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.

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FBI tests find no evidence of wrongdoing in mysterious Dominica deaths

The Gleaner 19 Oct 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toxicology tests conducted by the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) following the mysterious deaths of several American citizens in the Dominican Republic have not contradicted the findings of... ....
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Range Developments Opens Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica

PR Newswire 16 Oct 2019
PORTSMOUTH, Dominica, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Range Developments has opened the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski in Dominica to widespread acclaim ... View over the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica (PRNewsfoto/Range Developments) ... Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica....
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Met Office issues rare amber weather warning for tonight as UK braces for thunderstorms

Manchester Evening News 14 Oct 2019
Thunderstorms moving in from France are expected to bring torrential downpours, lightning, hail and gusty winds ... ....
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Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica invites travellers to uncover the hidden jewel of the ...

The Record 09 Oct 2019
Making its debut on the 14th of October 2019, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will expand the island's accessibility with air transfers from nearby Antigua and Guadeloupe currently ... PORTSMOUTH, Dominica, Oct ... www.kempinski.com/Dominica/Cabrits‎. About Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica....
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Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica invites travellers to uncover the hidden jewel of the Caribbean by introducing new inter-island air service

PR Newswire 09 Oct 2019
Making its debut on the 14th of October 2019, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will expand the island's accessibility with air transfers from nearby Antigua and Guadeloupe currently ... PORTSMOUTH, Dominica, Oct ... Travel to Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica in style aboard a 10-seat Beechcraft King Air 200....
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Well Testing on New CBI-funded Geothermal Plant in Dominica Officially Starts

PR Newswire 08 Oct 2019
8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks another milestone in Dominica's journey towards a majority reliance on renewable energy and a carbon negative future. The Ministry of Trade, Energy and Employment and the Dominica Geothermal Development Company announced that well testing on the site of the new geothermal plant will commence on October 8th....
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"People With Exceptional Longevity" - Dominica Invests Heavily in Healthcare Using Funds from Its Reputable ...

The Daily Times 04 Oct 2019
LONDON, Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica is investing significantly into healthcare using funds from its reputable Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. This week, the island celebrated the 'International Day of Older Persons' as government representatives discussed ... ....
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"People With Exceptional Longevity" - Dominica Invests Heavily in Healthcare Using Funds from Its Reputable Citizenship by Investment Programme

PR Newswire 04 Oct 2019
4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica is investing significantly into healthcare using funds from its reputable Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme ... The Nature Isle of the Caribbean, as Dominica is known as, is also where an unusual number of the population is over 100 years of age....
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New Citizenship by Investment Hotel is Coming to Dominica

MENA FN 26 Sep 2019
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) LONDON, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors seeking second citizenship from the Commonwealth of Dominica will soon have another option available under t... ....
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PR Newswire 26 Sep 2019
26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors seeking second citizenship from the Commonwealth of Dominica will soon have another option available under the island's world-leading Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme ... The anticipated hotel will operate under Dominica's CBI Programme, according to PM Skerrit....
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Two Years After Maria, Ecotourism Is Expanding in Dominica, Supported by Citizenship by Investment

PR Newswire 23 Sep 2019
Last Thursday, the Commonwealth of Dominica marked two years since category 5 hurricane Maria wreaked havoc across the island, yet it healed remarkably fast, with visitor arrivals higher than pre-Maria levels ... To meet this higher demand and support ancillary services, Dominica also plans to create a Hospitality Institute....
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Secret Bay, Dominica's Renowned Five-Star Resort, Awarded Green Globe Certification For Its Sustainability Practices

Canada Newswire 17 Sep 2019
The Award-Winning, Five-Star Private Villa Resort is the Only Green Globe Certified Property in Dominica ... The only operating hotel on Dominica to hold the accolade, Secret Bay was recognised for its innovative guest experience that is designed to seamlessly bring the island's sustainability efforts to life....
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Dominica Reinvests Citizenship by Investment Revenue Into Education

PR Newswire 13 Sep 2019
13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from the leading multinational firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently visited the Caribbean island of Dominica to assess how its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has contributed to the country's national development ... choose Dominica....

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