Thélus Léro (22 February 1909 in Lamentin, Martinique – 22 July 1996 in Fort-de-France) was a communist politician from Martinique who was elected to the French Senate in 1946. Léro married the writer and artist, Yva de Montaigne, with whom he had three children. One of their daughters was the actress Cathy Rosier.
Lamentin is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. It is part of the agglomeration of Pointe-à-Pitre, in the north part of Basse-Terre. Three islets are included in the commune: Christopher, Fajou, Caret.
Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 sq mi) and a population of 376,480 inhabitants as of January 2016. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, southeast of Greater Antilles, northwest of Barbados, and south of Dominica.
Fort-de-France is the capital of France's Caribbean overseas department of Martinique. It is also one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Exports include sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao.
Aimé Fernand David Césaire was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature". His works included Une Tempête, a response to Shakespeare's play The Tempest, and Discours sur le colonialisme, an essay describing the strife between the colonizers and the colonized. His works have been translated into many languages.
Air Guyane SP is a French airline with its head office on the grounds of Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport in Matoury, French Guiana, France. It operates regional scheduled flights. Its main base is Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport.
Édouard Glissant was a French writer, poet, philosopher, and literary critic from Martinique. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures in Caribbean thought and cultural commentary.
The following is a list of the 45 former cantons of the Martinique department, an overseas department of France, sorted by arrondissement. The cantons were abolished in 2015, when the Assembly of Martinique replaced the General Council of Martinique and the Regional Council of Martinique.
Le Lamentin is a town, located in the Outre-Mer department of Martinique, in the French West Indies. With its 62,32 km², it is the town with the largest area of Martinique. Le Lamentin, with near to 40 000 inhabitants, is the second most populated town of Martinique, after Fort-de-France. It is also the first industrial town and the heart of the island's economy.
Cathy Rosier was a model and actress, who was born in Martinique, French West Indies, and died in Marrakech, Morocco, from a ruptured aorta.
Martinique Championnat National is the top association football league in Martinique.
Club Colonial is a football club of Martinique, playing in the town of Fort-de-France. They played in the Martinique's first division, the Martinique Championnat National in 2007, but in the end of the season they were relegated to Martinique Promotion d'Honneur
The University of the French West Indies is a French public university, based in the French West Indies.
Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, French: Aéroport International Martinique Aimé Césaire, is the international airport of Martinique in the French West Indies. Located in Le Lamentin, a suburb of the capital Fort-de-France, it was opened in 1950 and renamed in 2007, after author and politician Aimé Césaire.
Air Martinique was an airline based in the island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. Its head office was on the grounds of Fort-de-France Airport, now Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, in Le Lamentin.
The A1 autoroute in Martinique is the only autoroute on the French autoroute system built outside Metropolitan France. This short autoroute, only 7 km (4 mi) in length, connects Aimé Césaire International Airport in Le Lamentin to Fort-de-France.
Articles related to the French overseas department of Martinique include:
Overseas France consists of all the French-administered territories outside the European continent, mostly relics of the French colonial empire. These territories have varying legal status and different levels of autonomy, although all have representation in both France's National Assembly and Senate, which together make up the French Parliament. Their citizens have French nationality and vote for the president of France. They have the right to vote in elections to the European Parliament. Overseas France includes island territories in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, French Guiana on the South American continent, and several periantarctic islands as well as a claim in Antarctica.
Victor Sablé was a politician from Martinique who served in the French Senate from 1946-1948 and also the French National Assembly. His father was a lawyer's clerk, and he studied in Paris after graduating from the Lycée de Fort-de-France. He authored Les Antilles sans complexes: une expérience de décolonisation (1972), in which he recounted his political and governmental experiences in Paris.
Communauté d'agglomération du Centre de la Martinique is the communauté d'agglomération, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Fort-de-France. It is located in Martinique, an overseas department and region of France. It was created in January 2001. Its population was 162,938 in 2014, of which 84,696 in Fort-de-France proper.
Yva Léro was an Afro-Martiniquais writer and painter. She was one of the earliest Antillean writers in Paris preceding the Négritude movement. An ardent feminist, she participated in international congresses and was a co-founder of the Women's Union of Martinique. Her writing and painting depicted the life and culture of Martinique, evaluating class, gender, and race and the multi-layered society which existed in her Caribbean homeland.
Dany Bébel-Gisler was an Afro-Guadeloupean writer and sociolinguist who specialized in Antillean Creole and ethnology. She was one of the first linguists to defend the preservation and teaching of Creole languages and study how the interplay of the lingua franca of the Caribbean reflected the social hierarchy, as well as the assimilation or lack thereof of both the colonizers and colonized. She was instrumental in the development of UNESCO's The Slave Route Project, tracing the intersection of African, Caribbean and European cultures and published several novels and children's books on Guadeloupean culture.
Josette Manin is a French politician on the island of Martinique. She was the last President of the General Council of Martinique, from 31 March 2011 to 31 December 2015, and has been a representative of Martinique's 1st constituency in the National Assembly since 21 June 2017. She was the first woman to be elected President of the General Council and as a deputy for Martinique in the French National Assembly.
Thélus Léro page on the French Senate website
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