Dominica promotes itself as the “nature island,” the new eco-tourism destination in the Caribbean. It’s a marketing strategy designed to provide badly needed jobs in a nation suffering from high unemployment and increasing poverty due to a sharp decline in banana sales, its major export.
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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