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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NEW MRI MACHINE FOR DCFH (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 25 Oct 2021
With an eye to building a modern and resilient public health system, the Government of Dominica has commissioned a new MRI machine at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital ... This money will now be spent in Dominica ... Our endeavors to improve health care in Dominica will continue and no effort will be speared in doing so....
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11.5 MILLION FOR LAYOU ROAD PROJECT (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 25 Oct 2021
Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 25 October 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS ONGOING IN CASTLE BRUCE CONSTITUENCY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Oct 2021
A sixteen-million-dollar Regional Emergency Shelter is being built in then Castle Bruce constituency as the Government of Dominica continues towards its goal of becoming the world's first climate resilient nation ... Inid Hector expressed her gratitude to the Government of Dominica and anyone involved in the construction of her new home....
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NEAR NINE MILLION DOLLARS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF HILLSBOROUGH BRIDGE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 21 Oct 2021
The Government of Dominica continues to invest heavily in resilient infrastructural development across the island as the country continues on its path to become the first climate resilient nation in the world ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 21 ......
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Dominica Showcases its Culture, Nature and Sustainability, Invites Global Citizens at Dubai Expo

PR Newswire 20 Oct 2021
According to the Dominican Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, the Dominica pavilion showcases "Dominica's dynamic rich culture and heritage," including tourism attractions, products from small businesses and creole and indigenous dance ... Ian Douglas, Dominica's Minister ......
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Dominica promotes its nature, sustainability, investment opportunities and similarities with the UAE at Expo 2020

MENA FN 18 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 17th October, 2021 (WAM) -- The tiny island of Dominica in the Caribbean is promoting itself as a virgin paradise, and as a country open to investments ... ....
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Expo 2020 is a game-changer for Commonwealth of Dominica, says foreign minister

MENA FN 18 Oct 2021
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Commonwealth of Dominica wants to be an ambassador of global peace and unity — values that the island shares with the UAE. Kenneth Darroux, the island's minister ... ....
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Dominica's Secret Bay Ranks in Condé Nast's Top 40 Caribbean Resorts List, Offering Investors Holiday Homes and Route to Second Citizenship

PR Newswire 14 Oct 2021
14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica is continuously proving itself to be a leading nation regarding its tourism product. Condé Nast reaffirmed this in its Travellers Readers' Choice Awards which included Dominica's Secret Bay as part of its top 40 list of resorts in the Caribbean....
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Climate protection: Green light for agreements with Georgia and Dominica (Swiss Federal Council)

Public Technologies 13 Oct 2021
Bern, 13.10.2021 - At its meeting of 13 October, the Federal Council approved bilateral climate protection agreements with Georgia and Dominica ... At its meeting of 13 October, the Federal Council approved two further such agreements, this time with Georgia and Dominica ... In Dominica, the focus is on the electrification of transport on the island....
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Climate protection: Green light for agreements with Georgia and Dominica (DETEC - Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications of the Swiss Confederation)

Public Technologies 13 Oct 2021
Bern, 13.10.2021 - At its meeting of 13 October, the Federal Council approved bilateral climate protection agreements with Georgia and Dominica ... At its meeting of 13 October, the Federal Council approved two further such agreements, this time with Georgia and Dominica ... In Dominica, the focus is on the electrification of transport on the island....
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Agreement signed to open Rawal varsity in Dominica

Dawn 11 Oct 2021
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Dr Roosevelt Skerrit and his delegation during their two-day visit to Pakistan signed an agreement with Rawal Institute of Health Sciences (RIHS) to open Rawal International University Dominica in the Caribbean Island ... of Dominica....
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Arrested this week, Unitech promoter’s wife got offshore trust, Dominica passport

Indian Express 10 Oct 2021
In April 2016, Preeti got her passport from the Commonwealth of Dominica, which does not have an extradition treaty with India ... In a self-certification in April 2017, Preeti declared herself to be a tax resident of UAE and Dominica....
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TELECOMS MINISTER CALLS FOR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AS STUDENTS ATTEND SCHOOL VIRTUALLY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 08 Oct 2021
The Government of Dominica has taken the decision to postpone the reopening of face to face learning to safeguard its students from the Covid-19 virus ... Minister George says over half a million dollars is being spent to subsidize the cost of providing internet access across Dominica....

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