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Volume Two Winter 1999-Spring 2000 Numbers 1-2.
THEME: CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: ISSUES AND OPTIONS
THE RETURN OF THE COCOLOS: MIGRATION, IDENTITY AND REGIONALISM IN THE LEEWARD
Department of Political Science
The University of the West Indies
Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
The West Indies
Published Online: December 15, 2016
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.