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Haiti - Social : Mr. Georges Corvington passed away
04/04/2013 06:51:56

Haiti - Social : Mr. Georges Corvington passed away
The President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, learned with sadness the news of the disappearance of the historian emeritus Georges Corvington, occurred this Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the age of 86 years, in this painful circumstance, the Head of State, on behalf of the Haitian people, presents its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Corvington.

"I share your pain and sympathize with your sadness. Haiti has lost a treasure of inestimable value, with the departure of Georges," said, moved the President Martelly.

Born November 6, 1926 in Port-au-Prince, the writer, historian, Mr. Corvington was President of the Society of History and Geography, he was decorated Living National Treasure in January 2009. The historian Georges Corvington was also a specialist of Port-au-Prince, through the seven volumes of his 'magnum opus' "Port-au-Prince au Cours des Ans" (Port-au-Prince Through Years), he knew retrace, with astonishing accuracy the history of our capital over several decades.

"Georges Corvington was the historian of the city of Port-au-Prince. He dedicated from 1963 to 2009 eight texts to the capital. He devoted his last strength to write the final book in the series published in 2009 that tells the city before the Duvalier dictatorship (1957-1986)," says his colleague, the historian Pierre Buteau, adding "This is a great loss for the Haitian society."

"The President of the Republic and the Haitian people are very grateful for the tremendous work done by Georges Corvington in the history of our country," indicates a statement issued by the Presidency.

National Directorate of the Book
The National Directorate of the Book (DNL) is saddened by the news of the disappearance of the historian Georges Corvington in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 3, 2013. It salute the departure of this great man who served the nation by his expertise, his talents and patriotism. Georges Corvington left a work of good quality for the future generations, it sends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Corvington affected and hope that the Haitian youth is inspired by this man, to the multidimensional talents as a model in a society where values ​​are crumbling day by day.

Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture, for its part, has learned with dismay the news of the disappearance trying of the historian, "We bow before the remains of this great man whose the contribution to the intangible heritage of Haiti will remain for ever not measurable. George Corvington has, indeed, inscribed his name in golden letters in the pages of the architectural and political history of the city of Port-au-Prince in particular," said a statement from the Ministry, "George was this simple man who brought Port-au-Prince in his soul and has always opened his heart and his house of the street Chériez to anyone who wanted to tap into this great source of knowledge that he was." The Minister Josette Darguste and all Ministry staff present their sympathies to his family, his relatives and also the Haitian Society of History and Geography who had the pleasure of sharing the intellectual wealth of this giant of the modern era.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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