General Information, Facts and Statistics

General Information

The BBC Country Profiles include links to relevant BBC coverage, Dominican newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline. Update information provided.

The U.S. Department of State offers a detailed country profile on Dominica. This site focuses on implications for US/US policy.

Portals to the World provides a collections of annotated website links for every nation. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.

Link collection, part of the Latin American Information Network (LANIC) mega-site maintained by the University of Texas (Austin). Problems: links are not annotated, frequency of updates unclear.

The searchable version of the ‘Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies’ is the mayor source forbibliography of books and articles concerning Guyana. Essential guide to academic resources, includes annotations. Updated annually (alternates between humanities and social sciences).

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987.


Official websites on Dominica

Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über Dominica, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.

The official website of Dominica's government.              


Facts and Statistics

The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).

The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.

The CIA World Factbook is a reliable, much-quoted resource on basic country statistics. Update information provided.

Geography and Maps


The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection offers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, historical, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin).

Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including Dominica.


Geography, Climate, Geology

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987. Includes information on Dominica's Geography and the Caribbean Geographical Setting.

News and Media


DBS Radio - operated by state broadcaster Dominica Broadcasting Corporation

Q95 FM - commercial

Kairi FM - commercial, operated by Island Communication Corporation

Voice of Life Radio-ZGBC - religious



Marpin Telecom and Broadcasting - cable TV provider



The Chronicle - weekly

The Times - weekly

The Sun - weekly

The Tropical Star - weekly

Politics, Sociery and Culture

Political and Legal Situation

The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. offers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media.

Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in Dominica.

The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) maintained by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University provides the collection, systematization, dissemination, and exchange of information, data, statistics, and institutions from a political perspective, comparative studies; and other resources relevant to the 35 countries of the region.


Human Rights Situation

Human Rights Watch offers frequent reports on human rights issues in each country.

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices offers a detailed overview of the human rights situation in each country. Submitted annually to Congress by the US Department of State.



Countries and Their Cultures focuses on cultures and countries around the world. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical and cultural information.



The BBC Country Profiles include an onlinetimelineof each country.

History of Nations is based on information from the US Department of State and highlights each nation's history.

Wikipedia's History of Dominica

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987. Includes information on the

Historical and Cultural Setting,

The European SettlementsThe Colonial Period,

The Sugar Revolutions and Slavery and on

Political Independence.


Slave Trade and Slavery

The Atlantic Slave Tradeand Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record‘ is a collection of 1,000 images depicting Atlantic slavery. Images cover a broad geographic range, with the majority from West and West Central Africa, the English and French Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. Engravings, paintings, portraits, photographs and punishment devices.

'Slave Resistance: A Caribbean Study' is a historical overview of issues related to slavery and resistance. Site developed by students at the University of Miami and includes a series of student essays.


Colonial Period

‘Caribbean Views’ presents a collection of high quality visual images (thumbnail, large and zoomable images) and texts housed in the British Library in London representing contrasting views of life in the British colonies in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. The texts include almanacs, journals, travel narratives, personal narratives of former slaves, abolitionist tracts, and occasional letters and wills.

Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client)


Native American History

KACIKE: Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology offers articles dedicated to correct the long standing impression that Caribbean Amerindians were either irrelevant to the making of the modern societies and cultural formations found in the Caribbean basin, merely mute witnesses to history, or that they have been altogether absent in post-colonial Caribbean history.

Religions, Languages and Art

The Kalinago

The Kalinago are the last people of their kind in the Caribbean. They live on the island of Dominica where there are only around 3,000 tribal members left. The Kalinago Chief Charles Williams gives you a tour of the island in this BBC video.