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Special panel on Contemporary migration at 19th Annual SALISES Conference, 25 April 2018

Updated: Sep 3, 2018

A special panel on contemporary migration in the Caribbean was organized by the Migration and Development Cluster.

The panel featured on Day 1 of the 19th Annual SALISES Conference, which took place 25-27 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay Jamaica.

The discussion was chaired by Natasha Kay Mortley, Lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine and member of the Cluster. Dr. Mortley began by recognizing the significance of recent events involving the Windrush Generation in the United Kingdom.

Panelists presented on a variety of topics impacting on Caribbean migrants and diaspora.

Papers presented:

  • Kristin Lozanski (King's Western University, Canada) - When status is not enough: Rethinking efforts to support Jamaican agricultural workers in Canada

  • Ronald James, Donna Kaidou-Jeffrey and Amos Peters (Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados) – Population decline and climate change migration: The Case of Dominica

  • Aieka Smith (Department of Government, UWI Mona) – Participation from the outside: The transnational political participation of Jamaicans in Britain

  • Natalie Dietrich Jones (SALISES, UWI Mona) - An Analysis of Forced migration in the Caribbean Basin: The case of Venezuelan migration to the Dutch and Anglophone Caribbean

Dr. Natalie Dietrich Jones, Chair of the Migration and Development Cluster, addressed the audience during the Q&A segment

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