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Conversation with Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society

Philippe Zacaïr

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034614
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0008
Conversation with Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society

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This chapter discusses the views of Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society. Her testimony adds an extra edge to the experiences regarding Haitian migrants in the Caribbean states mentioned in the book. She talks about her personal as well as professional achievements both in Jamaica and in the United States. She also talks about her work sphere as the President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society. She also mentions Haitian immigrant experiences in Jamaica from the perspective of being a quintessential Haitian in Jamaica. The goals and activities of the Haiti-Jamaica Society also get a mention here. She also speaks about the tide of negative media in Jamaica giving way to violence against Haitian migrants.

Keywords: Myrtha Désulmé; Haiti-Jamaica Society; Caribbean states; Haitian migrants; Haitian immigrant; Jamaica

Chapter.  2981 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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