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These are pictures of Hôtel Montana before the earthquake.
Some of the staff members during the inaugural ceremony of the new phase of this Hotel recently.
A view during the sunset
One of the bar of this splendide Hotel
A panoramic view of Hotel Montana during day time
A View during  night time
It was a place where people  resort   go often,  on vacation.


View panoramic of the city of Port-au-Prince from the Hotel Montana
These are pictures of Hotel Montana after the earthquake.
A different view of the Hotel Montana right after the earthquake
A ripped Haitian flags flies from the collapse roof of Hotel Montana after the earthquake
International rescue team members during the operation to clear the rubble 
French military rescuers worked with the Us rescuers in the collape roof of Hotel Montana 
A french military rescuer tekes a rest at the destroyed Montana


Une page de 1957 en Haiti retrouvée sur le net en surfant : l'assassinat du Syrien Shibley Talamas tandis qu'il se trouvait arrêté par la Police d'alors d'Haiti quelques jours après l'élection du Dr François Duvalier comme Président d'HAITI  


En Octobre 1957, j'avais à peine 4 ans d'âge, mais j'ai souvenance de l'AFFAIRE SHIBLEY TALAMAS, quand il mourut à Port-au-Prince où je me trouvais .


Lisez la relation de cet incident malheureux sur le TIME des USA , et vous comprendrez un peu l'atmosphère politique à Port-au-Prince en cette année 1957 Gason Pa Kanpé , Laissé Frapé .. ( Déjoie - Duvalier - Jumelle - L'Armée d'Haiti ).


Bien entendu, on eut à mentir à l'épouse de Shibley Talamas qui se trouvait à l'hôpital le soir de la mort de son mari, pour accouchement ( primipare ) ..








Francois Duvalier, Gen. Antonio Thrasybule Kébreau

Investiture de Duvalier, discours de circonstance. 




Président Daniel Fignolé & Lt. John Beauvoir & Boyer

Coup d'état; President Fignolé being escorted out of the country by Lt. John Beauvoir and Officer Boyer

A Very Famous picture: The famous comment to Président Fignole from Lt. Jonh Beauvoir : "Ti Coq Ou Caca". President Fignole is escorted by members of the rebellious army to exile. The officer in charge and, overseeing the departure is Lt. John Beauvoir.


Haitian Politico Louis Dejoie at time of political crisis.



Date taken:

May 1957



Clément Jumelle

Ministre des Finances du Président Paul E Magloire   


Publié sur le magazine TIME :


HAITI: Murder by Beating 

Monday, Oct 14, 1957 


Barely a week after it peacefully chose a President-elect, Haiti went back to the jungle law that has ruled the island for almost a year. As losing candidate Louis Déjoie fled into hiding, vanished, vowing trouble, the ruling military junta issued a panicky decree authorizing plain citizens to shoot on sight "outlaws," i.e., political opponents of the government. The U.S. embassy warned American citizens of the growing danger and began flying families of U.S. officials to Puerto Rico. Reason: in the growing breakdown of law and order, one U.S. citizen had already been brutally killed.


Shibley Jean Talamas, 29, who was born in Haiti to wealthy, Syrian-descended parents with U.S. citizenship, was a bear-size (6 ft. 6 in., more than 300 Ibs.) playboy who enacted a majestic Bacchus at carnival time, managed a leading soccer team and manufactured textiles. He had been educated at Virginia's Hargrave Military Academy and the University of Texas, and was married to an Ashtabula, Ohio girl. In 24 hours last week, U.S. Citizen Talamas ran into a terrible coincidence that cost him his life and Haiti much U.S. good will.

Suspicious Police. Talamas' ordeal began one night when his wife was in a hospital in labor with their first child. Talamas rushed into the streets at 2:30 a.m. to seek a specialist. Police arrested him because he lacked a curfew pass, released him after a few hours. The cops learned that earlier that evening three men appeared outside a gendarmery outpost near Port-au-Prince, and as a pretext to get near said they were seeking a doctor to help a woman in childbirth, then suddenly opened fire, killing four sentries. To the suspicious police, already hysterically fearful of attack by bitter-end partisans of defeated Candidate Déjoie, the similarity of the two stories seemed proof that Déjoie-backer Talamas was in cahoots with the killers. Rushing to Talamas' house, they found a sporting rifle and two revolvers.  
False Promises. To avoid arrest, Talamas fled to the U.S. embassy. But a few hours later, on the advice of U.S. embassy officials who twice received Haitian government assurances that he would not be mistreated, he surrendered to the police. Next morning, Colonel Louis Roumain, the junta's foreign affairs chief, informed the inquiring embassy that during the night. Talamas assaulted an officer and in the "scuffle" suffered a "heart attack" and died. Accompanied by U.S. officials, three U.S. doctors examined the body, found it a mass of ugly bruises and welts, and the State Department issued the official U.S. conclusion: "Talamas died from the beating he received."  
Washington sent Haiti a note charging "murder by beating . . . particularly repugnant because repeated assurances were given that Talamas would not be mistreated." Haiti's only reaction was to repeat the "heart attack" story. In the hospital, where she gave birth to a daughter as her husband was dying, Shibley Talamas' wife was at first told only that her husband was under arrest. Said she: 'That's all right, just as long as Shibley and I can be happy together." 


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