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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Indian jet in Dominica for Mehul Choksi flies out, destination unknown

Hindustan Times 04 Jun 2021
Choksi, wanted in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, remains at Dominica-China Friendship Hospital under police guard ... Browne also told a radio show in his country that Choksi may have left Antigua and taken a boat ride to neighbouring Dominica to have dinner or a “good time” with his girlfriend....
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Hearing on For Mehul Choksi's Extradition in Dominica Court; He Brings Team of 7 Lawyers

Yahoo Daily News 02 Jun 2021
Choksi’s lawyer in Dominica, Wayne Marsh, had told a radio show that in a brief interaction with his client, allowed by authorities after a lot of efforts, the diamantaire had claimed that he was picked up at Jolly Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda by men looking like Indian and Antiguan policemen and was put in a vessel....
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ED Likely to File Affidavit in Dominica Court Tomorrow Explaining Mehul Choksi is Still Indian Citizen

Yahoo Daily News 01 Jun 2021
After this, the approval affidavit will be filed by the representatives of ED in Dominica ... Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne told a radio show in his country that India sent a private jet to Dominica, carrying documents related to the deportation of Choksi....
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Mehul Choksi case: 8-member India team in Dominica

The Times of India 01 Jun 2021
According to informed sources, an eight member team from India reached Dominica on Saturday afternoon in a private jet that left from New Delhi on Friday evening ... Browne was responding to a question during his radio programme on a question about a private jet arriving in Dominica from Qatar and said, "Yes I can confirm that a jet is there....
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Off to Dominica in Private Jet, 8-member Team of CBI, ED Officials Prepped for Choksi's Case

Yahoo Daily News 01 Jun 2021
The team reached Dominica on Saturday afternoon in a private jet that left from New Delhi on Friday evening, the report stated ... Browne was responding to a question during his radio programme on a question about a private jet arriving in Dominica from Qatar and said, “Yes I can confirm that a jet is there ... He was captured in Dominica on May 26....
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Delhi-Madrid-Dominica: Plane With Necessary Docs Needed to Extradite Choksi Sent, Confirm Govt Sources

Yahoo Daily News 31 May 2021
From Delhi, it flew to Madrid with Indian officials where it halted for refuelling and proceeded to Dominica ... Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne told a radio show in his country that India sent a private jet to Dominica, carrying documents related to the deportation of Choksi....
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Delhi-Madrid-Dominica: Plane With Necessary Docs to Extradite Choksi Sent, Confirm Govt Sources

Yahoo Daily News 31 May 2021
From Delhi, it flew to Madrid with Indian officials where it halted for refuelling and proceeded to Dominica ... Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne told a radio show in his country that India sent a private jet to Dominica, carrying documents related to the deportation of Choksi....
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Mehul Choksi was on romantic trip with girlfriend in Dominica, Antigua PM claims [details]

International Business Times 31 May 2021
"Mehul Choksi made a mistake and the information we are getting is that Choksi travelled with his girlfriend, but he was caught in Dominica and now he can be deported back to India," Browne reportedly told a local radio station, as reported by the Antigua News Roon ... He was captured in Dominica last Wednesday....
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Jet sent to fly Choksi to India: Antigua PM

Hindustan Times 31 May 2021
A Bombardier Global 5,000 jet of Qatar Executive mysteriously landed at Dominica’s Douglas Charles airport on Saturday ... Choksi may have left Antigua and taken a boat ride to neighbouring Dominica to have dinner or a “good time” with his girlfriend, the Antigua and Barbuda PM told a radio show in his country....
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India sent documents to deport Mehul Choksi from Dominica: Antigua PM

DNA India 30 May 2021
India sent a private jet to Dominica carrying documents related to the deportation of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne told a radio show in his country ... He made the confirmation on his radio programme after a picture of the jet ......
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India sends documents for deportation of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi

The Telegraph India 30 May 2021
... Delhi to Douglas-Charles airport in Dominica on Friday carrying several documents needed for the deportation of 62-year-old Choksi who is wanted in a Rs 13,500 crore-bank loan fraud case, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne told a local radio station in Antigua....
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Mehul Choksi repatriation: Private jet at Dominica airport from India, confirms Antiguan PM Gaston Browne

India TV 30 May 2021
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has confirmed that a private jet from India has arrived at the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica as India-born fugitive Mehul Choksi continues to be held in the custody of Dominica Police, local Antigua media reported on Sunday....
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Private jet from Delhi with Mehul Choksi's deportation documents has reached Dominica, confirms Antigua PM

Yahoo Daily News 30 May 2021
A private jet carrying documents related to the deportation of Mehul Choksi has arrived from Delhi to Dominica, where he was caught while trying to flee to Cuba from Antigua ... Asked about a private jet that arrived in Dominica on 28 May, Antiguan prime minister Gaston Browne confirmed it to a radio show in his country ... India tells Dominica....

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