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In Dominica, the government has made strides towards increasing the access to early childhood education and primary school.1 On the island, primary and secondary school are mandatory and the Millennium Development Goal of universal access to education has been achieved.2 Additionally, the government has sponsored several programs to increase child enrollment at the primary school level.3 Some of these programs include providing uniforms for students and a textbook program that provided textbooks for free.4

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1http://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/dominica/session_19_-_april_2014/a_hrc_wg.6_19_l.7.pdf
2 Ibid
3http://www.unwomen.org/~/media/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/CSW/59/National_reviews/Dominica_review_Beijing20.pdf
4 Ibid
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Dominica News

WIC News 
The government in Dominica has approved $6,130,000 of funding for the Electoral Commission to purchase equipment and hire staff as it looks to implement a national identification card system. In a statement, the election oversight organisation said ... See more..
Naples Daily News 
ESTERO — Vogue Interiors' Interior Designer Salvatore Giso, IDS, has been selected to create the interior design for the Dominica single-family villa model being built by Gulfshore Homes in the Westlake neighborhood of West Bay Club in Estero. The ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Dominica is looking to the Caribbean to boost its tourist numbers with a new campaign launched in time for summer 2017. The “Meet Me In Dominica, Summer 2017' campaign targets Caribbean people for a summer of adventure, nature and events for ... See more..
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LA Daily News 
LAFD crews responded at 11:30 a.m. to the fire, at 11200 Wheatland Ave., in Lopez Canyon, with the fire moving later to 11230 N. Dominica Ave. More than 95 Los Angeles city firefighters had been sent to the greater alarm fire, but they were released ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), through Chief Executive Officer Dennis Chung, has been invited to participate in a series of activities organised by The Dominica Business Forum (DBF) in Roseau, Dominica, aimed at strengthening their ... See more..
GIS Dominica 
President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin received credentials of new ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Dominica, Urs Schinder on Wednesday. In welcoming the new ambassador His Excellency, the President made reference to the ... See more..
GIS Dominica 
“The majority of police officers understand and appreciate the full extent of the oath they have taken to serve this wonderful country; and the majority of the police officers in this beautiful country know that the Dominica Labour Party, under the ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
PRESS RELEASE:-ROSEAU, Dominica — Hundreds of children in Dominica are being helped by a school feeding programme funded by citizenship by investment (CBI) specialist and developer Montreal Management Consultants Est (MMCE). MMCE is ... See more..
WIC News 
Two tropical waves are forecast to affect Dominica and the island chain from today (Sunday) through to Wednesday. The first tropical wave currently across the central Tropical Atlantic is expected to move across the area on Sunday into Monday ... See more..
WIC News 
It is understood that two of the 79 dead or missing, presumed dead, in London's Grenfell Tower tragedy are are Dominicans who moved to London. The fire, which engulfed the 24-storey tower block in west London on 14 June, was the deadliest in mainland ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
Area

Total 751 sq km
Land 751 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
Current Environmental Issues

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Demographics

Nationality
Dominican
Population
73,286 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Dominican economy has been dependent on agriculture - primarily bananas - in years past, but increasingly has been driven by tourism as the government seeks to promote Dominica as an "ecotourism" destination. Moreover, Dominica has successfully developed an offshore medical education sector. In order to diversify the island's economy, the government is also attempting to develop an offshore financial sector and plans to sign agreements with the private sector to develop geothermal energy resources. In 2003, the government began a comprehensive restructuring of the economy - including elimination of price controls, privatization of the state banana company, and tax ...See More increases - to address an economic and financial crisis and to meet IMF requirements. Hurricane Dean struck the island in August 2007 causing damages equivalent to 20% of GDP. In 2009, the economy contracted as a result of the global recession and growth remains anemic. Economic growth in 2010-11 was about 1%. Although debt levels in 2012 continued to exceed pre-recession levels, the debt burden notably declined from 80% to approximately 70% of GDP. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.018 billion (2012 est.); $1.014 billion (2011 est.); $995.4 million (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

9.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 8.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 7.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, citrus, mangos, root crops, coconuts, cocoa
Industries

soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes