History of Dominica Part II

During the time ownership changed hands the people were given some rights, including the right to vote. These rights came from lack of production for the island. Ability to vote was taken from the people of Dominica because limes became a cash crop around 1871. The lime production around this time was one of the main sources of commerce to the island. Agricultural diversification became important after the decline in the lime crop around 1932. Bananas, coconuts, vanilla, bay leaves, and citrus became important sources of income to Dominica. Statehood was granted in 1967 by the British and termination with Britain occurred in 1976. Independence came about in 1978 along with Hurricane David.


One Response

  1. To Aubrie Russell:
    Hi Aubrie!
    What an opportunity & adventure! Sounds like you’re in a beautiful area…. And definitely a change from Maine.
    We’re anxious to hear more.
    Love you,
    Uncle Jim, Aunt Gail, & the Boys 🙂

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