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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Man From Dominica Arrested For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine - VI Consortium (press release)

VI Consortium (press release)

Man From Dominica Arrested For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine
VI Consortium (press release)
ST. THOMAS — Kenneth James, 51, of Dominica, made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon after being charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, Acting United ...



Dominica's gov't establishes $15M, 3% loan facility for manufacturing sector - St. Lucia News Online (press release)

St. Lucia News Online (press release)

Dominica's gov't establishes $15M, 3% loan facility for manufacturing sector
St. Lucia News Online (press release)
(PRESS RELEASE) – Dominica's Government has announced that it has agreed to establish an EC$15 million special loan facility to meet the needs of the manufacturing sector. The announcement was made by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, the ...



Dominica: Where champagne and warm mud mix - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Dominica: Where champagne and warm mud mix
USA TODAY
Mom always said, “If you don't end up dirty and sleepy, you're not having enough fun.” Mom would've loved Dominica. After a few days of snorkeling in “champagne bubbles,” soaking in tea-colored hot springs and hiking through a rain forest with sucking ...
US fashion mag lists reasons to visit 'unique' DominicaWIC News

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Dominica chooses Motts for road refurb - The Construction Index

The Construction Index

Dominica chooses Motts for road refurb
The Construction Index
A grant from the UK's Department for International Development has been provided to Dominica through the Caribbean Development Bank. The Ministry of Public Works & Ports project will see the construction of nine new bridges, the rehabilitation of the ...
Dominica: UK-based company chosen for Loubiere-Bagatelle road designWIC News

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Cloud physics could be the key to understanding climate change - Quartz

Quartz

Cloud physics could be the key to understanding climate change
Quartz
“We want to predict the future, but we are currently struggling to predict these clouds,” says Campbell Watson, an atmospheric scientist who used to study fluffy cumulus formations above the tiny tropical island of Dominica. Moreso than other greenery ...



PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister offers condolences to Dominica following deadly accident - St. Lucia News Online (press release)

St. Lucia News Online (press release)

PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister offers condolences to Dominica following deadly accident
St. Lucia News Online (press release)
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Dominica at this time. Dominica is our sister isle and we in Saint Lucia have gone through something very similar and we know how difficult this can be for a small country,” noted Prime Minister Chastanet.

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Dominica seeking World Bank funds for geothermal energy project - Nation News

Nation News

Dominica seeking World Bank funds for geothermal energy project
Nation News
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the government has established the Dominica Geothermal Development Company (DGDC) to move ahead with the construction of the plant, a project which is expected to reduce Dominica's dependence on crude oil.
Dominica secures funding for finalisation of geothermal power projectThinkGeoEnergy

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Vehicular Accident In Dominica Leaves Five Young Men Dead; Prime Minister Issues Statement - VI Consortium (press release)

VI Consortium (press release)

Vehicular Accident In Dominica Leaves Five Young Men Dead; Prime Minister Issues Statement
VI Consortium (press release)
DOMINICA — The lives of five young men were cut short early Sunday morning during the 7:00 a.m. hour, following a tragic accident in Ambas, Vielle Case, Dominica, one of three Villages in the St. Andrews Parish, whose parliamentary representative is ...
Tributes paid to Vieille Case accident victimsWIC News

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Dominica mourns young men's deaths after car plunges off cliff - The Daily Herald (press release)

Dominica mourns young men's deaths after car plunges off cliff
The Daily Herald (press release)
A shaken Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit who represents the constituency located in northern Dominica described the incident as tragic, saying that the lives of five promising young men had been lost. “Just last evening I spent a considerable amount ...



Police name victims of Dominica cliff tragedy - WIC News

WIC News

Police name victims of Dominica cliff tragedy
WIC News
The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force has released the name of the five men who died in the horrific cliff accident Vieille Case on Sunday. The group, all from Penville, were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in swerved off the road and ...
REGIONAL: Dominica police release names of victims in fatal accidentSt. Lucia News Online
Dominica Mourns As Young Men Die When Car Plunges off CliffCaribbean360.com (subscription)

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