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 - Wikipedia
Dominica - CIA World Fact Book
Dominica - BBC
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Dominica police deny opposition party permission to march Thursday - Jamaica Observer

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Dominica police deny opposition party permission to march Thursday
Jamaica Observer
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica police have denied permission to the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) that had been planning to stage a march in the capital on Thursday as part of the efforts to remove the Roosevelt Skerrit ...
Dominica Will Have an International Airport – PM SkerritGIS Dominica

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A Concrete Jungle Native's Honeymoon to the Little-Touristed Island of Dominica - New York Magazine

New York Magazine

A Concrete Jungle Native's Honeymoon to the Little-Touristed Island of Dominica
New York Magazine
“We split our time between Rosalie Bay on the wild Atlantic coast and Secret Bay on the calmer Caribbean side,” Amorose says. After looking at these photos, Dominica may not be able to brag about its privacy and little-touristed shores much longer …



Canadian High Commissioner impressed with PROPEL's impact on Dominica - GIS Dominica

GIS Dominica

Canadian High Commissioner impressed with PROPEL's impact on Dominica
GIS Dominica
Canadian High Commissioner to Dominica, Marie Legault, is impressed with the work that PROPEL has been able to accomplish in Dominica. PROPEL is the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprise and Linkages, a project funded ...



Discovering unity in Dominica - The Breeze

The Breeze

Discovering unity in Dominica
The Breeze
Two bedrooms, no washing machine, 12 people and 10 days made for quite the experience, but one I will cherish forever. However, one detail that humbled me was just having a water supply. This spring break I traveled to Dominica, a country made up of ...



Dominica, St Lucia ban corned beef from Brazil - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner

Dominica, St Lucia ban corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Gleaner
Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil. Dominica's Director of Trade, Matthan J. Walter, in a release yesterday said that a joint decision was ...
Corned Beef from Brazil BannedGIS Dominica

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IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to Dominica - International Monetary Fund

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to Dominica
International Monetary Fund
An International Monetary Fund staff team, led by Mr. Alejandro Guerson, visited Dominica from March 7-20 to conduct the 2017 Article IV consultation. The team met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, senior government officials, labor unions, and ...

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Two Years Later, Tropical Storm Erika Is Still Holding Back Dominica's Economy - Caribbean360.com (subscription)

Caribbean360.com (subscription)

Two Years Later, Tropical Storm Erika Is Still Holding Back Dominica's Economy
Caribbean360.com (subscription)
ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday March 23, 2017 – The devastating impact of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015 has held back the Dominican economy from expanding, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reported. At the end of a two-week visit to the island, ...

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Mercury provides comms support to Dominica - PRWeek

PRWeek

Mercury provides comms support to Dominica
PRWeek
WASHINGTON: The Caribbean island nation of Dominica has brought on Mercury for communications support. Mercury began working with Dominica February 5, according to documents filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The initial contract will ...

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Dominica: Airport closes due to heavy rains - St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)

Dominica: Airport closes due to heavy rains
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release)
Press Release:-Roseau, Dominica (March 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. AST (GMT-4)) — The Ministry of Public Works and Ports of the Government of Dominica wishes to inform the general public that the Douglas Charles Airport has been closed temporarily due to ...
Airport reopens in DominicaNation News

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Dominica creates insurance programme to assist young pregnant mothers, children - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

Dominica creates insurance programme to assist young pregnant mothers, children
Jamaica Observer
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — A pilot Health National Insurance Programme has been created by the Dominica Social Security (DSS) to give financial assistance to young pregnant mothers and young children. In the initial stage, funds for the initiative will ...

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