Saturday, September 18, 2021

History Of Dominica

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Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be settled by Europeans, mainly because of the fierce resistance of the indigenous Caribs. France ceded possession in 1763 to Great Britain, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica’s situation improved when a corrupt and tyrannical government was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia Charles, the Caribbean’s first female prime minister, who remained in office for 15 years. The approximately 3,000 Carib Indians still living in Dominica are the only remaining pre-Columbian population in the Eastern Caribbean.