Dominica. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Dominica is 71,997 people in 2020. Prime Minister Pierre Charles died in January
of a heart attack at the age of 49. The new Prime Minister,
Roosevelt Skerrit, was appointed as new Prime Minister. He
promised to pursue Charles's political programs, which
largely consisted of cuts in the public sector as a result
of the country's poor economy.
In March, Dominica broke off diplomatic relations with
Taiwan in favor of better contacts with Taiwan's arch-rival
China. In doing so, the Chinese government promised over $
100 million in aid to Dominica over a five-year period.
Until the break, Dominica was one of only 28 countries in
the world that had diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Dominica - Roseau
Roseau, capital of Dominica, Caribbean; 14,700 residents (2012). Roseau is
Dominica's largest city and port with some industry (including rum and soap
manufacturing) and exports of mainly bananas and some tourism; however, tourists
are few compared to the region's other capitals.
Roseau was founded around 1750 by French colonizers. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo
caused extensive damage to both the city and the island.