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The Commonwealth of Dominica

The Commonwealth of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is an English speaking country in the Eastern Caribbean.  Dominica was named after its sighting on a Sunday by Christopher Columbus when he sailed past the island in 1493.  Dominica is a ruggedly beautiful mountainous country with a population of approximately 72,000 inhabitants.  Dominica is a Republic which is a member of the Commonwealth.  It enjoys Westminster style parliamentary democracy and being unspoiled the sobriquet “the Nature Island of the Caribbean”.

The island, 289 square miles (748.51 square kilometres), is situated at the northern end of the Windward chain of the Lesser Antilles, lying between the two French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe (one hour by boat to either island) and is readily accessible from Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Lucia and San Juan.

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  16 June, 2016  
Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister to be Present at Meeting with Nationals, Thursday 16 June 2016, from 7pm
Further to my email of 13 June 2016 inviting you to a meeting with Honourable Ian Douglas, Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment
  18 November, 2015  
2015 Independence Day
Address to the Nation by Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister and Minister for Finance On the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of Independence
  25 September, 2015  
Dominica "Erica" Disaster Benefit Showcase On Friday 2nd October 2015
The High Commission for the Commonwealth of Dominica National Development & Disaster fund supported

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