The official title, Commonwealth of Dominica, should always be used in addresses to avoid confusion with the Dominican Republic.
Telephone and fax services at Telecommunications of Dominica (TOD), Mercury House, Hanover St, Roseau. Open 0700-2000, Mon-Sat. Phone cards are available for EC$10, 20 and 40 from Telecommunications of Dominica and some shops. Cable & Wireless has pre-paid phone cards, cellular service, credit card calling and a cybercafé on Kennedy Av, Roseau, T4481000, F4481111, www.cwdom.dm Cornerhouse, 6 King George St, T4499000. 3 computers for internet access, corn...@hotmail.com, with salads, snacks and juices.
English is the official language but patois is spoken widely. It is very similar to that spoken on St Lucia and to the créole of Martinique and Haiti but people tend to speak more slowly.
Hillsborough St and Bay St, Roseau, 0800-1600 Mon-Fri. A mural depicts the development of the postal service in Dominica. It has a list of other stamp sellers around the island. Paperbacks on Cork St and other stationers or gift shops. A postcard to the USA or Europe costs EC$0.55, letters EC$0.90. Parcels go airmail only. Post your mail at the main post office if possible, post boxes around the country are not all in operation and there is no indication of which ones have been taken out of service. DHL is in the Whitchurch Centre, represented by Whitchurch Travel Agency, T4482181, F4485787.
DBS broadcasts on AM 595 kHz and FM 88.1, 88.6. 89.5, 103.2 and 103.6 MHz. Kairi Fm is the most listened to radio station with a more lively presentation style than the state-owned DBS. It is on FM 93.1, 107.9 MHz. Vol is on AM 1060 KHz, FM 102.1, 90.6 MHz. There are two religious radio stations (one Protestant and one Catholic) as well as a repeater for St Lucian Radio Caribbean International on FM 98.1 Mhz.