According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Dominica include Independence Day (November 3) and New Year (January 1). Following his release in June 1982, John immediately began working on the formation of a left-wing coalition. In 1983, Oliver Seraphin’s DEMLAB party was incorporated into the DLP, which in this way – for a short time – reunited. Prior to the 1985 election, an agreement was reached between DLP, PLUD, which had emerged as a result of a split in DEMLAB, and Dominica’s Freedom Movement. The leader of the labor movement, Michael Douglas, stood as the coalition’s candidate.
But in the June 1985 elections, Prime Minister Charles’s Freedom Party, the DFP, achieved 15 of Parliament’s 21 seats. During the election campaign, the opposition requested an investigation into a $ 100,000 donation the government had received from the CIA for its involvement in the North American invasion of Grenada.
In 1986, the Chief of Defense was executed, after being found guilty of murdering a valet during the second coup attempt against Charles’s government.
The third post-independence election also won the government with 11 of the 21 seats. PLUD under the leadership of Edison James, who for the first time in a general election, gained 6 seats and Douglas’ Labor Party got the remaining 4th Leonard Baptist minority party, the Progressive Force, did not gain representation in parliament.
The Prime Minister, along with his colleagues James Mitchell of St. Vincent, John Compton of St. Lucia and Nicolas Brathwrite from Grenada, an agreement to unite the four islands. As a result, a Western Caribbean Constituent Regional Council was established with representation from governments, from the ecclesiastical sector and from social organizations.
At its second meeting, which took place in April 1991 in St. Lucia, the Council reviewed various proposals on how to organize the distribution of food in the coming nation. The proposal for integration was manifested in the Chaguaramas Treaty, which referred to a federation of all English-speaking communities in the Caribbean. Three Islands, St. Kitts, Montserrat and Antigua, refused to participate in the project, and Grenada and St. Lucia also expressed skepticism. The 7 Eastern Caribbean ministries have a single National Bank with a single coin base.
In 1991, the government introduced a series of laws designed to stimulate the national economy, especially with a view to the agricultural and telecommunications sectors.
In April, the prime minister survived a PLUD mistrust agenda. At the end of the year, Eugenia Charles sought to impose a restriction on the right of public servants to publicly criticize the government.
The government’s 1994 decision to expand the number of bus permits led to demonstrations and riots in Roseau. The prime minister accused the opposition of trying to pressure the government to print new elections ahead of time, and the crisis lasted until the conclusion of an agreement on May 6.
The Dominican Federation is a small island nation in the Caribbean that only gained independence in 1978 after a long period of British-administered territory. The French ruled the country from the 1630s before it was ceded back to Britain when the Peace of Paris was signed in 1783. In addition to English, Dominica speaks both French and English Creole.
- According to abbreviationfinder, DM is the abbreviation code for Dominica.
The island of Dominica rises from the sea to about 1,500 meters and its soil is volcanic. The lush rainforest covers most of the island and the eastern slopes of the island are among the wettest in the world, thanks to which a lot of fruit, vegetables and roots are grown there. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Morne Trois Pitons National Park has many hot springs, rivers, waterfalls and lakes, as well as one “boiling lake”. The island is home to a number of different bird species, of which native emperors and dominicanamatons are rare. Dominica has managed to be the only island in the eastern Caribbean to retain part of its Indian population – the Kalinagos.
Dominica has always focused on closeness to nature, as it is a big part of local life and tourism is also based on its diversity. Disposable plastic products were banned on the island in January 2019. In addition, the tax rate on biodegradable products imported to the island was reduced to zero.
Area: 750 km²
Population: 74,243 (estimate 7/2020)
Language: English (official language)
Main products: Mango, papaya and guava, coffee, patchouli, cut flowers, medicinal aloe
Form of government: Republic