Haiti Cemetery Director Explains presence of Port-au-Prince Cemetary Stand at Kanaval 2015

"Cimetiere de Port-au-Prince is a Heritage site," says Mareige Laguerre, the Director of the cemetery, "and it deserves to be recognized as such." That was his message the political opposition who wants to use the Cemetary's carnival stand as a weapon in their fight against president Michel Martelly...

PHOTO: Cimetiere de Port-au-Prince Stand at Haiti Kanaval 2015
PHOTO: Cimetiere de Port-au-Prince Stand at Haiti Kanaval 2015

The cemetery stand became a big deal following the Haiti Kanaval incident Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015, where singer Fantom was burned from an electric shock that left many dead and many more injured... Many people, especially the opposition, started to spread rumors that the incident was supernatural and they pointed to that stand as a reason why it happened...

The unfortunate accident happened right near where the cemetery stand was erected... In a country where most believe in superstition and the supernatural, it is no wonder that the stand marked "Cimetiere de Port-au-Prince" became the talk of the town.

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Cemetary director Mareige Laguerre says he used the stand as symbol to remind the population of this Heritage site (Patrimoine in French) constructed around 1800 before Haiti's Independence and that it is falling apart...

As far at the words "Frap La" and "Nap Manyen Yo" written on the stand, Laguere said Frap la is a Haitian Rap Kreyol Goup that they support, and "Nap Manyen yo" is the title of the 2015 Carnaval Jingle.

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Virgile says...

Haiti Cherie is the birthplace of my parents and I still have a few loved ones that still reside...

Despite the fact th country is filled with an abundance of beauty in art, music, food, the people etc there is one thing that taints all of that IGNORANCE ...

Ok let's look at the incidence like this how many Past presidents of Haiti would fund the tradegy un dee their regimen?

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Virgile says...

Haiti Cherie is the birthplace of my parents and I still have a few loved ones that still reside...

Despite the fact th country is filled with an abundance of beauty in art, music, food, the people etc there is one thing that taints all of that IGNORANCE ...

Ok let's look at the incidence like this how many Past presidents of Haiti would fund the tradegy un dee their regimen?

Reply  ... More

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