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  Dominica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The isle of Dominica is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, and it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity.
Dominica's fortunes improved in 1980 when its 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.
Dominica is further benefited by the presence of an offshore medical school, Ross University, in the northern town of Portsmouth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dominica   (1447 words)

  
 Dominica - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Dominica
Red Rock Beach in Dominica, which is part of the Windward Islands and often referred to as the ‘Nature Island’ of the Caribbean.
Overcrowding has been a constant problem on the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean, but the number of shanties is being reduced, as successive housing schemes are implemented and concrete buildings constructed.
In 1991 representatives of Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada proposed federal integration of the Windward Islands and a draft constitution was produced but not implemented.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Dominica   (806 words)

  
 Economy of Dominica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dominica has made some progress, with the export of small quantities of citrus fruits and vegetables and the introduction of coffee, patchouli, aloe vera, cut flowers, and exotic fruits such as mangoes, guavas, and papayas.
Dominica is a member of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).
Dominica is also a member of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Dominica   (613 words)

  
 DOMINICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dominica's principal tourist attraction is the Morne Trois National Park in the interior that is popular for the many species of birds there as well as restaurants, recreational equipment rentals, natural hot and cold mineral spring spas, and ocean marinas.
Dominica has progressed from being a Crown Colony in 1898 to Responsible Government in 1956, Associated Statehood with Britain in 1967 and independence in 1978, when it was renamed the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Dominica's legislature, the House of Assembly, consists of 32 members, of whom 21 are elected for five-year terms, nine are appointed Senators, one is the Attorney General and one is the Speaker.
www.taxhavenco.com /osm/taxhavens/Dominica.html   (5605 words)

  
 Dominica Guide - Traveler Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although many travelers come to Dominica to escape the conventions and customs of daily life, there are still social practices and courtesies that should be observed when in a place that other people call home.
Although Dominica, with an emphasis on eco-tourism and natural preservation, is not the most visited destination in the Caribbean, many travelers still make their way to the island every year.
Dominica is the largest island in the Windward Island chain, and the island has a host of peaks, rivers, waterfalls, trails, and dive sites to explore.
dominica-guide.info /traveler.basics   (687 words)

  
 Dominica (08/05)
Dominica is the only island in the eastern Caribbean to retain some of its pre-Columbian population--the Carib Indians--about 3,000 of whom live on the island's east coast.
Dominica has a Westminster-style parliamentary government, and there are three political parties--the Dominica Labor Party (the majority party), the Dominica United Workers Party, and the Dominica Freedom Party.
Dominica is mostly volcanic and has few beaches; therefore, tourism has developed more slowly than on neighboring islands.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2295.htm   (2616 words)

  
 Dominica Guide - Weather
Shrouded in tropical rainforests and towering mountain ranges, Dominica is one of the most beautiful, natural islands in the Caribbean.
Dominica's seasons are determined by the rainy and dry periods, though the island experiences wet weather consistently throughout the year.
Generally, visiting Dominica during the summer months is safe, but travelers should keep an eye on weather reports because the island does experience storm activity.
dominica-guide.info /weather   (559 words)

  
 Dominica's culture, history & heritage: United States of America - a brief definition from Dr. Lennox Honychurch
Dominica has had a long association with the United States from even before the inception of that North American republic.
When the War of Independence broke out and France joined on the side of the US in 1778, Dominica was one of the first colonies to be captured as part of the French offensive against Britain.
During the US Civil War (1861 -1865), Southern Confederate ships broke the Northern Yankee blockade of Southern ports by trading at Portsmouth in Dominica, while the British in Roseau, (who tended to support the Confederacy because of their important cotton trade), turned a blind eye to what was going on.
www.news-dominica.com /heritage/heritage.cfm?Id=277   (536 words)

  
 EUROPA - Development - Countries - Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dominica is known as the "nature island" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system.
Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans.
Dominica is a member of CARIFORUM, CARICOM and the OECS, the latter having established a single monetary area and a common currency (the Eastern Caribbean Dollar) as well as a common central bank (the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank).
europa.eu.int /comm/development/body/country/country_home_en.cfm?cid=dm&lng=en&status=new   (1042 words)

  
 Dominica Scuba Diving. Great Scuba Diving in Dominica!! Dive Dominica
DOMINICA is also known as the Water Island due to the vast number of waterfalls scattered on the island.
DOMINICA is home of the Caribe Indians who gave the Caribbean its name; the site of a unique and fascination Boiling Lake, and the location of the most diverse and luxuriant virgin tropical rain forest in the Americas.
DOMINICA is be the perfect destination for the divers and travelers looking for an experience beyond the sun, fun and beach focus of the Caribbean.
www.scubavoyages.com /dominic.htm   (446 words)

  
 The history of Dominica
Dominica has been inhabited by human beings for a long time - there is evidence that the island was inhabited in at least 3100 BC.
Spanish attempts to colonise Dominica and surrounding islands with their Christian missionaries failed miserably - the Caribs either killed or held the missionaries hostage and the Spanish were not willing to pit their fighting skills against a skilled enemy and the rugged terrain of Dominica.
Dominica was hit hard by the decline in colonial agriculture in the 1800's -exacerbated by natural disasters and the end of the slavery era -other cash crops were undertaken, namely cocoa and and limes but a long, gradual decline and long overdue social upheaval meant tough times for Dominica.
www.skyviews.com /dominica/history.html   (1227 words)

  
 Dominica
Dominica is a multiparty, parliamentary democracy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Prime Minister was Pierre Charles of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), which prevailed in generally free and fair elections in January 2000, and which had a majority coalition in the Parliament.
Dominica was invited by the Community of Democracies' (CD) Convening Group to attend the November 2002 second CD Ministerial Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea, as a participant.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18328.htm   (3428 words)

  
 Dominica vacations — holidays in Dominica and the Caribbean
Lime juice from fruit grown on Dominica was given to British sailors to prevent scurvy.
Another vital aspect of Dominica is that it is now the home of 3,000 surviving descendants of the Caribs, the pre-Columbian people who gave the Caribbean its name.
Although the Carib language has perished, they have their own territory, where their baskets and wood-carvings are sold to visitors and some of their traditions are maintained, such as whaling.
www.doitcaribbean.com /dominica   (509 words)

  
 Dominica Yellow Pages Online Directory
Dominica is located north of Martinique and south of Guadeloupe.
Known as the "nature island" of the Caribbean, Dominica is home to the Botanical Gardens and the Wotton Waven Sulphur Springs, as well as 365 rivers and waterfalls.
Dominica also provides a wide variety of dining experiences including fast food, Creole delicacies and fine continental cuisine.
dominicayp.com   (313 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Agriculture is Dominica's mainstay and bananas in particular, but less than a quarter of the island is under cultivation due to the mountainous terrain.
Dominica's relations with the International Community are varied and often based on personalities, for example its relationship with Libya and Cuba.
Dominica represents a small market for British exports, but relies heavily on the UK to take about 50% of its total exports, including 90% of the banana crop.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1020173366434   (1961 words)

  
 2nd Second Passport Dominica Economic Citizenship Program - Second Passport and 2nd Citizenship in Dominica
CCP Inc. is a company registered in Dominica with one of the objectives of providing a link between international investors and Dominica.
Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean.
The amount of cash contribution that qualifies investor for the citizenship of Dominica for a family with no children, one child or two children under 18 years old is USD 150,000.
www.goccp.com /ENG/second-passport/2nd_passport/Second_Passport/Dominica_Citizenship_and_Second_Passport.htm   (2077 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Americas : Dominica
Grenada, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Saint Vincent and Grenadine and Saint Kitts and Nevis have police forces only, although some paramilitary training is provided for special units.
Dominica signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified on 26 March 1999.
Dominica is not believed to have ever produced, stockpiled, transferred or used AP mines.
www.hrw.org /americas/dominica.php   (158 words)

  
 http://www.cakafete.com Dominica Map
Dominica is an island for travellers and adventurers rather than for those who like their pleasures manicured and tamed.
Dominica is perhaps the most naturally beautiful and different of all the Caribbean destinations.
Dominica, God hath blest thee With a clime benign and bright, Pastures green and flowers of beauty Filling all with pure delight, And a people strong and healthy, Full of godly, rev'rent fear.
www.cakafete.com /dominica   (1583 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News: Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica: Dominica’s Attorney General, Ian Douglas, leads a delegation to Guadeloupe on Thursday on a mission to put in place the mechanisms that would give effect to the implementation of visa-free entry for Dominicans into the French Departments of the Americas.
The cruise sector in Dominica was given a major boost on Tuesday with the arrival of six cruise vessels at the island, unprecedented in the fifteen year history of the cruise sector in Dominica.
ROSEAU, Dominica: Dominica is world-renowned for being warm and welcoming, the only Green Globe certified country, its beautiful mountains and some of the best scuba diving and whale watching on the planet.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /dominica/dominica.htm   (1854 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Dominica
A mountainous, forest-clad island with a warm year-round tropical climate, national parks, rare indigenous birds and the second-largest boiling lake in the world, Dominica is potentially a great tourist attraction.
For a time, Dominica was included on a list of countries deemed to be non-cooperative in the fight against money-laundering.
A former education minister, Mr Skerrit was sworn in as Dominica's youngest prime minister two days after the sudden death of his predecessor, Pierre Charles, in January 2004.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1166435.stm   (519 words)

  
 Dominica / Terre de Haut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dominica.* Nature Island is what they call it and Nature Island is what they want to keep it.
Dominica is towering mountains, primordial rain forests, sparkling rivers and hot and cold waterfalls, a boiling lake and sulphur springs.
Our reading led us to Dominica, "nature island of the Caribbean." Since there isn't any direct access to Dominica from Chicago, we investigated what other island we might visit that is a gateway to Dominica, and settled on Guadeloupe.
www.4windstravel.com /shows/dom/dom.html   (566 words)

  
 Dominica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The island, of volcanic origin, is mountainous and forested, with fertile soil.
Tourism is a growing industry, but Dominica remains one of the poorest Caribbean nations.
English and French attempts at settlement were thwarted by the Caribs, who had taken it earlier from the Arawaks.
www.bartleby.com /65/do/Dominica.html   (338 words)

  
 Official Website of Dominica www.dominica.dm
At this time there are no nonstop direct flights to Dominica from the mainland US or Europe.
Dominica does not have a marina, but there are several calm anchorages along the Western coast of the island'
Arriving in Dominica by Air is the beginning of the adventure.
www.dominica.dm /travel.htm   (130 words)

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