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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Prince Harry arrives at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, 20 January 2020, welcomed by the Minister for Africa, Andrew Stephenson
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Prince Harry, Meghan continue to help Commonwealth nations even after exit

The News International 25 Feb 2021
It was further revealed that the first centers in the Caribbean Commonwealth nation of Dominica have also completed construction ... The first Center in Dominica is complete & will also serve as a school ......
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Dominica blacklisted

The Gleaner 24 Feb 2021
BRUSSELS (CMC). The European Union (EU) on Monday removed Barbados from the so-called blacklist of jurisdictions considered non-cooperative for tax purposes, but added Dominica because it said the island still does not fully meet international... ....
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St Vincent PM criticises EU blacklisting of Dominica amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Gleaner 24 Feb 2021
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb. 24, CMC – Outgoing CARICOM Chairman Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Wednesday called on regional leaders to speak out against the “awful” decision by the European Union (EU) to blacklist Dominica as a non-... ....
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EU adds Dominica to list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and removes Barbados

MENA FN 23 Feb 2021
(MENAFN - Caribbean News Global) BRUSSELS, BelgiumThe European Union on Monday adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jur... ....
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Taxation: Council adds Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and removes Barbados (European Union)

Public Technologies 23 Feb 2021
The Council today adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, deciding to add Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (Annex I of the conclusions) and to remove Barbados from that list ... Dominica has been included ......
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GEOTHERMAL PLANT FOR DOMINICA BY 2022 (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Feb 2021
Citizens of Dominica will soon reap the benefits of a new geothermal plant expected to be constructed in 2022 ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 22 February 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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Council of EU Adds Dominica to Bloc's Blacklist of Tax Havens, Delists Barbados

Urdu Point 22 Feb 2021
Dominica was added to the EU's blacklist, as the country received a "partially compliant" rating from the Global Forum for Transparency and Exchange of Information and has not yet settled the issue....
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Barbados off EU blacklist, Dominica now added

The Gleaner 22 Feb 2021
BRUSSELS, Feb. 22, CMCThe European Union (EU) on Monday removed Barbados from the so-called blacklist of jurisdictions considered non-cooperative for tax purposes, but added Dominica because it said the island still does not fully meet... ....
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NEW CEO APPOINTED FOR DCFH (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Feb 2021
). Dr. William Dexter James has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. Dr ... Dr ... Dr ... Attachments Original document Permalink. Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 22 February 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl. 56481583) ....
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COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT BEGINS (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Feb 2021
The Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has begun the implementation of the covid-19 vaccine rollout. On Tuesday, February 8th 2021, Dominica received 70,000 doses of the AstraZeneca from the Government of India in a bid to build immunity against the disease....
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Taxation: Council adds Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions and removes Barbados (European External Action Service)

Public Technologies 22 Feb 2021
The Council today adopted conclusions on the revised EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, deciding to add Dominica to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (Annex I of the conclusions) and to remove Barbados from that list ... Dominica has been included ......
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Expedite Decolonization Imperative, Secretary-General Urges, as Special Committee Accepts Dominica’s Offer to Host Caribbean Regional Seminar (UN - United Nations)

Public Technologies 18 Feb 2021
Several delegates then took the floor, with Dominica's representative thanking the Special Committee for accepting the offer by her country's Government to host the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar and inviting participants to spend a few extra days on 'the nature island of the Caribbean'....
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PM SKERRIT CALLS ON CITIZENS TO NOT LET DOWN GUARDS DURING FESTIVE SEASON (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 11 Feb 2021
Prime Minister Skerrit says people may get comfortable now that Dominica only has twelve active cases. The nation's leader explained that Dominica is still battling with the issue of illegal entry which makes the chances for increased covid-19 cases ... keep covid-19 out of Dominica....
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