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.

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5 RTGs delivered to user of Coxedo Terminal in Dominica

Public Technologies 04 Aug 2020
ZPMC delivered 5 RTGs to the user of DP World Coxedo Terminal in Dominica successfully recently. The local government closed the borders and imposed the curfew due to the impact of Covid-19, restricting the work period on the site and the access of some members of the delivery team ... Attachments Original document Permalink. Disclaimer ... Ltd ... (noodl....

Dominica Will Complete Construction of Citizenship-by-Investment-Funded Marigot Hospital in April 2021

PR Newswire 04 Aug 2020
4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 2020-2021 budget address presented on July 28, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, revealed the latest updates on a new health facility that will open on the island. The construction of Dominica's Marigot Hospital will be completed in April, 2021, occupying 55,800 square feet....

Forbes: Dominica Runs "One of the Most Prestigious Citizenship by Investment Programmes in The World" - "The Backbone of Its Green Growth Strategy" English English English

PR Newswire 04 Aug 2020
4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 31, Forbes wrote that the Commonwealth of Dominica relies on its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme to build a green economic strategy ... According to Forbes, Dominica has "one of the most prestigious" CBI programmes in the world....

Green Growth Has Made Dominica The Fastest Growing Economy In The Caribbean

Forbes 31 Jul 2020
Dominica’s commitment to climate resilience— through ......

Dominica jumps on ganja boat

Jamaica Observer 29 Jul 2020
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica Government said yesterday it would “forge ahead” with plans to decriminalise marijuana which it also views as a sector that could develop a revenue stream and provide for foreign exchange earnings....

Dominica Will Spend a Quarter of Its Revenue on Hurricane-Proof Housing, With 450 More Homes Built Using Citizenship by Investment Funds

PR Newswire 29 Jul 2020
Dominica was 2019's fastest growing economy in the Latin America and Caribbean region ... With a nearly one billion EC$ budget for 2020-2021, Dominica will invest EC$427.2 million in the public sector ... The greatest public expenditure Dominica will incur in the next 12 months is for Housing and Urban Development, estimated at EC$117.4 million....

Dominica's Citizenship-Approved Secret Bay Wins 2020's World's Best Resort in the Caribbean

PR Newswire 27 Jul 2020
LONDON, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the best Caribbean resort and the world's best Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, the Commonwealth of Dominica emerges as this year's hidden gem for both investors and holidaymakers ... Moreover, the magazine recognises Dominica as an emerging destination in the luxury hospitality market....

Dominica Shirley Konovich

Observer-Reporter 23 Jul 2020
DominicaMinnieShirley Konovich, 83, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 .......

Dominica Will Launch a $30-Million Financing Programme for Small Businesses

PR Newswire 22 Jul 2020
LONDON, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 28th, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, will deliver the annual budget address ... So we'll be launching a three-year, $30-million initiative for the small businesses in Dominica....

Dominica reopening to tourists in August

Fresno Bee 21 Jul 2020
Officials from the island nation of Dominica announced it would reopen its borders to foreign visitors beginning on Aug. 7. Dominica's minister for tourism, international transport and maritime initiatives, Denise ... ....

Dominica Konovich

Observer-Reporter 21 Jul 2020
DominicaMinnie” Konovich, 83, of Canonsburg, passed ......

Caribbean nations selling citizenship to Americans due to tourism decline

The Grio 21 Jul 2020
Multiple Caribbean nations have implemented plans to sell citizenship to Americans and other populations after COVID-19 causes tourism decline. People who have always held dreams of island homes may now have their chance ... READ MORE. Ghana’s Minister of Tourism to Black Americans. Come home to Africa ... Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St ... ....