|National Flower: Bwa Carib
Did Columbus really discover
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
|Symbols of the Country's Past
|Dominica's Coat of Arms
|A chronology of events in the country's
|to see some of the important dates in
our country's history.
|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.
|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
|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
|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