The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 ("Sunday" = "Domenica" in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.
Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.
Spurred by challenging market conditions, the study also found institutions are repositioning their fixed income portfolios to ensure they meet top objectives, including capital preservation, diversification, income generation, liquidity and risk management ...Dominica Ribeiro. Chief Marketing Officer, Breckinridge Capital Advisors.
I read an article in The Gleaner, under the heading 'Caricom Soap War, Round 2 — Jamaican manufacturers lose duty-free access to regional market', dated December 11, 2020 ... 7) Jamaican producers have said that products from Dominica do not allow them to compete competitively in the Caricom market.
Austin's real estate market is on fire ... “But, because Austin’s housing market is not slowing down, we will continue to see demand outpace the inventory available ... (That's more than the entire annual gross domestic product of Dominica, in Central America.) Monthly housing inventory, or how long a property sits on the market, fell to just one month.
Although featured in the 'Adventure' section of the article, National Geographic's staff commended Dominica on its fight against climate change ... "A significant factor in Dominica's recovery was the country's Citizenship by Investment Programme," says Micha Emmett, the CEO of CS Global Partners, a legal advisory and government marketing firm.
Around this time the International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised the Government of Dominica for its successful macroeconomic reforms but also pointed out remaining challenges, including the need for further reductions in public debt, increased financial sector regulation, and market diversification ... No international airport in Dominica.
Since Henley lost its position as the primary agent for marketing Dominica and Saint Kitts passports, another London-based citizenship firm called CS Global Partners has risen in its place ... firm that now markets the real estate investment program in Dominica and Saint Kitts.