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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DOMINICA’S COVID-19 COUNTRY RISK CLASSIFICATION REVISED (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Jan 2021
Dominica's covid-19 country risk classification has been revised in keeping with constant analysis of the spread of the pandemic in neighbouring countries ... Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos Islands to Dominica must submit the online health screening form, https.//domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm/....
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DCHS SCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRESSES SMOOTHLY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Jan 2021
The Government of Dominica has secured a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank towards the cost of the implementation of the ninth Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme (BNTF-9) ... One of the projects being implemented under the project is the Dominica Community High School extension ... Principal of the Dominica Community High School, Mrs....
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REHABILITATION WORK ON THE VIP AREA AT THE DOUGLAS CHARLES AIRPORT IS ONGOING (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 22 Jan 2021
'We have made tremendous investments in the hotel sector in Dominica, and you would have seen that we now have 5-star resorts on island like the Kempinski, Jungle Bay and Secret Bay ... Minister Charles believes that if Dominica's tourism product is improved, the Ministry will accomplish its goal to welcome two hundred thousand visitors annually....
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OVER 600K FOR THE REHABILITATION OF STOWE FISH LANDING SITE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2021
) ... Member of Parliament for the Petite Savanne Constituency, Hon. Dr ... Dr ... This is one of Dominica's best kept secrets as it relates to diving just of the coast of the community,' Dr. Darroux added ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 21 January 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl....
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PM SKERRIT LEADS DELEGATION TO JO BURTON SITE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2021
The Government of Dominica continues to makes strides to the fulfillment of a promise made to citizens of Dominica to build an international airport ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 21 January 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO INVEST IN DEVELOPMENT OF PETITE SAVANNE CONSTITUENCY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2021
Since then the Government of Dominica has made significant investments in various sectors to help rebuild the constituency ... The Government of Dominica has spent in excess of two million dollars on this project ... Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit says this is a ......
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NEW COLIHAUT HEALTH CENTER NEARING COMPLETION (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2021
). The Colihaut constituency will soon benefit from a new health center which is quickly nearing completion ... 'It started in September and it has been going at a fast rate ... Hon ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 21 January 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl....
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NEW DAPD FACILITY PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Jan 2021
Construction of a new facility for the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities is progressing steadily ... Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Natalie Murphy noted that the newly constructed building will serve as a module of what a disability friendly building should reflect....
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PM Modi gets SOS message for Covid vaccines from Dominica

Hindustan Times 20 Jan 2021
With India flying the much-needed Covid 19 vaccine to Bhutan and Maldives today, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica has written to PM Narendra Modi to seek Covid vaccines to shield his citizens from the coronavirus disease....
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Dominica's Success with Battling COVID-19 an Incentive for Second Citizenship Seekers

PR Newswire 20 Jan 2021
20, 2021 /PRNewswire/-- According to the Commonwealth of Dominica's National Epidemiologist Dr Shlauddin Ahmed, Dominica has one of the lowest COVID-19 positivity rates in the Caribbean ... Roosevelt Skerrit said that Dominica was a safe destination for those looking for safety amidst the crisis....
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THIRD PHASE OF THE DOMINICA CHINA FRIENDSHIP HOSPITAL OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 14 Jan 2021
Phase three of the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital was officially handed over by representatives of the People's Republic of China on January 11, 2021. This as the Government of Dominica remains committed to improving health care services for all....
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