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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   (1488 words)

 Dominica - Search View - MSN Encarta
Dominica is known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean and is a fine example of what volcanic islands in the east Caribbean looked like before the arrival of Europeans and plantation agriculture.
Education is free and compulsory in Dominica from the ages of 5 to 15.
Dominica is governed by a president, prime minister, and cabinet, who are responsible to the country’s legislature, the House of Assembly.
encarta.msn.com /text_761572074__1/Dominica.html   (2026 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 also a member of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Economy - overview: The economy depends on agriculture and is highly vulnerable to climatic conditions, notably tropical storms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Dominica   (672 words)

 Dominica - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In 1748 the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle reserved Dominica for the sole benefit of the Caribs, but French traders, with Caribs as their allies, began to establish small trading stations and plantations using African slaves on the leeward coast.
Under British rule, Dominica became part of the Leeward Islands dependency in 1833 and was attached to the Windward Islands group in 1940.
His stated aims were to diversify the country’s economy further and to gain an associate membership in the EU for Dominica.
encarta.msn.com /text_761572074___4/Dominica.html   (669 words)

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a parliamentary democracy within The Commonwealth of Nations.
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.
Commonly referred to as The Nature Island", Dominica is largely covered by lush rainforest, and is home to the world's largest boiling lake[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/do/Dominica.html   (139 words)

 Dominica Crime | dominica-guide.info
Thankfully, Dominica does not suffer from an overwhelming crime rate, and most tourists on the island should remain safe by taking minor precautions during their vacation.
Dominica is considered to be a minor producer of cannabis, and this and other illegal drugs are grown and sold on the island.
Although Dominica does struggle with the problems of petty theft, burglary, and drugs, travelers will stay safe on the island by taking the same precautions they would take when traveling to any foreign country.
dominica-guide.info /travel.basics/crime   (439 words)

 Dominica - Economy
According to the 1981 census, Dominica had an economically active population of 25,000; 18.5 percent of this population was unemployed.
In Dominica's case, the constraints have led to the use of wage policy as an alternate tool of macroeconomic policy, a situation that can be domestically unpopular and can limit the ability of the government to direct economic growth.
Throughout 1986 Dominica was able to mitigate the effect of a fixed exchange rate because of the strength of the pound sterling, the currency in which most foreign exchange earnings were earned.
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 Dominica Economy
Dominica's economy grew by 3.5% in 2004 after a decade of poor performance.
Dominica is mostly volcanic and has few beaches; therefore, tourism has developed more slowly than on neighboring islands.
Dominica's currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$), a regional currency shared among members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).
www.traveldocs.com /dm/economy.htm   (391 words)

 CBEA - Caribbean Banana Exporters Association
Dominica, an island in the far north of the Windward Islands, has been an independent State since 1978.
Dominica is a volcanic, mountainous country, with negligible natural resources.
It has a predominantly agricultural economy vitally dependent on bananas, but is developing its infrastructure to support future industrial growth and eco-tourism.
www.cbea.org /main.asp?page=dominica   (393 words)

 Whale Songs Lesson Plan #1
As a general rule, Dominica's rainfall rises and temperature falls with increasing elevation, and temperatures are usually cooler in the interior than on the coast (Annual average temperature map).
Dominica is volcanic in origin, first emerging from the ocean floor 25 million years ago as a result of tectonic action between two crustal plates, the Caribbean and Atlantic Plates.
Dominica's major plant communities are various forest types which form concentric bands around the mountain slopes due to the changing amount of wind and rain.
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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 was officially neutral for the next century, but the attraction of its resources remained; rival expeditions of British and French foresters were harvesting timber by the start of the 18th century.
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.
www.infoplease.com /country/profiles/dominica.html   (1872 words)

 Dominica -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, August 13, 2002
The document, which is the property of Dominica, is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member as a service to users of the IMF website.
Dominica, along with other member countries of the ECCB, is committed to carrying out a financial sector assessment program under the auspices of the IMF, to commence in the latter half of 2003.
Dominica's performance under the Stand-By Arrangement supported program, described in the letter of the Government of Dominica dated August 13, 2002, will be assessed by the IMF on the basis of the observance of quarterly quantitative performance criteria as well as on compliance with structural performance criteria and benchmarks.
www.imf.org /External/NP/LOI/2002/dma/01   (3413 words)

 Dominica Human Rights Practices, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Title: Dominica Human Rights Practices, 1995 Author: U.S. Department of State Date: March 1996 DOMINICA Dominica is a parliamentary democracy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Dominica's main radio station is state owned and generally allows citizens to express their views.
One seat was declared vacant by the courts after the eligibility of a candidate was challenged on the grounds that he was a public employee at the time of this election.
www.usemb.se /human/human95/dominica.htm   (1711 words)

 DOMINICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dominica is a country of 750 square kilometres, with a population of 74,700 (1996) and a workforce of approximately 40,000.
Dominica also offers to international investors a series of financial services including off-shore banking, corporate domicile, ship registration and economic citizenship within a legislative framework which is supportive of confidentiality and privacy.
Dominica also ranks among the top five best dive spots in the Caribbean with drop offs, healthy marine life, caves and wrecks all in their pristine state.
www.oas.org /TOURISM/incentives/dominica.html   (3161 words)

 Dominica introduces Value Added Tax to boost revenues - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Dominica's economy grew by 3.5 per cent in 2004 after a decade of poor performance.
The economy is made up of the services sector (63%), agriculture (21%) and industry and commerce (16%) About 40 per cent of the labour force can be found in the agricultural sector, 32 per cent in industry and 28 per cent in services.
Dominica had around 450,000 visitors in 2004, over 350,000 of whom were cruise ship passengers.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/Business/html/20060309T200000-0500_100278_OBS_DOMINICA_INTRODUCES_VALUE_ADDED_TAX_TO_BOOST_REVENUES.asp   (383 words)

Dominica's 80.000 inhabitants are predominantly mulatto and fl.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the island's economy and its main exports are derived from this industry.
Dominica is captured by the British in the course of the Seven-Years-War (1756-63).
www.plangut.at /uk/dominica.html   (2190 words)

 travel Dominica: Dominican photos, Dominica Geography, History, Economy - The Dominican
Rediscovered on November 3, 1493 by Christopher Columbus, Dominica was the last of the Caribbean countries to be colonized due in large part to the resistance of the Carib (Kalinago) Indians.
Dominica lies in the center of the Caribbean chain of islands, between the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Dominica's economy is substantially based on agriculture, although in recent years great strides have been made on diversification into tourism and offshore services.
www.thedominican.net /about/dominica.htm   (1166 words)

 Dominica Economy | dominica-guide.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bananas are a popular fruit for export in the Caribbean, and Dominica relied upon this cash crop for hundreds of years to support its economy.
Dominica's GDP has suffered in the wake of the WTO decision, but the island's attempts to diversify its economy have succeeded in many ways.
Dominica already features some light industry, particularly the export of soaps, and these small changes may go a long way.
dominica-guide.info /past.and.present/economy   (530 words)

 The Nassau Guardian Online Guide
ROSEAU, Dominica — The struggling economy of Dominica appears to be seeing improvement after nearly three years of decline, officials said Wednesday.
The island is forecast to have economic growth of about 1 per cent this year, the government said in a statement, citing an estimate from Alejandro Santos, mission chief of the International Monetary Fund in the Caribbean country.
"Dominica is coming out of the deep recession of the last few years." Santos was quoted as saying in the statement.
www.thenassauguardian.com /business/282016019797897.php   (196 words)

 Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Commonwealth of Dominica, popularly known as Dominica, is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea.
Dominica is a lush island of mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal and bird species.
The first settelers on the island arrived on Dominica about 400 BC, when the Arawaks, a group of peaceful hunter-gatherers, established villages after island-hopping across the Caribbean.
www.99travel.com /dominica.shtml   (548 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 donation into the economy of Dominica has to be deposited into the Government Approved Project Escrow account, which will only be released when the Citizenship is granted.
www.goccp.com /ENG/second-passport/2nd_passport/Second_Passport/Dominica_Citizenship_and_Second_Passport.htm   (2077 words)

 Dominica's Economy on the Verge of Collapse
Guzman revealed that Dominica’s economy had deteriorated to the point where much stronger measures had to be put in place urgently to remedy the situation.
The government of Dominica imposed a four percent levy on public and private sector workers as part of those measures but failed to take more drastic action such as reducing on the size of the public service as was suggested by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
It has widely been acknowledged that the public sector in Dominica is too large employing close to 40% of the labor force, and sucking up a whooping 53% of government’s revenues.
www.thedominican.net /articles/economyone.htm   (515 words)

 Current Affairs on Dominica
The people of Dominica are called upon to tighten their belts for harder times are ahead as the government must implement harder measure than were announced in the 2002-2003 National Budget.
He reminded journalist that the state of affairs of Dominica was in a very bad shape and that the economy had gotten itself into a downward spiral that was manifested in massive arrears, large and unsustainable foreign debt, and a tight liquidity situation that compromised the country’s capacity for growth.
Martin is also of the opinion that this announcement of a possible oil refinery on Dominica can impact negatively on arrivals, occupancy and businesses in the tourism industry whose income sometimes reach over a hundred million dollars a year for Dominica and is dependent upon the image of the island being preserve and sustain.
www.cakafete.com /dominicanews/olderstories.html   (2884 words)

 Dominica - Economy
The Dominican economy depends on agriculture, primarily bananas, and remains highly vulnerable to climatic conditions and international economic developments.
Development of the tourism industry remains difficult, however, because of the rugged coastline, lack of beaches, and the absence of an international airport.
The government began a comprehensive restructuring of the economy in 2003 - including elimination of price controls, privatization of the state banana company, and tax increases - to address Dominica's economic crisis and to meet IMF targets.
www.exxun.com /Dominica/e_ec.html   (490 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Dominica
For a time, Dominica was included on a list of countries deemed to be non-cooperative in the fight against money-laundering.
He inherited the challenge of boosting Dominica's sluggish economy, which relies heavily on tourism and banana exports.
Dominica's parliament, the House of Assembly, appoints the president - the ceremonial head of state.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1166435.stm   (524 words)

 1997 Human Rights Reports: Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dominica is a multiparty, parliamentary democracy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Dominica's primarily agrarian economy depends on earnings from banana exports.
The Constitution provides citizens with the right to change their government peacefully, and citizens exercise this right in practice through periodic, free, and fair elections held on the basis of universal suffrage.
www.usemb.se /human/human97/dominica.html   (2086 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Ansel was discharged after the complainant said she would like to drop the charges as she does not wish to put her daughter through the ordeal of testifying in a court of law....
Dominica is the most beautiful and unspoilt of all the West Indian islands.
Almost all of the seventy thousand nationals of Dominica today are descendants of African slaves, brought in by colonial planters in the 18th century.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/dominica   (1534 words)

 Dominica's economy struggling - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- The Dominican economy struggled in the third quarter of 2001, with declines registered in all major sectors of the island's economy, a government report said.
Dominica's economic report, which gives data for the first nine months of 2001, confirmed a decline in the tourism sector -- and also in agriculture, manufacturing and construction.
From January to September 2001, Dominica's banana production -- which accounts for more than half of the key agriculture sector -- fell 16 per cent compared with the same period in 2000, the report said.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/Business/html/20020201T180000-0500_20653_OBS_DOMINICA_S_ECONOMY_STRUGGLING.asp   (384 words)

 Dominica - Gurupedia
The Commonwealth of Dominica is a borderless country in the Caribbean, a
Unlike other former British colonies in the region, Dominica was never a Commonwealth realm with the
British monarch as head of state, as it instead became a republic on independence.
www.gurupedia.com /d/do/dominica.htm   (241 words)

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