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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The Commonwealth of Dominica Makes Progress on Citizenship-by-Investment-Funded Marigot Hospital

PR Newswire 25 Sep 2020
25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction on the anticipated Marigot Hospital in the Commonwealth of Dominica is more than halfway through ... Dominica's CBI Programme has been a vital tool in funding crucial national development projects across the island from healthcare and education to tourism and climate change research....
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The Commonwealth of Dominica Provides Families with More Homes Funded by Citizenship by Investment Programme

PR Newswire 23 Sep 2020
23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- More families in the Commonwealth of Dominica will receive keys to their new homes as part of the nation's 'Housing Revolution' initiative ... The 'Housing Revolution' project is fully financed by Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme and aims ......
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GOVERNMENT OF DOMINICA LAUNCHES SOCIAL CASH TRANSFER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

Public Technologies 22 Sep 2020
The Government of Dominica has launched the social cash transfer assistance programme in conjunction with the World Food Program ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 22 September 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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DOMINICA IN A BETTER POSITION TO WITHSTAND A MAJOR HURRICANE SAYS CEO OF CREAD

Public Technologies 22 Sep 2020
Francine Baron believes that Dominica is in a much better position to withstand a major hurricane. CREAD leads and coordinates strategic initiatives across sectors in the commonwealth of Dominica with the goal of making the country the world's first climate resilient nation....
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DOMINICA WELCOMES CARIBBEAN AIRLINES TO SHORES

Public Technologies 21 Sep 2020
An official ceremony for the inaugural flight of Caribbean airlines to Dominica was held over the weekend ... The airlines will provide flights to Dominica on Saturdays and Sundays. Minister for Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Honourable Denise Charles says that Caribbean Airlines will assist in improving access to Dominica....
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New Flight to Dominica Is Now Available as Ecotourism on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean Thrives, Sponsored by Citizenship by Investment

PR Newswire 21 Sep 2020
21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Caribbean Airlines launched its first flight between the Commonwealth of Dominica and Barbados ... As one of the world's least affected countries by COVID-19, Dominica reopened its borders for tourists on August 7th, following strict travel protocols....
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Volcanic Caribbean island of Dominica shaken by explosion of steam and gas

The Star 19 Sep 2020
CASTRIES, St Lucia (Reuters) - An explosion of steam ......
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Three Years After Hurricane Maria: Citizenship by Investment Has Revolutionised Dominica

PR Newswire 17 Sep 2020
17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria striking the Commonwealth of Dominica ... On the newest broadcast episode of Anou Palay, the leader recalled the devastation caused by the category five hurricane in 2017 and projected the rebuilding of Dominica as resilient....
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Dominica's Citizenship-by-Investment-Funded Jungle Bay Resort & Spa Will Reopen Next Month

PR Newswire 15 Sep 2020
Located on the Commonwealth of Dominica, the eco-luxury project is part of the Nature Isle's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme which allows investors and their family to become Dominican citizens after making an economic contribution....
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GOV’T TO CONSTRUCT 600 HOMES UNDER THE DOMINICA HOUSING RECOVERY PROJECT

Public Technologies 15 Sep 2020
The Government of Dominica continues to make housing a priority for citizens. In 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated ninety percent of Dominica's housing stock leaving many persons vulnerable and homeless ... Nicholas Bruno is the Project Manager for the Dominica Housing Recovery Project....
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Dominica's Citizenship-by-Investment-Funded Secret Bay Resort is Expanding

PR Newswire 11 Sep 2020
11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica's Secret Bay resort has recently announced that it will be adding four new, two-story villas to its existing portfolio, bringing its number of villas to 10 ... "Dominica's CBI programme has enabled us to expand the shared ownership structure, and investment is used to expand Secret Bay....

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