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Martinique Holds First Diaspora Forum

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 13, 2013

Above: Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy leads a meeting in the context of the Diaspora forum

By the Caribbean Journal staff

What role should Martinique’s diaspora community play in its development and economy?

That was among the issues addressed as the French Caribbean department held its first-ever Diaspora Forum this week at the Madiana conference centre.

Above: the Madiana conference centre

The purpose of the forum, which began over the weekend, was to “highlight the achievements of Martinique worldwide,” according to a statement from the Regional Council.

The forum also sought to help young people and entrepreneurs “better prepare for perspectives on globalization and to examine diaspora investment opportunities in Martinique.

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