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Gonaïves

(gōnäēv`), city (1995 est. pop. 59,000), W Haiti, a port on the Gulf of Gonaïves and capital of Artibonite dept. The region's agricultural products (including coffee, cotton, sugar, and bananas) are exported from the city's natural harbor. Gonaïves is also an important commercial center. In 1804, Haiti's independence was proclaimed there. Flooding from heavy rains from tropical storms and hurricanes devastated the city in Sept., 2004, and again in Aug.–Sept, 2008.
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The Gonaives hospital initiative aims to improve access to and the quality of specialized health services for children, women, and men in Artibonite Department.
A propos des travaux de rehabilitation de trois centres historiques du vodou aux Gonaives (voir l'image precedente), un intellectuel haitien et initie au vodou nous a dit qu'il a l'impression que << plus le vodou reste attache a la nature (des peristyles couverts de chaume gardant la forme des maisonnettes traditionnelles), plus il a la chance de nourrir ses energies spirituelles et mystiques >>.
The first residents at Residence Georges Anglade were eight young writers from L'Estere, Grande Riviere du Nord, Gonaives, and Petit-Goeve who participated in workshops given by members of PEN Haiti and started new projects.
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Irish Daily Mirror's CIARAN McKEOWN recently spent a week as a Haven volunteer helping to build houses in Gonaives in north-west Haiti.
NEW BOOK: "A Promise In Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives" is Mark Curnutte's account of his time spent living among several families in Gonaives, a city of 200,000 people 60 miles north of Port-au-Prince.
Meanwhile, violence in Gonaives culminated February 5 in the "Artibonite Resistance Front" seizing control of the city.
To control the quality of coffee coming to market, trading was limited to an approved list of market-center towns, and named Cap-Haitien (in the North) as principal export center for coffee, along with Gonaives, Petit-Goave, and Jeremie in the Gulf of La Gonave, and Jacmel, Les Cayes in the South, on the Caribbean Sea.
A three-week-old cholera epidemic that has killed more than 640 people in Haiti continues to spread in the slums of Port-au-Prince and in Gonaives.
Flooding was also reported in the coastal towns of Les Cayes, Jacmel and Gonaives.
Ten cases were reported in Gonaives, the largest city in the Artibonite, according to Partners in Health, a US-based humanitarian group.
Servicemembers, in partnership with the government of Haiti, are conducting various medical, dental and engineering missions for the locals in the Gonaives area.