Commonwealth of Dominica Overview

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an independent English-speaking island state situated between the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It is a former British colony and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (British Commonwealth) as well as the United Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS), Caricom and other international organisations. It should not be confused with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic to which it has no ties. Dominica has a pleasant climate, particularly during the cool months from December to March. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean. Covering an area of almost 800 square kilometres, it supports a population of more than 65,000, including about 3,000 of the last surviving native Carib people in the Caribbean. The Dominicans are regarded by many travellers as the friendliest people in the Caribbean. There is a strong currency - the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is tied to the US Dollar - and almost no crime.

Also known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica boasts a wide range of unique nature attractions, including unspoilt rain forests, an abundance of spectacular waterfalls, hundreds of rivers and streams, the second largest volcanic boiling lake in the world, and world-class hiking in the many nature reserves. The island is also a bird-watcher's paradise and offers fabulous diving around the coral reefs. Due to the mountainous terrain only about a quarter of the island is cultivated, but the very rich soil produces good domestic and export crops. Organic agriculture is being encouraged, and has great potential on this still untouched island.

The economy is largely based on agricultural exports including bananas, citrus fruits, coffee, cocoa, coconut products including oil, tropical fruits, fruit juices and copra. Other exports are fish and various manufactured products including rum, soap, and timber. Tourism is an increasingly important sector of the economy.

The Government of Dominica has adopted a structured approach to economic development through a number of programs, among them its citizenship-by-investment program.

Henley & Partners in Dominica

Through its office in Dominica Henley & Partners assist foreign individuals in acquiring citizenship through the official Citizenship-by-Investment Program which was established more than 13 years ago. We also advise corporations and private investors about all aspects of investing and doing business in Dominica and the Eastern Caribbean.

The specialized services of Henley & Partners are a resource and complement the services of other consulting and law firms. We frequently assist other firms and their clients, particularly with the unique and specific details required by the acquisition of citizenship under the citizenship-by-investment program. Please contact us for more information.


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