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Miragoane, the third largest port in Haiti, is a city of considerable poverty and strife. Several ships from New York, USA, and Miami, FL, USA transport cargo to Miragoane during fairly regular port calls.

The city was reportedly used as a rest stop by pirates long ago and was later used by Reynolds aluminum to support a plant for refining bauxite from the indigenous soil. Reynolds moved out in the 1990's, leaving behind the power plant it had built for the town. Slowly, the luxury of electricity vanished due to lack of fuel and maintenance (read "government support").

Since then, the majority of what small amounts of cash are in circulation were derived from stevedoring operations and distribution of the cargo from ships. Food was what small amounts of cargo the people could afford supplemented by fish from the bay and, possibly, some locally grown vegetables and goats.

Removed somewhat from the anarchy of Port-au-Prince, Miragoane enjoyed relative peace until perhaps 2005. The road to Port-au-Prince is an open haven for thugs who are no better than the "highwaymen" of old. The Port Captain of Miragoane, Captain Guy (pronounced "Ghee" with a hard G), was murdered on this road in December 2005.

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  • Chapo Pay, Route 206 (Miragoane, NI, Haiti). (18.440662,-73.084984) edit
  • Dwèt Kreyol, Route Nationale 2 (Miragoane, NI, Haiti), (509) 37 95 2571. 5AM - 7PM. Quiet, cozy, casual  edit
  • La Kay Taina, 80 Jeanty (Grand Goave, OU, Haiti), (509) 48 45 08 55, [1]. 7 AM - 11 PM. La Kay Taina is one of Haiti’s renowned restaurant as well as a seaside resort project designed for the adventure-seeking travellers who want to discover and experience a most pristine and well-preserved natural habitat.  edit

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  • Club Deluxe, Route Nationale #2, coin Morne Preval (Potier, NI, Haiti).  edit
  • Robsi Hôtel Night-Club Bar-Restaurant, 23, Fond Jean Simon, Route Nationale #2, Potier, NI, Haiti, (509) 37 21 4310.  edit

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  • Fort Royal Hotel, rue des Roulottes, La Hatte (Petite-Goave, NI, Haiti), (509) 38 07 3030. *<sleep name="Robsi Hotel" alt="" address="23 Fond Jean-Simon, RN2" directions="Miragoâne, NI, Haiti" phone="866-599-6674" url="" checkin="1pm" checkout="11am" price="63" lat="" long="">Situated near the beach, this hotel is 2 miles from Sainte Therese de Miragoane Hospital and from Miragoane Castle. Along with a casino, this hotel has a restaurant and a nightclub. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a health club, a coffee shop/café, and spa services. All 30 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and kitchenettes. Free wired Internet and balconies or patios are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.  edit

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