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Caricom Member States2 -

Dominica and Grenada

Dominica

Caricom Member States2 - Dominica’s motto is "After the Good Lord, we Love the Earth" and their national flower is Carib Wood.

Dominica is the most northerly and largest of the Windward Islands situated between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south.


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Dominica was first occupied by the Ameriandians.  Then came Christopher Columbus in 1493 who named the Island.  

The island became British in 1805 and was joined to the Leewards then the Windward Islands and achieved separate status in 1960.  Dominica gained independence in 1978.

  • The airport is Canefield: Melville Hall.  
  • The capital is Roseau;
  • area 750 sq km (290 sq miles) 
  •  population of approx 70,000.(2004)  
  • The currency used is EC dollars.

Dominica's National Holidays

New Year's Day (01 January); Carnival (Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday); Good Friday, Easter Monday; Labour Day (01 May); Whit Monday (50 days after Easter Sunday); August Monday (First Monday in August); Independence Day (03 November); Community Day of Service (04 November); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December)

  • Favourite Dish: Mountain Chicken and Lobster Dominic
  • Govt. website www.dominica.dm
  • Source www.caricum.org
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Caricom Member States2 - Grenada


Grenada’s motto is "Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, and Advance as One People" and their National Flower is the Bougainvillea. 

Grenada is the most southerly of the Windward Islands  135  km (83.8 miles) north of Trinidad and Tobago.


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Columbus landed in Grenada in 1498  but the French settled on the island in 1650. The Island  was alternately ruled by the French and British until 1783 when, under the Treaty of Versailles, the island became British.

Grenada was joined to the Windward Islands in 1833, and was a part of the West Indies Federation from 1958-62. Grenada gained independence on 7 February 1974.

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The Maurice Bishop Government which came to power in 1979 was toppled by an internal coup in 1983, and an interim government prepared the way for 1984 election

  • The airport is Point Salines Intl 
  • the capital is St George’s, 
  • Population of approx 111,000 (2009) 
  • Area 345 sq km (133 sq miles).
  • Currency Easter Caribbean Dollar (EC$)

Grenada's National Holidays

New Year's Day (01 January); Independence Day (07 February); Good Friday; Easter Monday; Labour Day (01 May); Whit Monday; Corpus Christi (as decreed); Emancipation Day (First Monday in  August); Carnival (Second Monday and Tuesday in August); Thanksgiving Day (25 October); Christmas Day (25 December); Boxing Day (26 December)

  • Favourite Dish: Oil  Down
  • Govt website www.gov.gd
  • Source: www.caricum.org

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