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Volume Two                                                                      Winter 1999-Spring 2000                                                       Numbers 1-2.

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                                   THEME: CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: ISSUES AND OPTIONS

 

       THE RETURN OF THE COCOLOS: MIGRATION, IDENTITY AND REGIONALISM IN THE LEEWARD

      ISLANDS

       Jessica Byron

      Department of Political Science

      The University of the West Indies

      Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica

      The West Indies

      Published Online: December 15, 2016

 

        ABSTRACT

 

This article focuses on the historical and contemporary migration between the Dominican Republic and the islands of Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis in the Leeward section of the Eastern Caribbean.  It investigates national identity formation in small island states in a globalized world and the role played by migration in this process.  It explores the historical links between the communities in the different islands and the impact of the contempo­rary migration on both the receiving societies and the migrant groups them­selves.  Finally, it discusses the implications of such intra-Caribbean movement for the further development of regionalism in the Caribbean Basin.

 

 

 

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