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 (dŏm′ə-nē′kə, də-mĭn′ĭ-kə)
An island country of the eastern Caribbean between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Originally inhabited by Caribs, the island was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and became a British colony in the early 1800s, gaining its independence in 1978. Roseau is the capital.


(ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə; dəˈmɪnɪkə)
(Placename) a republic in the E Caribbean, comprising a volcanic island in the Windward Islands group; a former British colony; became independent as a member of the Commonwealth in 1978. Official language: English. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: Roseau. Pop: 73 286 (2013 est). Area: 751 sq km (290 sq miles). Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica


(ˌdɒm əˈni kə, dəˈmɪn ɪ kə)

Commonwealth of, an island republic, one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 64,881; 290 sq. mi. (751 sq. km). Cap.: Roseau.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dominica - a country on the island of DominicaDominica - a country on the island of Dominica
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Dominica - a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
Roseau - the capital and largest city of Dominica
2.Dominica - a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominica - a country on the island of Dominica


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Micha-Rose Emmett, managing director of CS Global Partners, said: "With the recent visa free access granted to citizens of Dominica, Dominica is now going to be one of the most sought after citizenships to have.
The luxury hotel will offer a unique opportunity, the first government approved real estate project under the Citizenship By Investment Program of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Climate change is increasing the impacts of weather related disasters in Dominica, which in turn threatens the sustainability of the island's development," said Sophie Sirtaine, World Bank country director for the Caribbean.
We look forward to bringing an ultra-luxury branded five star hotel to the Commonwealth of Dominica and realising the Commonwealth of Dominica's ambition to become a luxury destination for tourism in the coming years," said Mohammed Asaria, vice chairman of Range Developments.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Dominica in 1979 following its independence from the United Kingdom.
Geologists from the University of Puerto Rico and California State University-San Bernadino show how the surface features on the island of Dominica are related to the underlying geology of the Lesser Antilles, an arc of islands that stretches from Venezuela to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea, in which Dominica is near the center.
Dominica, Apr 22( ANI ): Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has said every Test gives a chance of victory.
Dominica lacks economic diversification and is subject to the variances in banana prices and the whims and fears of tourists, primarily from the United States.
As Prime Minister and chairman of the Cabinet of the Government of Dominica, I have ensured that our programme maintains the highest level of integrity while at the same time making the programme attractive to investors.
This will include resumption of the American Airlines code-shared connecting service from San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to Douglas Charles International Airport in Dominica, on a daily basis, as well as interline connecting service to JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines, also through San Juan.
Besides a share in the hotel, applicants, if they pass due diligence tests, are also entitled to citizenship in Dominica.

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