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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean$
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Philippe Zacaïr

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034614

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034614.001.0001

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

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

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(p.145) 7 Conversation with Myrtha Désulmé, President of the Haiti-Jamaica Society
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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean
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Philippe Zacaïr

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0008

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

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