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Dominica Cluster (Block C) is one of the smallest clusters in Caribbean Estates and is the only townhouse complex.   This unique cluster has 108 homes on three streets – Dominica Boulevard, Hampstead Way and Piton Place.  In looking at the island of Dominica from which our cluster has been fashioned we look at the similarities and differences with our own country.  Below is a brief introduction to the island of Dominica.

LOCATION:
Dominica is about 1,500 miles southeast of Miami and 1,763 miles east of Honduras, Central America. The Caribbean Sea is to the west. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east. The independent Commonwealth of Dominica is sandwiched between the French-aligned islands of Guadeloupe, to the north, and Martinique, to the south.

 

 

POPULATION:
Population about 80,000. Commonwealth of Dominica gained its independence from Britain in 1978, but still holds both French and English influences. Also home to the only remaining community of Caribs, descended directly from original South American tribes. Their reservation, Carib Territory, covers 3,700 acres on the eastern coast, and their traditions are evident island-wide.

TERAINE & WEATHER:
Unlike the Caribbean stereotype of white sandy beaches, Dominica is mostly mountains and rainforests with few beaches. It is 290 square miles, 29 miles long and 16 miles wide. About 75 percent of the island is covered by thickly wooded mountains, and more than a quarter of it is protected as national parks or forest reserves. The average high temperature is 85°F in January/ 90°F in July, and the average low temperature is 68°F in January/ 72°F in July. The driest months are January through April. Roseau and the west coast receive about 85 inches of rain annually, while the mountainous interior rain forest gets more than 340 inches per year. Hurricane season is predominantly between August and mid-October.

LANGUAGE:
English is the official language of Dominica, however, many locals communicate in a hybrid language known to scholars as Lesser Antillean Creole French.

Morne Trois Pitons (One of Caribbean Estates -Dominica Cluster’s street is Piton Place)
Morne Trois Pitons National Park, established in July 1975 by an act of Parliament, was the first of Dominica's National Parks to be legally established.
Located in the south central part of Dominica, this 16,980-acre park of primordial rain forest contains the most spectacular hikes. Morne Trois Pitons refers to the “mountain of three peaks” that rises to 4,672 feet. The legendary Valley of Desolation and Boiling Lake hike is located within the park.
In 1998, UNESCO recognised the unique beauty and value of Morne Trois Pitons National Park, and designated it a World Heritage Site
You won't see any large mammals in the park, but Dominica does possess a wide range of insects, birds, crustaceans and a few reptiles. There are four species of snake, all non-poisonous.


HAMSTEAD (One of Caribbean Estates -Dominica Cluster’s Street is Hampstead Way)
Hampstead is a village in northeastern Dominica. Along with Bense, the area has a population of 495,[1] and was used as a filming location for 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.[2]

 

Dominica

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Contact Us:
Email: dominica@caribbeanestate.org

General Meetings:
Second Sunday of every month
in the Cluster Park at 5:30 PM sharp


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Contact Us

Caribbean Estates Citizens Assn. (CECA)
Bernard Lodge, St. Catherine
Jamaica W.I
Phone: (876) 631-7782
Email: office@caribbeanestates.org

Property Manager

Phone (876)631-7782
propertymanager@caribbeanestates.org