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French DOM/TOMs: Sarkozy-Led Convention

Categories: Caribbean, Oceania, Sub-Saharan Africa, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, St. Barthélémy, St. Maarten, Tahiti, Ethnicity & Race, Governance, Health, Labor, Politics

Jean-Claude Halley from Guadeloupe Attitude posts (Fr) an invitation to an upcoming convention on the issues of French overseas departments and territories [1] (a.k.a. DOM/TOMs) organized by controversial French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and his UMP party. The invitation enumerates issues faced by the DOMs including unemployment, discrimination, social tensions, inadequate housing, discrepancies with continental France and Sarkozy's pet issue, immigration.