Monday, November 01, 2004

Dominica, Flag Of

As a British colony, Dominica obtained a coat of arms of its own in 1961. The arms had a shield with a blue and yellow cross, a banana tree, a coconut tree, a frog, a Carib Indian canoe, a lion symbolizing links with England, and a motto in the local language (�Apres Bondie c'est la ter�) meaning �After the Good Lord, the land.� Flanking the shield were imperial parrots, also known as sisserous,


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