‘Nature Island’ Dominica Ready for Greater Investment from Florida, U.S.

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN News) – Dominica was among the nations represented at the 2016 Caribbean Investment Summit at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay May 12th and 13th to increase Florida and U.S. investment in the nation.


Ms. Rhode Joseph is the Executive Director of Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) of the Commonwealth of Dominica spoke with Florida National News Editor Mellissa Thomas about IDA at the 2016 Caribbean Investment Summit in Miami, Florida, USA, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Photo by J Willie David, III/Florida National News

The island, often confused with the Dominican Republic, is actually located in the eastern Caribbean, between Guadeloupe and Martinique. It has a population of approximately 71,000 people and is inviting investors in the tourism sector, but in a much more narrower niche than the average hotel. “Our niche is hiking and diving…high-end, low volume tourism,” said Rhoda Joseph, Executive Director of Invest Dominica. “We’re known as ‘Nature Island’. ”

Dominica is also opening its waters. Literally. Joseph said the nation’s water is pure and thereby a great investment vehicle. “We are also known as the ‘Land of Water’. We have three hundred sixty-five rivers.” Additionally, Dominica is seeking investors for a sixty-one-acre marina in Portsmouth, located in the northern area of the island. The natural-land marina is in a prime location according to Joseph because it is in the trade route between Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Finally, Dominica is offering a citizenship by investment incentive for foreign investors. When investors become citizens of the country, they will enjoy the financial benefits germane to the island, which means lower costs to them.

Florida and U.S. investors can learn more about Dominica by visiting

Mellissa Thomas is Editor of the Florida National News. The Jamaica-born author and journalist is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran with degrees in Entertainment Business and Film. She also helps business owners, CEOs, executives, and speakers double their income and clinch the credibility they deserve by walking them step by step through the process of developing, completing, marketing, and publishing their first book.

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