Dec 23—–Dominica: Indigenous People Want Territory Renamed

Repeating Islands


The head of the indigenous people in Dominica, Garnet Joseph, says he is disappointed that after two years, the government has not agreed to a proposal to change the name of the Carib Territory to Kaliango Territory, antigua’s Observer reports.

He said while he supports a decision by the Roosevelt Skerrit government to change the names of two of island’s biggest mountains, the authorities should also look into the the Kalinago Council’s proposal.

“This is about two years now since we made the proposal for changing the name from Carib Territory to Kalinago Territory. I am hoping that in the not too distant future our request for the name change is met,” he told the Dominica New Online website.

“The reasons we gave for changing the name of the Territory is even more justified than the names recommended by the committee to change the name of the mountains in this…

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