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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 sets out the conditions and procedures for the partition of land held by more than one tenant, i.e. joint tenants and tenants in common.Any person entitled to claim partition may apply to Court for partition, which shall, after issue of an order of partition by Court, take place in the matter as specified by this Act.

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 for the establishment of the Development and Planning Corporation, defines powers and functions of the Corporation and makes provisions in relation with tax incentives for development.The Corporation shall be responsible for physical planning in Dominica.

Legislation
Dominica
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This Act provides rules relative to the conveyancing of rights in land such as property, easements, lease and mortgages. It regulates, among other things, the contents of a deed and covenants and power of attorney.

Regulations
Dominica
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This Order, made under the Carib Reserve Act, provides for the dissolution of the Carib Reserve Council, which is responsible for administration of an area of Dominica set apart under this Act as a reserve and known as the “Carib Reserve”.

Legislation
Dominica
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The Act provides for the vesting of the foreshore and the floor of the sea in the State and regulates the use and control of those areas and related matters. The “floor of the sea” means the soil and subsoil of the sea off the coast of Dominica between the low-water mark and so far out to sea as is deemed by law to be within the territorial sea.

Regulations
Dominica
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These Regulations specify securities required for the granting of a loan by the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank. For long-term loans a mortgage or charge on the land of the borrower is always required, whereas additional security such as a mortgage or charge on other property may be deemed necessary. For short-term financing a lien on the crop may be required.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
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This Act makes provision for the establishment of the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank as a body corporate, defines its functions and powers and internal organization and establishes a Loans Committee.The Bank shall, among other things, grant loans to the agricultural sector, which includes fisheries and forestry.

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
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This Act makes provision for certain aspects regarding debts of insolvent estates of deceased persons. It lays down rules for the administration of estates (by court), defines rights of secured and unsecured creditors in respect of an estate and provides that this Act shall not prejudice any lien, charge or other security that a creditor may hold for the securement of the debt.

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