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Dominica
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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
Dominica
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This Act amends the National Parks and Protected Areas Act, 1975 in section designated national parks (listed in the Schedule to the principal Order) and on powers of the President to amend the Schedule for purposes of designating national parks or altering its boundaries or description.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act amends the Title by Registration Act by inserting the definition of “new qualifying project” in section 2 and the Fourth Schedule by adding a new paragraph three on land transfer registration fees.

Amends: Title by Registration Act (Cap. 56:50). (1992)

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
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The Act amends the Aliens Landholding Regulation Act by making minor changes in sections 4 and 5 on the acquisition by aliens of land for residential respectively commercial purposes.

Amends: Aliens Landholding Regulation Act, 1995 (No. 17 of 1995). (1995-05-15)

Regulations
Dominica
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This Order, made by the Minister under section 12(4) of the Beach Control Act, defines prohibited areas for purposes of control of removal of sand and other materials from a beach or seashore.

Implements: Beach Control Act (Cap. 42:04). (1992)

Regulations
Dominica
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This Act provides for the registration of strata titles, i.e. title in strata lots in accordance with a strata plan. The Registrar of Titles shall keep a register of strata plans and shall record therein particulars of all strata plans lodged in his office for registration pursuant to the Act.

Regulations
Dominica
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This Act amends the Strata Titles Registration Act so as to provide for functions of the Deputy Registrar. It defines the office of the Deputy Registrar and amends sections 2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 so as to insert the word "Deputy Registrar" after the word "Titles" wherever that word appears.

Amends: Strata Titles Registration Act (Cap. 56:52). (1980)

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
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These Regulations amend the Fisheries (Berthing) Regulations in regulations 5 and 7 and Schedules I and II. Regulation 5 (on use of public structures at landing areas) is amended by defining “public structure or facility” as any structure erected or facility established for fisheries purposes at a designated fish landing site.

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
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These Regulations provides rules for the berthing of fishing vessels. The Regulations, among other things: designate landing areas; prohibit hauling or berthing of fishing vessels outside such sites and construction of structures within sites without a permission of the Chief Fisheries Officer; prescribes fees for the use of structures and prohibits damaging of such structures.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act amends the Title by Registration Act by repealing and replacing a section on certification of official documents before registration and by making some minor and consequential amendments.

Amends: Title by Registration Act (Cap. 56:50). (1992)

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