Les Cayes


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Les Cayes

(lā kā),

Cayes,

or

Aux Cayes

(ō kā), 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. Les Cayes also suffered severe damage in the 2010 Haitian earthquake.
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Les Cayes

a port in SW Haiti, on the S Tiburon Peninsula. Pop.: 45 904 (1992)
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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.
The HCG has operating bases in Cap Haitien, Killick (Port-au-Prince), and Les Cayes. The force has a total of 18 maritime vessels, but only five are currently operational, with seven of the remaining 13 vessels non-repairable due to age or past viable hull life limit.
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Homes lie in ruins after Hurricane Matthew hit Les Cayes, Haiti, yesterday
The hurricane devastated Haiti, leaving at least 10,000 people in shelters and causing catastrophic damage to the southern coastal town of Les Cayes.
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The attack took place in the coastal city of Les Cayes, the capital of the South Province (Departement du Sud) some 160 kilometers southwest of Port-au-Prince, the country's capital.
falciparum in Haiti was continuous during 2006-2009 by the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) at 9 healthcare centers in the municipalities of Jeremie, Jacmel, Les Cayes, Miragoane, Cap-Haitien, Deschappelles, Port-au-Prince, Fort-Liberte, and Port-dePaix.