Dominica

Coordinates: 15°25′N 61°20′W / 15.417°N 61.333°W / 15.417; -61.333

Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈnkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə;French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island.

The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 ("Sunday" = "Domenica" in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.

Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.

Latest News for: Dominica

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Caribbean Currents: Dominican Republic and Dominica are very different countries

The Philadelphia Tribune 27 Nov 2021
Dominican Republic and Dominica are Caribbean countries that many people assume are one and the same ... Dominica’s official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica ... And on rare occasions the media has mistakenly reported on news for the Dominican Republic and called it Dominica, or identified Dominica as the Dominica Republic....
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Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP: Gratitude

Hawaii Catholic Herald 24 Nov 2021
VIRIDITAS. SOUL GREENING. Gratitude. “For six years you will sow your land and gather its produce, but in the seventh year you will let it lie fallow and forgo all produce from it, so that those of your people who are poor can take food from it and the wild animals eat what they have left.” (Exodus 23.11). I n this seventh year of “Viriditas ... ....
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Citizenship by Investment Helps Dominica Unveil 14 Projects to Transform Lives of Citizens

PR Newswire 24 Nov 2021
24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- While big countries talk about protecting their citizens against climate change, the Commonwealth of Dominica takes action. Dominica is a small island located 1,400 miles south of Miami in the eastern Caribbean belt and committed to giving its citizens a climate-resilient future....
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CHINA AND DOMINICA SIGN VISA FREE WAIVER (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 23 Nov 2021
He expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Government and people of Dominica for this significant agreement ... But we make this special arrangement for Dominica because we see Dominica as a very important friend to us and we want to push our bilateral relations to a new height, and facilitate international travel between the two peoples....
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NEW CHINESE AMBASSADOR FOR DOMINICA (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 23 Nov 2021
Dominica has welcomed a new Chinese Ambassador as Ambassador Lin Xianjiang presented his credentials to President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin. The ceremony took place on Monday, November 22 2021, the first in person credential presentation since the emergence of Covid-19 in Dominica....
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The Commonwealth of Dominica Signs Historic Visa Waiver Agreement with People’s Republic of China

The Eastern Herald 23 Nov 2021
22, 2021 /PRNewswire/– The Commonwealth of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China are celebrating a significant milestone in their 17-year diplomatic relationship. This was demonstrated in a monumental visa-free agreement signed in Dominica’s capital Roseau on November 22nd....
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PAHO DIRECTOR SAYS DOMINICANS SHOULD BE PROUD OF DCFH (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 18 Nov 2021
Clarissa Etienne has deemed the Dominica China Friendship Hospital as a facility that Dominicans should be proud of ... "This is the best kept secret in Dominica in terms of the development that has occurred in this facility and the facilities that are available....
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November 18 2021 - “Busy” uses his beekeeping business to benefit the community in Dominica (Antigua and Barbuda Government)

Public Technologies 18 Nov 2021
community in Dominica ... But before Busy heads down to his bee farm in the quiet village of Colihaut in Dominica, the construction worker turned beekeeper admits that he now loves what he does ... In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica and destroyed all of Busy's beehives with its menacing category 5 wind-speeds....
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UK TRADE PROFESSIONALS VISIT DOMINICA (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 16 Nov 2021
The Group FAM trip was hosted in collaboration with the Discover Dominica Authority and hotel partners; Secret Bay, Fort Young Hotel, and Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 16 November 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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OCTOBER 2021 SPECIAL OLYMPICS CARIBBEAN SPORTS MINISTERS FORUM DECLARATION (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 16 Nov 2021
The Declaration which has been approved by the Government of Dominica will be signed by the Minister responsible for sports, Honourable Roselyn Paul, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2.00 p.m ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 16 November 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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: ARTHUR WALDRON SDA ACADEMY STUDENT TOPS 2021 CSEC EXAMS (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 16 Nov 2021
John's Academy Delight Peter 10 ones and 3 twos; Dominica Grammar School, Tana Valmond 10 ones 1 two; Megan Vidal 10 ones and PSS, Celeste George 10 ones," Hon ... Minister Alfred congratulated all students who made it to the list of top performers in Dominica ... Mary's Academy, the Dominica Grammar School, and the Dominica Community High School....
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MV ENCHANTED PRINCESS MAKES INAUGURAL CALL TO DOMINICA (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 15 Nov 2021
The MV Enchanted Princess cruise ship made its inaugural call to Dominica on Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard Cruise Ship Berth. The MV Enchanted Princess is marked as the third inaugural call to visit the island since the official opening of Dominica's 2021/2022 cruise season in October....
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MAHAUT CONSTITUENCY STUDENTS RECEIVES DEVICES (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 15 Nov 2021
Students attending schools in the Mahaut Constituency can now boast of their own new devices as the Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence continues the distribution of electronic devices to students....
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