limbe (Limbé, Nord), Pétionville, Port-de-Paix, and Verrettes. These cities, together with their surrounding areas, contain nearly eight million of Haïti's ten million people (2009). Martelly was born in Port-au-Prince, . The middle-class son of a Super Market supervisor, Martelly is a self-taught keyboard player and Mango seller. After graduating from high school, Martelly briefly worked for a construction company in the United States before he enlisted in the Haitian Military Academy. In 1986, after one semester, he returned to Haiti just as Jean-Claude Duvalier, then president-for-life, was heading into exile. Martelly later on returned to the U.S. with his then-girlfriend, Sophia, whom he later married in a small ceremony in Miami, Florida. Upon their return to Haiti, Martelly had his first breakthrough in the musical industry when he began playing keyboard as a fill-in musician in local venues in Pétionville and Kenscoff, some of the upscale suburbs of Port-au-Prince. Ackerman, Elise. "His Music Rules in Haiti: Sweet Micky's provocative music moves Haitians with an infectious beat and political overtones". ''Miami New Times''. May 29, 1997. Retrieved Feb 03, 2011. Balmaseda, Liz. The Sweet Life of Michel Martelly ''Palm Beach Post'' archived on FindArticles.com. 2007. Retrieved May 07, 2011. Reports say that the third floor of the College La Promesse Evangelique in Pétionville (w:Pétionville) was under construction when the collapse happened, but it is not known if that was the cause. Pétionville is a suburb of Port-au-Prince (w:Port-au-Prince). The collapse occurred at 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday while school was in session. Less than one week after the College La Promesse Evangelique in Pétionville (w:Pétionville), Haiti collapsed, a second school in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince (w:Port-au-Prince), has partially collapsed injuring nine people. WikiPedia:Pétionville commons:Category:Pétionville


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: www.miaminewtimes.com 1997-05-29 news his-music-rules-in-haiti "His Music Rules in Haiti: Sweet Micky's provocative music moves Haitians with an infectious beat and political overtones" . ''Miami New Times''. May 29, 1997. Retrieved Feb 03, 2011. Balmaseda, Liz. The Sweet Life of Michel Martelly ''Palm Beach Post'' archived on FindArticles.com. 2007. Retrieved May 07, 2011. Reports say


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, and other spots in the Caribbean. Taxis from the airport to your destination in Port au Prince will be about $20 for standard fare. Try to bargain down to $15. Tap taps going to all places past the airport and will cost about 10 gourdes (25 cents). Transit network map shows main routes: http: TapTapMap.org By train By car Traffic is bad in and out of Petionville but many roads are quite scenic, looking back towards Port-au-Prince. By bus From Santo Domingo, Caribe Tours


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with other agencies, such as Operation Blessing (Operation Blessing International). The center was set up initially in the tents from the IDF (Israel Defense Forces)’s field hospital. Heyman, Jeffrey "The resilience of the people is stronger than we expected", (10 February 2010), in ''Israel 21c Innovation News Service'', Retrieved


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: news.yahoo.com s ap 20100113 ap_on_re_la_am_ca cb_haiti_earthquake date 2010-01-13 accessdate 2010-01-13 Despite the distance from the capital and the general affluence of the district, the lack of administrative enforcement has led to the formation of shantytowns on the outer edges of the district, as poor locals migrate upward and have settled there in search of job opportunities. Culture and nightlife Pétionville is a wealthier part

of Haiti, in which many multiracial Haitians live. Avenues like Laboule and Morne Calvaire are known for their palatial mansions. There is an extreme, almost feudal divide between rich and poor in Haiti. The gated and privately guarded neighborhoods resemble a Haitian version of Beverly Hills, but with razor wire. Most residents of Pétionville are affluent in comparison with residents of most other parts of the country. Pétionville has more security than the center of Port-au-Prince

-Prince. Pétionville is an affluent suburban commune located southeast of the city. Delmas (Delmas, Ouest) is located directly south of the airport and north of the central city, and the rather poor commune of Carrefour (Carrefour, Haiti) is located southwest of the city. Port-au-Prince commune harbors many low-income slums plagued with poverty and violence in which the most notorious, Cité Soleil is situated. However, Cité Soleil has been recently split off from Port-au-Prince


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, and other spots in the Caribbean. Taxis from the airport to your destination in Port au Prince will be about $20 for standard fare. Try to bargain down to $15. Tap taps going to all places past the airport and will cost about 10 gourdes (25 cents). Transit network map shows main routes: http: TapTapMap.org By train By car Traffic is bad in and out of Petionville but many roads are quite scenic, looking back towards Port-au-Prince. By bus From Santo Domingo, Caribe Tours

runs a once-daily bus to Petionville (in the hills above Port-au-Prince) that leaves at 11AM. A ticket costs $40 USD one-way + $26 USD tax and + 100 Dominican Pesos. Terra-bus may also still be servicing the Santa Domingo-PAP route. Crowded tap-taps (passenger pickup trucks) and buses can take you to Petionville for a few dollars, but can be dangerous. By boat Get around Tap-taps run along prescribed routes throughout the city. Most routes cost 10 gourdes (2 Haitian dollars, $0.25

Pétionville

'''Pétionville''' is a commune (Communes of Haiti) and a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the hills east and separate of the city itself on the northern hills of the Massif de la Selle. Founded in 1831 by then president Jean-Pierre Boyer, it was named after Alexandre Sabès Pétion (Alexandre Pétion) (1770–1818), the Haitian general and president later recognized as one of the country's four founding fathers. The district is primarily a residential and tourist area. It held a population of 283,052 at the 2003 Census, which was officially estimated to have reached 342,694 in 2009. Pétion-Ville is part of the city's metropolitan area, one of the most affluent areas, where the majority of tourist activity takes place, and one of the wealthiest parts of the country. Many diplomats, foreign businessmen, and a large number of wealthy citizens do business and reside in Pétionville. url http: news.yahoo.com s ap 20100113 ap_on_re_la_am_ca cb_haiti_earthquake date 2010-01-13 accessdate 2010-01-13

Despite the distance from the capital and the general affluence of the district, the lack of administrative enforcement has led to the formation of shantytowns on the outer edges of the district, as poor locals migrate upward and have settled there in search of job opportunities.

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