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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Due Diligence is the Cornerstone of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme

PR Newswire 23 Oct 2020
23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme ensures only applicants of the highest moral standing obtain the nation's citizenship by conducting thorough due diligence checks ... According to the report, Dominica has attained ......
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Over 400 Acres Acquired for Dominica's First International Airport, Funded by Citizenship by Investment

PR Newswire 21 Oct 2020
21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During a weekly government programme, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit shared updates on the Commonwealth of Dominica's anticipated international airport ... Once completed, the international airport will be Dominica's first and will improve air access in the country....
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Dominica Had an "Exemplary Response to the Coronavirus Crisis", Says UK Development Director in the Caribbean

PR Newswire 19 Oct 2020
19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has done "a superb job" at containing the spread of Covid-19 on the island ... Mr Kossoff also noted that the British government stands by Dominica on its journey to become "the world's first climate-resilient nation"....
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No "Slowdown" or "Stoppage" on Construction of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Funded Tranquility Beach Resort by Hilton

PR Newswire 15 Oct 2020
15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tranquility Beach Resort in the Commonwealth of Dominica announced on its official site that construction continues to move smoothly ... Ian Edwards, a respected architectural designer and property developer from Dominica is leading the grand project....
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Safe in Nature: Dominica Launches New Health-Certified Tourism Experiences

PR Newswire 13 Oct 2020
13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Largely unaffected by COVID-19, the Commonwealth of Dominica hopes to persuade tourists to return to the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. To reassure guests and residents alike that it is safe to visit the island, on October 2nd, the Discover Dominica Authority launched the "Safe in Nature" campaign....
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DOMINICA GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LTD TO HOST MEETING

Public Technologies 12 Oct 2020
THE DOMINICA GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (DGDC Ltd.) INVITES THE RESIDENTS OF ... THE DOMINICA GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED ENCOURAGES YOUR PARTICIPATION....
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PRESIDENT OF DOMINICA CALLS ON CITIZENS TO TAKE CARE OF ELDERLY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Public Technologies 12 Oct 2020
President of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin has called on citizens to take care of the elderly during the covid-19 pandemic ... Physical distancing is not social isolation ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 12 October 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl....
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History of Dominica

ZDNet 09 Oct 2020
The Arawaks were guided to Dominica, and other islands of the Caribbean, by the South Equatorial Current from the waters of the Orinoco... ....
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Dominica's Citizenship-by-Investment Funded Projects Continue Progress During Pandemic

PR Newswire 09 Oct 2020
9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On a recent government program, the Commonwealth of Dominica's Prime Minister reassured that progress on capital projects funded by Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has continued despite the global shutdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic....
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The Commonwealth of Dominica Highlights Climate Resilient Strategy Supported by Citizenship by Investment Programme

PR Newswire 07 Oct 2020
Francine Baron, the interim CEO of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD), gave a feature address on behalf of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, on the island's strategy for recovery and resilience ... One of the key supporters of this vision is Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme....
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MET OFFICE UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO BUILD RESILIENCE IN DOMINICA

Public Technologies 05 Oct 2020
The Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment, is constructing a met office in Jimmit and this is all aimed at building resilience in Dominica ... Another major project which will be undertaken through the DVRP is the installation of the seismic network in Dominica....
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