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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 Registration and Records Act in section 2 by adding a definition of “Deputy Registrar” and by adding two sections concerning the delegation of duties and functions of the Registrar to the Deputy Registrar.

Amends: Registration and Records Act (Cap. 19:04). (1991)

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act provides rules relative to the possibility of discharge of debt incurred by heirs of a real estate deriving from mortgage or any other equitable charge. The Act also makes provision with respect of mortgagees in recovering debt and duties of heirs or testators or intestate as regarding debts relating to the estate.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act makes provision for various matters relative to real estate property. The matters regulated include: deeds relating to land, partition of land, mortgage, inheritance and legal requirements for the valid conveyancing of land common tenancy.

Legislation
Dominica
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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.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act makes provision with respect to the recovery of rent due by a tenant to a landlord. Distress in case of arrears for tenancy includes the seizure of animals and crops. The Act also concerns the protection of interests of a landlord against illegal action by the tenant.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act makes provision for the registration of deeds and other official documents and provides rules regarding the ascertainment of the validity of deeds and other official documents.“Deed” includes every document in writing affecting or relating to lands, tenements or hereditaments in Dominica and licences granted to aliens under the Aliens Land Holding Regulation Act.The Act also concerns d

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
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This Act concerns the validity of claims of prescription which may be lawfully made at common law or by custom to any way or other easement or to any watercourse or to the use of any water, to be enjoyed or derived upon, over or from any land or water. The Act, among other things, sets out criteria for the establishment of the period after which a claim shall be held valid.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act amends the Land Survey Act so as to include surveyors licensed to practice in any member state of the Caribbean Community in the category of licensed surveyors for purposes of section 6(1) of the principal Act.

Amends: Land Survey Act (Cap. 53:04). (1991)

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act provides rules relative to various matters of real property including leases, administration of estates of deceased persons and mortgages.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act provides for succession to estates in case of an owner dying intestate or, if there exists a will, of those parts of the estate that are not covered by it.

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