Aux Cayes


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Aux Cayes

(əʊ ˈkeɪ; French o kɑj)
n
(Placename) the former name of Les Cayes
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A contemporary US newspaper article also discredited the rumor of cholera in Haiti from 1851: "From Aux Cayes [Haiti].
There are many origins for this expression, including the Greek "loa kala" (meaning "it is good"), the French "aux Cayes" (Cayes being a port that produced top-notch rum), and the US military expression for zero casualties, "0K".
Lamarre etait le martyr de la cause republicaine pour Herard, qui se retira dans sa ville natale, aux Cayes. Il y reprit la lutte en 1819, en fondant le journal L'Observateur dans lequel il exaltait les vertus republicaines, critiquait le manque d'esprit civique et revisait la production litteraire haitienne.