Known as the ‘nature island’ of the Caribbean, Dominica is paradise for those who love wilderness and greenery. A tropical island: yes, but not your typical white beaches and endless coastlines kind of island. The country is covered in mountains, dense rainforests, rivers, volcanoes, waterfalls and world’s largest hot spring.
Agriculture dominates Dominica’s economy and the island is becoming an important financial center in the Caribbean and career opportunities can be found in rising sectors like offshore banking and other corporate activities. The official language of the country is English, making it easy for many to do business.
Life on the island is not cheap, as a lot food needs to be imported, but the volcanic island does grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables that are sold on local markets.
There are a few things to keep in mind when working or doing business in Dominica. Humour is a big part of communication and Dominicans appreciate honesty and can be quite direct. You should always be on time for meetings, but don’t expect others to be. Be sure to follow the official protocol Dominicans use during meetings, they’re quite strict.