Portsmouth Tourism, Dominica

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Portsmouth is the second largest town in Dominica, with 2,977 inhabitants. It lies on the Indian River on Dominica's northwest coast, in Saint John Parish. Cabrits National Park is located on a peninsula to the north of town. Portsmouth has its own sea port in Prince Rupert Bay. Portsmouth was initially chosen as the capital of Dominica, but only served in that capacity in 1760. After malaria broke out there the same year, the capital was moved to Roseau, where it remains. The Ross University School of Medicine, which has over 1,000 students mainly from the United States and Canada, is located near Portsmouth, in Picard. The school's presence is a major economic resource for the local people. A farmer's market runs Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in the city. The area is the birthplace of Exile One's Gordon Henderson, and local politician Roosevelt Douglas Benjamin's Park is the primary sporting venue and has hosted first-class cricket. The area has many plans for tourism and employment in general. The Japanese Government is currently funding and constructing a fish processing plant in Portsmouth.


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Facts and Stats for Portsmouth*

  • Portsmouth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Portsmouth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Portsmouth.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Portsmouth - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 65.63 (High)
    • Climate Index 80.81 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Portsmouth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portsmouth

    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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