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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
Caribbean
Americas

This Act concerns the administration of an area of Dominica set apart under this Act as a reserve and known as the “Carib Reserve”. The Carib Reserve Council shall be constituted as a body corporate and shall be a local government body with the same powers as a Village Council.

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

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
Caribbean
Americas

This Act is divided into 13 Parts as follows: Indefeasible certificates of title (1); Bringing lands under Act (2); Titles to Land Assurance Fund (3); Transfer and transmission of land (4); Land tax, mortgages and incumbrances and the sale of incumbered land (Land tax, Mortgages, Incumbrances, Equitable mortgages, Transfer and discharge of mortgages and incumbrances, Sale of incumbered lands or

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

These Rules are made under section 181 of the principal Act, and relate to the procedures to be followed in the application to the Registrar of Titles, under section 133 of the Act, for confirmation of possessory title. The model form is presented in the annexed Schedule.

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

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act deals with the administration and disposal of State lands which are defined as all lands other than forest reserves vested in the State, including all lands which have been escheated to the State or may be acquired by the State. A Director of Surveys and Commissioner of Lands shall be appointed to implement this Act. The Act provides for, inter alia, the sale, lease, etc.

Regulations
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

These Regulations are arranged under the following headings: Short title (1); Interpretation (2); State lands officer (3); Register of State grants (4); Conditions attaching to sale of land (5); Conditions of agricultural lease (6); Applications (7); Advertisement of application and notice of sale (8); Price of State land (9); Payment (10); Completion of sale and issue of grant (11); Default in

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

An Act to regulate contracts of tenancy of small agricultural holdings. "Small holding" means any area of land under cultivation or pasture or intended for cultivation or pasturage, with or without buildings thereon, comprising not less that half an acre or more than ten acres in one or more parcels of land of a landlord (sect. 2).

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

The Act regulates the holding of lands in Dominica by foreigners. "Alien" means a person or who is not a citizen of one of the Member States of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including companies which are under the control or are deemed to be under the control of an alien (sect. 2).

Legislation
Dominica
Caribbean
Americas

This Act applies to agricultural land and establishes the Dominica Land Management Authority and provides for its powers and functions (sects. 3 and 24).

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