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Jamaica - The French Connection

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“The vast majority of French-speaking settlers arrived in the Island in the late 18th century as refugees fleeing revolution in what was then the French Colony of St. Domingue, the defeat of the French there by black and coloured forces leading to the establishment of the free Republic of Haiti” Encyclopedia of  Jamaican Heritage (Olive Senior)

Join us as we share interesting facts about theHaitian Presidents who lived in exile on the Island as well as the contributions made by French arrivals of different races, class and political persuasions and the institution that united them.

I will be an enlightening 'Labrish'. Check it out!.

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