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Happy 44th Independence Dominica

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The nature island of Dominica’s Independence theme for 2022 is One Dominica, One People, One Vision as it celebrates 44 years of independence today.

On this day 3 November 1978 the Commonwealth of Dominica started out on its new path as an independent republic within the Commonwealth, with Patrick John becoming its prime Minister.

The first European contact with this Caribbean Island took place on 3
November 1493 when Christopher Columbus sailed past during his second voyage to the New World. As it was a Sunday, he named the island Dominica, from the Latin for ‘day of the Lord’, dies Dominica.

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In the early 18th century, the island became a French colony, but under the
Treaty of Paris, 1763 – an agreement that ended the Seven Years War  
it was ceded to Britain. Over the next four decades control of Dominica changed a couple more times, and it wasn’t until 1805 that the French gave up their
attempts to recapture the island.

Happy Independence Dominica.

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