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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
Caribbean
Americas

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

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act amends the Title by Registration Act by inserting two sections on the delegation of functions by the Registrar of Titles.

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

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act makes provision with respect to actions that may be undertaken by a tenant in respect of a landlord who does not proceed with repairs of rented premises after the occurrence of a hurricane.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act makes provision for the establishment of Tenancies and Rent Control Tribunals, provides for powers of such tribunals and provides rules relative to lease and the relationship between landlord and tenant.The Act declares the receiving of rent for premises that are not registered with a Tribunal in accordance with this Act to be an offence.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act directs the Registrar of Titles to make a new register of titles for Dominica. This Act applies only in cases where certificates of title which were registered in the old register have been destroyed. The Act contains rules relative to (application for) registration and evidence of title.

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Order amends the Small Tenaments Act in Schedule 2 in relation with fees for legal proceedings.

Amends: Small Tenaments Act (Cap. 54:71). (1991)

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act makes provision with respect to transactions involving and rights inherent to settled estates i.e. land, and any estate or interest therein, which is the subject of any at, deed, agreement, will or other instrument, under or by virtue of which any land or any estate or interest in land stands limited to or in trust for any persons by way of succession.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act makes provision for duties and proceedings in relation with the ending of a tenancy of a small tenement as defined in this Act.If a tenant does not leave the tenement after a notice of the landlord, the Magistrate may, on the application of the landlord, issue a summons in the form as set out in Schedule 1 to this Act.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act concerns the management of lands within a radius of two miles beyond the municipal boundaries of the city of Roseau (“controlled lands”). No sale or transfer of controlled lands, or any dealing in any right, estate or interest in such lands, or any agreement for the same, shall be of effect in law or equity without the approval of the Development and Planning Corporation.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act provides with respect to legal actions relating to recovery of rent or land and it places restrictions on the making of entries, distress, action or suit for the reasons as specified in the Act.Legal actions concern the recovery of land or rent, assurances made by tenants in tail of any land, rights of mortgagees and recovery of sums of money secured by any judgement, mortgage or lien.

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