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.
... of Dominica with the Dominican Republic as Cuba is in the direction of the Dominican Republic and both of them i.e the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Dominican Republic are in opposite directions,” Priti said referring to Jarabik’s claim that she never went to Dominica.
... of Dominica with the Dominican Republic as Cuba is in the direction of the Dominican Republic and both of them i.e the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Dominican Republic are in opposite directions," Priti said referring Barbara's claim that she never went to Dominica.
We, representatives of the below states, are alarmed by the high and rapidly increasing levels of plastic pollution and the impacts this has on the environment as well as on livelihoods, health, economies, and well-being ... Endorsements – 76 States so far. Antigua and Barbuda ... Dominica. Dominican Republic ... Republic of Korea. Republic of Marshall Islands ... .
Singh, in a news report, said, the Republic of Dominica may allow Choksi to be deported to India rather than let the case be decided through a time-consuming extradition process. Singh said "It is possible for Dominica to deport Mehul Choksi to India as he has no legal rights in Dominica.