Les Cayes


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Les Cayes

(leɪ ˈkeɪ; French le kaj)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Haiti, on the S Tiburon Peninsula. Pop: 45 904 (1995). Also called: Cayes Former name: Aux Cayes
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We are so grateful to God for sending Michele to us," Baker said, during a tour of the Les Cayes orphanage.
BLTS assigned 15 officers to the HCG base in Les Cayes on the south coast, which now has a maritime interdiction capability that will increase operational capacity to deter drug trafficking along the southern coast.
LES CAYES, Haiti, Safar 20, 1438, November 20, 2016, SPA -- Haiti holds a long-delayed presidential election on Sunday that its people hope will lift the economy after a devastating hurricane and more than a year of political instability, Reuters reported.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that she will visit Les Cayes and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from November 16 to 18, 2016.
Intelsat will provide a VSAT connection for the American Red Cross facility in Les Cayes for 90 days using Ku-band capacity from Intelsat 29e, the first satellite in the Intelsat EpicNG platform.
Catholic Relief Services staff flew into Les Cayes, a city of 71,000 on the southwest coast, where, they said, thousands of people remained in shelters in the city.
As of 17 October, it has transported 1,542 metric tonnes of aid to Les Cayes and Jeremie.
Reports said that at least 100 residents of Les Cayes were protesting at a UN base as aid trucks arrived, with local police and Senegalese UN troops firing tear gas to disperse the crowd, which provoked by rock throwing from the protesters, Telesur reported.
The demand for aid, food and shelter sparked violent scenes as police and peacekeepers Peacekeepers clash with fired tear gas to disperse a large crowd trying to intercept trucks carrying food near the town of Les Cayes as UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon flew in.
On 11 October, UN escort troops fired non-lethal ammunition to disperse crowds attempting to loot a humanitarian convoy in Les Cayes," said Dujarric, speaking before Thursday's protest.
10,000 pounds of aid were delivered to the Les Cayes area of Haiti over the weekend.