Pétionville

What is Pétionville known for?


physical medical

for "enfants de rues" or street children. It was founded by a retired Salesian High School teacher, Father Simon Gatine Joseph Maceus, in 1994. Father Simon started his effort with one building in Pétionville near Port-au-Prince. The initial mission was to rescue orphaned and abandoned boys and give them physical, medical and spiritual care


appearance

, and in general, than the other major cities of Haiti. The community is very stable, with nightlife and business conducted with an appearance of western normality, in striking contrast to many other parts of greater Port-au-Prince. The hillside suburban town is filled with nightclubs, beauty salons, fitness gyms and French restaurants. Businesses which cater to tourists are commonplace, and parties and get-togethers often take place at night. Establishments often host considerable expatriates

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. Pétion-Ville has more security than the center of Port-au-Prince, and in general, than the other major cities of Haiti. The community is very stable, with nightlife and business conducted with an appearance of western normality


reasons

by OAS (Organization of American States) emissaries. 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 (Traffic congestion) 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

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


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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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, 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


good food

Riguad between Clervenau and Faubert phone tollfree fax hours price content is cafe across from Mr. Grill that has Haitian bands play on Friday nights and sometimes other nights. Very popular with expats and locals alike. Sandwiches and Haitian dishes, entrees $9-20 Splurge *'''Quartier Latin''' is a Latin-American restaurant with good food, tasty rum sours, and dancing to live music, mostly salsa, merengue and other Latin music. It's housed in an old mansion

. On the eastern end of town near the Brazilian Embassy. *


musical industry

, 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. http


club

: www.nytimes.com aponline 2010 01 12 world AP-CB-Haiti-Earthquake.html title Haitian Earthquake Causes Hospital Collapse date 12 January 2010 work The New York Times accessdate 12 January 2010 The 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed many buildings in Port-au-Prince, and a lot of homes in the Montana area including the Hôtel Montana. The ''Club de Pétionville'' (Pétionville Club) golf course has been changed into a tent city

by the US Army and now houses 50,000 to 80,000 Haitians. Ireland On-Line, "Aid agencies overhaul food distribution in Haiti", 30 January 2010 (accessed 31 January 2010) Its tennis courts host the US 82nd Airborne. ''Boston Globe'', The field hospital at the club was operated by NDMS teams from the US Department of Health and Human Services. http

: www.boston.com news world latinamerica articles 2010 01 31 much_rests_on_haiti_elite "Much rests on Haiti elite" , Maria Sacchetti, 31 January 2010 (accessed 31 January 2010) The club was built in the 1930s and had only around 300 members at the time. Golf.com, "Once a club with 300 members, Haiti's lone golf course is now a refugee camp", Farrell Evans, 20 January 2010


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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


salsa

Riguad between Clervenau and Faubert phone tollfree fax hours price content is cafe across from Mr. Grill that has Haitian bands play on Friday nights and sometimes other nights. Very popular with expats and locals alike. Sandwiches and Haitian dishes, entrees $9-20 Splurge *'''Quartier Latin''' is a Latin-American restaurant with good food, tasty rum sours, and dancing to live music, mostly salsa, merengue and other Latin music. It's housed in an old mansion

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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