Britain puts the Earl of Carlisle in charge of Dominica, placing the island under British rule.
Dominica is claimed by France.
The island is abandoned by both Britain and France.
As part of the Treaty of Paris at the end of the Seven Years' War, Britain gains Dominica and establishes a general assembly.
Dominica becomes the first and only British Caribbean colony with a black-controlled legislature.
Dominica becomes part of the Leeward Island Federation.
Britain reestablishes a crown colony government in Dominica.
Dominica joins the West Indies Federation.
The West Indies Federation dissolves and Dominica becomes an associated state of the United Kingdom.
Dominica is granted independence.
The government creates legislation to make Dominica a provider of offshore financial services.