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Preservationist Fédéric Théodule holding a tape measure to calculate the length of a wall. Photo by Onz Chéry for The Haitian Times

FORT LIBERTÉ, Haiti — Fédéric Théodule gazed down from atop a wall at Fort Dauphin, examining it before walking down. Théodule, a preservationist, then slowly stepped on top of the wall and started walking on it. The tape measure Théodule held stretched behind him as he walked.

“Be careful,” said Neat Achille, National Heritage Preservation Institute (ISPAN)’s northern region's director.


National Heritage Preservation Institute (ISPAN) preservationists went to Fort Dauphin to do pre-works before the start of the renovation.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.