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.
Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, who was admitted to the a hospital in Dominica’s capital city Roseau two weeks ago, was reportedly paying for and receiving VVIP treatment there ... The local intelligence officers in Dominica see it as a potential threat ... He was traced and subsequently arrested in Dominica on May 26.
The affidavit was filed by consular officer at the High Commission of India to the Commonwealth of Dominica... He was captured in Dominica on May 26, and faces charges of illegal entry ... Also Read. Dominica High Court denies bail to Mehul Choksi, cites. Dominica declares Mehul Choksi as ... . Trending now ... Covid third wave ... Advertisement. .
The affidavit accuses Choksi of misleading courts in Dominica by claiming there are no proceedings against him in India... Raut flew to Dominica on May 28 along with other officers in a special jet with documents to back Indian attempts for Choksi’s deportation from Dominica.
The affidavit accuses Choksi of misleading courts in Dominica by claiming there are no proceedings against him in India... Raut flew to Dominica on May 28 along with other officers in a special jet with documents to back India attempts for Choksi’s deportation from Dominica.
This sparked a massive manhunt and Choksi was eventually captured in Dominica on 26 May ... An eight-member team of officers that went to Dominica with the purpose of bringing Choksi back returned to India empty-handed on 3 June ... The officers reportedly left in a private Qatar jet from Dominica on Thursday.
While the Antiguan Prime Minister repeatedly insisted that Choksi fled to Dominica with his girlfriend, the diamantaire's wife Priti Choksi and lawyers alleged he was abducted by Antiguan and Indian officers, tortured and ferried off to Dominica in a boat ... He was accused of adding to “Dominica's deteriorating international image”.
Choksi has also claimed that once he was brought to Dominica, he was informed by his abductors a high ranking ‘Indian politician’ will interview him ... Dominica Police ... Choksi has said he was received by a battery of police officers in Dominica, including chief of police, who informed him he was arrested on the basis of Interpol red notice.
Choksi claimed the boat reached Dominica 15-17 hours after his ordeal began, which was roughly 9.30-10am Antigua time on May 24 ... Choksi said he was received by a battery of police officers in Dominica, including the chief of police, who informed him that he was arrested on an Interpol red notice.
All the officers of Dominica, in their affidavits, have claimed that Choksi repeatedly said he was abducted and brought to Dominica ... All the officers of Dominica, in their affidavits, have claimed that Choksi repeatedly said he was abducted and brought to Dominica.