National Flower:  Bwa Carib
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Did Columbus really discover
Dominica?
Not many Dominicans will agree with
that concept because before
Columbus were the Caribs and the
Arawaks. They were the rightful
discoverers of Dominica. However
since his first stop, on or off the
island,(does anyone really know?),
much has happened in the one
island which many say has not
changed in character since he first
described it to King Ferdinand and
Queen Isabella of Spain back in
1493.
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Symbols of the Country's Past
Dominica's Coat of Arms
Sisserou Parrot
From
Columbus
to
Skerritt
A chronology of events in the country's
history
Our Flag
to see some of the important dates in
our country's history.
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Alwyn Bully:-artist, teacher, playwright.
Jean Rhys:-author.
Mabel Cissie Cauderon:-folklorist, singer, composer,
teacher.
Patrick Roland John:-First Prime Minister.
W.S. Stevens:-educator, politician.
Elma Napier:-politician, author.
Lennox Honychurch:-author, historian, artist.
Phyllis Shand Allfrey:-author, politician.
Edward Oliver LeBlanc:-Dominica's first Premier; teacher,
agriculturist.
Jaco:- maroon chief.
Balla:-maroon chief.
Irving Shillingford:-cricketer.
Keleb Laurent:-cricketer, teacher, politician.
Fr. Kelvin Felix:-archbishop.
Jeff Charles:-cricket commentator, educator.
Fr. Clement Jolly:-author, religious.
Jean Lawrence:-folk singer.
A SAMPLING OF SOME OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK ON THIS COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT OVER THE YEARS.  
THIS LIST IS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE..JUST PLACING NAMES THAT I KNOW HAVE MADE US WHAT WE ARE TODAY, ONE
WAY OR THE OTHER.
Edward Scobie:-educator, politician.
Dame Eugenia Charles:-former Prime Minister, (first
woman in Caribbean), lawyer.
E.C. Loblack:-trade unionist, legislator.
Lennox Napier:-legislator
Dr. John Imray:-medical doctor, agriculturalist,
legislator.
Dr. Henry Alford Nicholls:-legislator, medical doctor
Cecil Rawle:-lawyer, legislator.
Ophelia(Olivacce-Marie) Dominica's lady of song.
Chubby Mark:-coco sec fame.
Roosevelt Douglas:-political activist, former Prime
Minister.
Swinging Stars:-Dominica's oldest running musical
band.
Frank A. Baron:-Dominica's first Chief Minister.
Anthony Moise:-legislator.
W.O.M. Pond:-author, teacher.Wrote the National
Anthem.
I raise my hat in salute to all of them for they've paved the way for me and many others to be where we are and whom
we are today.
Every journey begins with a small step and the journey still continues today.
It may not be an easy one but some day we will come to the end of that journey...Hopefully we will.
A now silent canon stands guard at
Morne Bruce overlooking
the town of  Roseau.
Dominica's Cultural Center-The Old
Mill-a former sugar plantation at
Canefield.
The Mountain Chicken.
Background music compliments Jama-B...This Land from his  CD "More Bacchanal"
ONE FLAG..ONE PEOPLE..ONE NATION!!
DOMINICA ON THE WWW
THE NATIONAL PLEDGE
Before God and all mankind,
I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the Commonwealth of
Dominica and the Sovereign
Republic for which it stands;
my love, my loyalty and skills
in the service of Dominica
and my fellow citizens.  I
promise to work diligently
and to help build a
prosperous and peaceful
nation.
Dominica's National Anthem

Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
Isle so sweet and fair,
All must surely gaze in wonder
At thy  gifts so rich and rare.
Rivers, valleys, hills and mountains
All these gifts we do extol.
Healthy land, so like all fountains,
Giving cheer that warms the soul.

Dominica, God hath blest thee
With a clime benign and bright
Pastures green and flowers of beauty
Filling all with pure delight,
And a people strong and healthy,
Full of Godly rev'rent fear
May we ever seek to praise thee
For these gifts so rich and rare.

Come ye forward, sons and daughters
Of this gem beyond compare.
Strive for honor, sons and daughters,
Do the right, be firm, be fair.
Toil with hearts and hands and voices,
We must prosper! Sound the call,
In which ev'ryone rejoices
All for Each and Each for All.

Words by W.O.M. Pond