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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Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica, but to remain in hospital, says lawyer

India TV 18 Jun 2021
A magistrate court in Dominica on Thursday sent businessman Mehul Choksi to a state prison, his lawyer in India said, but added ......
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Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica, but to remain in hospital: Choksi's lawyer

The Economic Times 18 Jun 2021
"Yes, (Choksi's) police custody has been changed to prison custody but he shall remain in hospital as his medical condition has deteriorated," lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said ... ....
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Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica, but to remain in hospital

Indiatoday 18 Jun 2021
Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica, but to remain in hospital ... ....
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Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

Indiatoday 18 Jun 2021
Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica ... ....
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Mehul Choksi Remanded to Dominica State Prison by Court

News18 18 Jun 2021
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'Small Countries are Left Fending for Ourselves,' Says Dominica's Environment Minister Following G7 Summit

PR Newswire 18 Jun 2021
When category 5 Hurricane Maria struck Dominica, an island of only 72,000, in September 2017, more than 90 percent of the island's structures were destroyed ... Instead, we in Dominica are on our way to climate resilience because we have no other choice, we are left fending for ourselves....
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Mehul Choksi remanded to State prison in Dominica, but to remain in hospital: His lawyer

Business Line 18 Jun 2021
A magistrate court in Dominica on Thursday moved businessman Mehul Choksi from police custody to a State prison, his lawyer in India said, but added that he would continue to remain in hospital as his medical condition “deteriorated” ... Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court....
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Mehul Choksi sent back to Dominica State Prison by court

International Business Times 18 Jun 2021
A Dominican court has ordered Indian fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to be remanded at the Dominica State Prison despite a decline in his health, the local media reported. According to Dominica News Online, a news outlet in ... Dominica High Court denies bail to Mehul Choksi, cites....
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Mehul Choksi extradition: India engaged with Dominica to expedite process

Live Mint 18 Jun 2021
The Indian authorities are making all efforts to ensure early deportation of fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi from Dominica, said the ministry of external affairs on Thursday ... CBI's affidavit in Dominica HC ... On the complaint made by the Indian government, a "red notice" has been issued against Choksi by Interpol, CBI told the Dominica Court....
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CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE MAHAUT PRIMARY SCHOOL IS ONGOING (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 18 Jun 2021
The Government of Dominica has always highlighted the importance of education, an importance that has been shown through the efforts and various initiatives implemented to further develop the education sector ... of education for the better,' stated Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon....
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Actively engaged with Dominica for Mehul Choksi`s early deportation: Centre

Zeenews 17 Jun 2021
The Indian government is actively engaged with Dominica to seek early deportation of fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi and his handover to India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday ... ....
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