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Location

Roseau
Dominica
DM
Working languages: 
English

Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which colonized the island in 1805. 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. On 18 September 2017, Hurricane Maria passed over the island causing extensive damage to structures, roads, communications, and the power supply, and largely destroying critical agricultural areas.

Government type: parliamentary republic.

The politics of Dominica takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Dominica is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the House of Assembly. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.

Information from the CIA Factbook and Wikipedia article Politics of Dominica

Government of Dominica Resources

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Legislation
November 2016
Dominica

This Act concerns the development and management of geothermal resources for purposes of obtaining geothermal energy. It establishes the Geothermal Resources Advisory Committee. “Geothermal energy” means the energy derived or derivable from and produced within the earth by natural heat phenomena, and includes geothermal water.

Constitution
December 1978
Dominica

The constitution was promulgated by Queen Elizabeth II through an Order in Council at independence.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act amends the Carib Reserve Act by changing the name of the Act in the "Kalinago Territory Act" and by making consequential amendments. The word "Reserve" shall by substituted by the word "Territory" wherever it appears.

Amends: Carib Reserve Act (Cap. 25:90). (1990)

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