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Use of Haiti landmarks for events pleases some, irks others – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
CAP-HAITIEN — As she stood at the foot of Sans-Souci Palace, the world-renowned fortress built by Roi Christophe 209 years ago, a nervous Nehemie Nicolas told herself to breathe. In and out. Then, she took the first step on the 209-year-old stone-paved courtyard in Milot, a northern commune about 11 miles from Cap-Haitien.
As if in slow motion, Nicolas moved toward the archway,  all eyes were on her. When Nicolas, 28, reached the middle of the aisle, the sun’s rays beamed right down on her. She looked forward then toward her groom, Garvenchy. His eyes were welled with tears. 
The decision to start off their marriage at the historical site had been right.

Overview:

Haitians in the diaspora and in Haiti have begun hosting events in Haiti’s historical monuments, drawing ire from some who find the practice disrespectful.

Haitians in the diaspora and in Haiti have begun hosting events in Haiti’s historical monuments, drawing ire from some who find the practice disrespectful.
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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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