Dominica

Country Dominica
Capital Roseau
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency East Caribbean dollar(XCD)
Languages English, Antillean Creole & French

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Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.

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Dominica - CIA World Fact Book
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Hurricane Maria Emergency Response in Dominica: Rapid MHPSS Assessment – October 2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Hurricane Maria Emergency Response in Dominica: Rapid MHPSS Assessment – October 2017
ReliefWeb
The Commonwealth of Dominica is a sovereign island country in the Caribbean. It has an area of 750km2 and a population of 71,293.1 Dominica is classed as a lower middle-income country and is the poorest of the south-eastern Caribbean islands, with an ...



Praise Academy of Dance donating Christmas gifts to children in Dominica - Barbados Today

Barbados Today

Praise Academy of Dance donating Christmas gifts to children in Dominica
Barbados Today
Praise Academy of Dance Barbados will bring smiles to the faces of children in Dominica this Christmas. Following the passage of Hurricane Maria in September, the academy launched a collection drive with the children who were impacted by the storm in ...



Dominica lifts curfew on capital -- NationNews Barbados -- Local ... - Nation News

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Dominica lifts curfew on capital -- NationNews Barbados -- Local ...
Nation News
ROSEAU - Dominica has lifted a curfew in the capital that had been imposed since Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island on September 18 killing at least 28 people and leaving damage estimated at millions of dollars. A brief statement from ...

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Dominica: Families Benefit From Emergency Cash Aid Program - teleSUR English

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Dominica: Families Benefit From Emergency Cash Aid Program
teleSUR English
“Those grants will go primarily to families who are under the Public Assistance Program. All of the administrative work has been completed and I want to thank Unicef and the Ministry of Social services ... for their efforts in advancing this particular ...



62nd APS lifts cargo, spirits on island of Dominica - DVIDS (press release)

DVIDS (press release)

62nd APS lifts cargo, spirits on island of Dominica
DVIDS (press release)
During what will likely be remembered as one of the fiercest hurricane seasons in a century, the Caribbean island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in mid-September as a Category 5 hurricane. In response, the 62nd ...

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DART Returns from Dominica - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

DART Returns from Dominica
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), which was deployed to Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, has returned to the island, having assisted with rebuilding operations in that country. This was disclosed by ...

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Americas Relief Team hands over generators to Dominica Red Cross - South Florida Caribbean News

South Florida Caribbean News

Americas Relief Team hands over generators to Dominica Red Cross
South Florida Caribbean News
Roseau, Dominica – The Americas Relief Team (ART) handed over to the Dominica Red Cross a donation of nine power generating units which will be deployed to various parts of the island for use by government and non-government agencies on Thursday ...



Dollars For Dominica - Trinidad News

Trinidad News

Dollars For Dominica
Trinidad News
Project co-ordinator Thora Best said the project was mandated by former prime minister Patrick Manning to improve the lives of the children in the Laventille area under infrastructure, discipline, parenting and education. “We have our Dollars For ...



Dominica government rolls out new initiatives to rekindle economic recovery - Nation News

Nation News

Dominica government rolls out new initiatives to rekindle economic recovery
Nation News
ROSEAU – The government of hurricane battered Dominica Wednesday rolled out new initiatives aimed at encouraging citizens to invest in the country even as it acknowledged that it had not been able to attract significant revenue since the passage of the ...

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Dominica gov't lowers interest rates, offers grants to rekindle economic recovery - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

Dominica gov't lowers interest rates, offers grants to rekindle economic recovery
Jamaica Observer
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Government of hurricane-battered Dominica today rolled out new initiatives aimed at encouraging citizens to invest in the country, even as it acknowledged that it had not been able to attract significant revenue since the ...