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Haiti: see Les CayesLes Cayes
, Cayes,
or Aux Cayes
, town (1990 est. pop. 37,600), SW Haiti, on the Caribbean Sea. Haiti's chief southern port, it handles exports, mainly sugar and coffee. Hurricanes have devastated the city several times, most recently in 2016.
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While the city's cleanup and rebuilding had patched up visible scars, many challenges still remain and problems are all interrelated, as I found out in talking to Boyer Jean Odlin, 28, a young professional who once worked an administrative job in Les Cayes. Out of work since Matthew hit Les Cayes, he said food was scarce after the hurricane and remains so for many people still struggling with the hurricane's aftereffects.
Peacekeepers from Senegal guard a UN base as troops clash with rock-throwing residents in Les Cayes, Haiti
On Saturday, he added, Ban would be in Les Cayes, a port town badly hit by the storm.
The mayor of Les Cayes, Jean Gabriel Fortune, shared ( tweets that also included video showing damage in the Vernet area.
Teams of civil protection officials walked the streets of Les Cayes and other areas urging residents to secure their homes, prepare emergency kits and warn their neighbours.
These samples, 1 each from the cities of Jeremie and Les Cayes, were further analyzed for the possible presence of both chloroquine-sensitive and -resistant parasites.
Kuehner, chairman and CEO of BLT, visited a new computer lab in Les Cayes.
Adventures in Belize offers only the finest beach resorts and jungle lodges in the Ambergris Caye, Outer Cayes, Western, Southern, Hopkins and Placencia areas as well as the best tour operators available in Belize.
Several international developers and partnering foreign government entities have already submitted proposals to Haitian authorities to invest on the 13 km-long and 3.2 km-wide unspoiled island, near the southern city of Les Cayes. About 15,000 people live on the island, which has two highly prized beach resorts Abaka Bay and Port-Morgan, the latter, named after Henry Morgan who narrowly survived the wreck of his Jamaican merchant ship in 1676, in the area.
The star ingredient, Vetiver, a tropical fragrant grass, derives from a single, private crop, produced exclusively for the House of Ermenegildo Zegna, and grown in Les Cayes in southwest Haiti.
Alyanna Guiliano of Fitchburg and Isabella Smith of Winchendon are hoping to travel to Les Cayes, Haiti, for a week next month to join volunteers working with residents of the impoverished area.
However, with little being done to protect the environment, Belize's main tourist attractions such as the Barrier Reef (the second-largest in the world), its 450 offshore cayes (islands), waters for windsurfing, swimming, and snorkeling, and numerous rivers and wildlife reserves have increasingly come under threat from pollution.