Dominica

Coordinates: 15°25′N 61°20′W / 15.417°N 61.333°W / 15.417; -61.333

Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈnkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə;French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island.

The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 ("Sunday" = "Domenica" in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.

Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.

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Music therapy ministers to patient needs in 'winter of life'

Billings Gazette 12 Mar 2019
PRINCETON, Ky. — "At 92 years old, I finally learned to do as I'm told,. The sun comes up, the sun goes down,. The earth keeps goin' 'round and 'round. I'm content where I am. In the winter of life, I do the best that I can." ... "Around the world twice ... Life is hard ... Music therapy ... "Yeah ... Donald also helped another missionary build a radio station in Dominica....
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Music therapy ministers to patient needs

The Paducah Sun 10 Mar 2019
PRINCETON -- "At 92 years old, I finally learned to do as I'm told,. The sun comes up, the sun goes down,. The earth keeps goin' 'round and 'round. I'm content where I am. In the winter of life, I do the best that I can." ... "Around the world twice ... Life is hard ... Music therapy ... "Yeah ... Donald also helped another missionary build a radio station in Dominica ... ....
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Music therapy ministers to patient needs in ‘winter of life’

The Rock Hill Herald 09 Mar 2019
"At 92 years old, I finally learned to do as I'm told,. The sun comes up, the sun goes down,. The earth keeps goin' 'round and 'round. I'm content where I am. SIGN UP. Sign Up and Save. Get six months of free digital access to The Herald. SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE. #ReadLocal ... Life is hard ... Donald also helped another missionary build a radio station in Dominica....
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Music therapy ministers to patient's needs in 'winter of life'

Messenger-Inquirer 11 Feb 2019
"At 92 years old, I finally learned to do as I'm told,. The sun comes up, the sun goes down,. The earth keeps goin' 'round and 'round. I'm content where I am. In the winter of life, I do the best that I can." ... "Around the world twice. Haiti and the West Indies -- all that ... "Yeah ... Donald also helped another missionary build a radio station in Dominica ... ....
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Observer's Porter, Junior happy with journalism awards

Jamaica Observer 27 Nov 2018
THE Jamaica Observer on Saturday night walked away with two of the most coveted awards presented to journalists at the National Journalism Awards show held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston ... Porter was awarded for entries ... “I love what I do ... PREMIUM AWARD.. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... Herman Green — TVJ (Devastation in Dominica) ... Best Radio Feature ... ....
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Changing Saudi story on Khashoggi rattles allies

Tampa Bay Times 22 Oct 2018
In Sunday radio and TV interviews, Dominica Raab, the British politician in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, described the latest Saudi account as not credible; French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called for "the truth"; and Germany's Foreign ......
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Allies struggle for response to changing Saudi story on Khashoggi

Sacramento Bee 21 Oct 2018
WASHINGTON –– Saudi Arabia's revised account of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi left the U.S. and other allies struggling for a response Sunday ... In Sunday radio and TV interviews, Dominica Raab, the U.K ... Saudi Arabia is an important market for all three countries....
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Meet Hurricane Beryl, now aimed at the Caribbean

Grist 06 Jul 2018
In advance of the storm, Puerto Rico’s government has opened more than 400 shelters and started distributing satellite radios to mayors ... Beryl’s path takes it dangerously close to tiny Dominica, an island-nation of 75,000 people still struggling to recover after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Maria last year....
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Students in Hurricane Impacted Markets Get Free Access to Flow Study Exam Material

Maryville Daily Forum 11 May 2018
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2018--Students in the Hurricane affected Flow markets of Anguilla, BVI, Dominica and Turks & Caicos now have access to Flow StudyCSEC and CAPE exam material for free until June 30, 2018 ... Dominica’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chandler Hyacinth highlighted some of the challenges....
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Los estudiantes de los mercados impactados por huracanes obtienen acceso gratuito a los materiales de ...

The Argus Press 11 May 2018
11, 2018--Los estudiantes de los mercados afectados por huracanes en Anguilla, BVI, Dominica y Turks & Caicos ahora tienen acceso gratuito a los materiales de estudio para los exámenes Flow StudyCSEC y CAPE hasta el 30 de junio de 2018 ... El Secretario permanente de Dominica ......
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Hams on Dominica Conduct "Preparedness" Field Day in Advance of Hurricane Season

Topix 24 Apr 2018
Members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Incorporated held a second field-day-style emergency preparedness, awareness, and recruiting exercise on April 21 ... Dominica suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria last September, and, using their remaining resources in the storm's ......
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Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Cites Amateur Radio's Role after Maria

Topix 31 Jan 2018
A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the Government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio's role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September....
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Dominica spokesman: Tiny island with ties to raising hurricane relief funds

Topix 03 Dec 2017
Consulate appointee and Dominica's Boston spokesman, Cuthbert Joseph, joined Boston Herald Radio's "The Rundown" program Friday to discuss an upcoming fundraiser to support hurricane relief efforts on the small island ... The first country to get hit by Hurricane Maria was Dominica, what's the island's connection to Massachusetts? A....

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