There is a 10-year compulsory school in Dominica, which
includes 2 years of preschool, 5 years of elementary school
and 3 years of secondary school.
The main problem in the education sector is to get
sufficient educated teachers.
In December 2014, for the third consecutive election, the
DLP secured an absolute majority in parliament as it
received 15 of the 21 seats. Skerrit was appointed prime
minister for the fourth time.
In September 2017, Dominica was hit by Category 5
Hurricane Maria. The most violent recorded hurricane in the
country's history. The hurricane's eye plowed across the
island, causing enormous devastation. Thousands were made
homeless and 27 killed. The lack of the most basic
necessities subsequently triggered looting, and the
government imposed a curfew in the period 16-08.