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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PM SKERRIT SAYS CIVICS SHOULD FORM PART OF SCHOOL SYLLABUS (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Nov 2020
'I believe that we should place emphasis on the teaching of civics in the schools to get the succeeding generations to have a completely different mindset as to our own individual responsibilities as citizens of Dominica ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this ......
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GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO STIMULATE LOCAL ECONOMY DESPITE OF COVID-19 (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Nov 2020
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit says although Dominica is very much captive of a global situation beyond Government's control, Government is actively seeking innovative ways to keep the wheels of the economy turning to ensure that Dominicans are gainfully employed....
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GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO PRIORITIZE HEALTH CARE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Nov 2020
The Government of Dominica continues to prioritize the need to improve healthcare. The National Health Commission has placed its primary focus on the development of the governance structure of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital ... the way health care is delivered in Dominica....
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DEXIA HOSTS VIRTAL AGRO-PROCESSORS STRICTLY LOCAL EXPO (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 24 Nov 2020
The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) and the Dominica Association Of Industry And Commerce (DAIC) in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Partnership hosted their annual strictly local virtual exhibition on the 17th and 18th of November, 2020. The event was aimed at promoting Dominica's manufacturing sector....
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Dominica Tops National Geographic's 'Best of the World' 2021 Travel List

PR Newswire 23 Nov 2020
23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an attempt to urge travellers to 'dream now, go later', National Geographic curated a 'Best of the World' 2021 Travel List in which the Commonwealth of Dominica received much praise ... "The concept was pioneered in the Caribbean and settled in Dominica in 1993," she added....
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The Commonwealth of Dominica: 'A Nation with a Great Deal of Untapped Potential for Sustainable Investment'

PR Newswire 19 Nov 2020
19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica, for several years now, has gained attention from entrepreneurs and investors alike ... Luckily, Dominica's economy was able to get back on track thanks to funding acquired through its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme ... "Dominica, with its thriving tourism, is a gold mine for investors....
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GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO PRIORITIZE HEALTH CARE IN DOMINICA (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 17 Nov 2020
). As the Government of Dominica continues to modernize health care for all citizens more polyclinics are being constructed across the island ... 'We have Wesley very soon, towards the end of this year ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 17 November 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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GOVERNMENT MAKES WEARING OF FACE MASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES MANDATORY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 17 Nov 2020
) ... This initiative was taken to cease the spread of coronavirus in Dominica and to ensure the safety of all citizens ... Peter explained ... The hope is that people will comply ... Peter added ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 17 November 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl....
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GOVERNMENT DEVELOPS 8 PRONGED STRATEGY FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 17 Nov 2020
The Government of Dominica has developed an eight pronged strategy to manage and control the spread of the covid-19 virus. Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit says managing this virus has called for strong and determined leadership, a call the Government has answered....
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$2.6M WATER SYSTEM IN THE WORKS FOR MORNE PROSPER (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 16 Nov 2020
The community of Morne Prosper will benefit from a water storage tank funded by the basic needs trust funded, the Government of Dominica, and DOWASCO ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 16 November 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....
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Investing in Dominica is a total waste of money

Blitz 15 Nov 2020
Dominica, an island country in the Caribbean has grabbed news headlines in recent years because of hundreds of foreign nationals ever-increasing interest in buying citizenship in exchange for just one hundred thousand dollars ... This episode is about wasting money by buying Dominica’s citizenship ... No international airport in Dominica....
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DOMINICA MOURNS THE LOSS OF A CREOLE LEGEND (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 13 Nov 2020
Dominica mourns the loss of creole icon, Mr ... The late Felix Henderson will be remembered for his contribution to preserving Dominica's culture and creole language ... Dominica has lost a very dedicated and committed individual who provided leadership at the community level and who was a true cultural icon....

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