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Dominica

03 Nov 1494 Claimed for Aragon and Castile, named Isla Dominga

1627 Claimed for England

1635 Claimed for France

31 Mar 1660 Anglo-French agreement to leave the island for the native Caribs

18 Oct 1748 - 06 Jun 1761 Britain and France agree to leave Dominica a Neutral territory

06 Oct 1761 British occupation

10 Feb 1763 British colony

07 Sep 1778 - 1784 French occupation

1833 - 31 Dec 1939 Part of the Leeward Islands colony

01 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1959 Part of Windward Islands colony

03 Jan 1958 - 31 May 1962 Part of Federation of the West Indies

01 Mar 1967 Associated state

03 Nov 1978 - Independence, Commonwealth of Dominica

Presidents

03 Nov 1978 - 18 Jan 1979 Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue (1st Time) .... 1905-1993

(interim)

19 Jan 1979 - 29 Jan 1980 Frederick Eutrope Degazon .............. 1913-2008

(left Dominica on 11 Jun 1979)

15 Jun - 16 Jun 1979 Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue (2nd Time)

(acting for Degazon)

21 Jun 1979 - 15 Feb 1980 Jenner Bourne Maude Armour ............. 1936-2001

(acting [for Degazon to 29 Jan 1980])

16 Feb - 25 Feb 1980 Vacant

26 Feb 1980 - 19 Dec 1983 Aurelius John Baptiste Lamothe Marie ... 1903-1995

23 May 1983 - 24 Oct 1993 Sir Clarence Henry Augustus Seignoret .. 1919-2002

(acting for Marie to 19 Dec 1983)

25 Oct 1993 - 05 Oct 1998 Crispin Anselm Sorhaindo ............... 1931-2010

06 Oct 1998 - 01 Oct 2003 Vernon Lorden Shaw ..................... 1930-2013

02 Oct 2003 - 17 Sep 2012 Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool ...... 1934-2015

17 Sep 2012 - 02 Oct 2013 Eliud Thaddeus Williams ................ 1948-

02 Oct 2013 - Charles Angelo Savarin ................. 1943-

Leader of the Government

1957 - 31 Dec 1959 Franklyn Arthur Merrifield Baron ....... 1923-

Chief ministers

01 Jan 1960 - 21 Jan 1961 Franklyn Arthur Merrifield Baron ....... s.a

Premiers

21 Jan 1961 - 27 Jul 1974 Edward Oliver LeBlanc .................. 1923-2004

27 Jul 1974 - 21 Jun 1979 Patrick Rowland John ................... 1938-

Prime Ministers

21 Jun 1979 - 23 Jul 1980 Oliver James Seraphine ................. 1943-

(interim)

23 Jul 1980 - 14 Jun 1995 Mary Eugenia Charles ................... 1919-2005

14 Jun 1995 - 03 Feb 2000 Edison Chenfil James ................... 1943-

03 Feb - 30 Sep 2000 Roosevelt "Rosie" Bernard Douglas ...... 1941-2000

01 Oct 2000 - 06 Jan 2004 Pierre Charles ......................... 1954-2004

06 Jan - 08 Jan 2004 Osborne Riviere ........................ 1932-

(acting)

08 Jan 2004 - Roosevelt Skerrit ...................... 1972-

 

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