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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1.4 MILLION REHABILITATED DELICES PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPLETED (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Sep 2021
Ken Edwards explained that the school is the result of an agreement between the Governments of Dominica and Canada ... The Government of Dominica took a decision to renovate that school and put it back on par with other schools in Dominica ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica ......
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ST. JOSEPH MP FACILITATES DONATION TO KELLEB JOHN LAURENT PRIMARY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Sep 2021
). Students and staff of the Kelleb John Laurent Primary School in St. Joseph are the recipients of a huge donation of school supplies from the Kelleb John Laurent family residing in New York ... Dr ... Mrs ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 24 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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Dominica Janicki

Observer-Reporter 23 Sep 2021
DominicaMinnie” Janicki, 98, of McMurray, died ......
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MORE AGGRESSIVE TREND OF ACUTE ILLNESS OF COVID-19 SEEN IN YOUNG PEOPLE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 23 Sep 2021
). Director of Medical Services at the Covid-19 Care Complex, Dr ... Dr ... As at Wednesday September 22, Dominica has five hundred and forty- five covid-19 active cases with 13 covid-19 deaths ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 23 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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PFIZER VACCINES ARRIVE IN DOMINICA (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Sep 2021
The first shipment in what will total to 46,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Dominica on Tuesday, September 21 2021. A small ceremony was held at the Douglas Charles Airport, where Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon ... "This event is of particular significance to us as we contend with a surge of covid-19 infections in Dominica....
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION REPORTS ON FIFTH FORM STUDENTS ONLINE CLASSES (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Sep 2021
). Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence, Hon. Octavia Alfred is satisfied with the reopening on schools thus far ... Alfred stated ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 22 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl....
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MOH TAKES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN TO SOUFRIERE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Sep 2021
). The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment continues its fight against covid-19 across the island through a vaccination outreach program ... Ms ... Orle stated ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 21 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl. 58895588) ....
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BATH ESTATE MULTI-PURPOSE COURT NEARS COMPLETION (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 20 Sep 2021
). The construction of a multi-purpose court in Bath Estate is nearing an end ... Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Hon ... Employee on the project, Mr ... Mr ... Letang added ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 20 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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OUTPATIENTS’ CLINICS REOPEN AT DCFH (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 20 Sep 2021
The management of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital is taking steps to reopen the outpatients' clinic. The clinic was closed due to the recent spike in covid-19 cases around the island and according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) Dr....
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DCFH LAUNCHES ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ SERIES TO ENCOURAGE VACCINATION AMONG STAFF (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 17 Sep 2021
The Dominica China Friendship Hospital has launched a new initiative under the theme 'Lunch And Learn' to stimulate conversation about vaccines and vaccine hesitancy at the hospital with a view towards ramping up the rate of vaccination among all categories of staff, and in particular, nursing staff....
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126M DVRP ROAD PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 17 Sep 2021
). The Government of Dominica through the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) is rehabilitating 43.3 km of road from Bois Diable to Hatton Garden ... Hon ... Frederick explained ... Frederick added ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 17 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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GOV’T OF DOMINICA CONTINUES VACCINATION DRIVE TO ACHIEVE HERD IMMUNITY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 16 Sep 2021
The Government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, is encouraging the public to get vaccinated ... As a result the covid-19 vaccination programme continues to make vaccines available to everyone residing in Dominica free of charge,' Dr....
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