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Address: P.O. Box 1063
GPO Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica

Telephone: (767) 276-4472
Fax: (767) 448-5559

Email: dominica_properties@live.com

A History of Dominica

The island’s indigenous Arawak people were expelled or exterminated by Caribs in the 14th century.

1493
Christopher Columbus (Spanish explorer) discovered Dominica.
1635
France claimed Dominica. Shortly thereafter, French missionaries became the first European inhabitants of the island.
1763
As part of the 1763 Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years’ War between the French and the British, the island became a British possession.
1838
Following the abolition of slavery, in 1838 Dominica became the first and only British Caribbean colony to have a Black-controlled legislature in the 19th century.
1871
Dominica became part of the Leeward Island Federation.
1936 to 1958
Dominica was transferred from the Leeward Island Administration and was governed as part of the Windwards.
1967
After the federation dissolved, Dominica became an associated state of the United Kingdom and formally took responsibility for its internal affairs.
1978
Gained independence from the United Kingdom.
1979
Political discontent led to the formation of an interim government.
1980
Interim government replaced by a government led by the Dominica Freedom Party under Prime Minister Eugenia Charles, the Caribbean’s first female prime minister.
2000
In the 2000 elections, the United Workers Party (UWP) was defeated by the Dominican Labour Party (DLP), led by Roosevelt P. “Rosie” Douglas. Douglas died after only a few months in office and was replaced by Pierre Charles
2004
Pierre Charles died in office in January 2004. Roosevelt Skerrit, also of the DLP, replaced Charles as Prime Minister.
2005
Under Prime Minister Skerrit’s leadership, the DLP won elections in May 2005 and in December 2009, winning 18 of the 21 constituencies, with the UWP collecting 3 seats.