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1938 (In the year) William DeForge became the first Bahá’í to visit the Dominican Republic. He made a one-day trip from Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic; Central America First Bahais by country or area find reference
1939 8 Dec Margaret Lentz, a German stenographer, arrived in the Dominican Republic from Geneva, the first Bahá’í to settle in that country. Dominican Republic Margaret Lentz
1940 13 Jan María Teressa Martín de López (Irizarry), from Puerto Rico, became a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic while on a visit. She was the first Puerto Rican Bahá’í and the first person to become a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic.
  • For the story of her life see BW8:631–42.
  • Dominican Republic First Bahais by country or area
    1942 16 Nov Manuel Bergés Chupani, of Sánchez, Dominican Republic, became a Bahá’í, perhaps the first native Dominican person to accept the Faith. Dominican Republic First Bahais by country or area
    1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominican Republic was formed. [BW13:258] Dominican Republic NSA
    1966 17 April Ivor Ellard, a British resident of the United States, arrived Dominica, the first pioneer to the island.
  • Two days later William Nedden settled on the island.
  • Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1968 Jul Louis Joseph, the first Bahá’í indigenous to Dominica, enrolled in Roseau. Roseau; Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1971 Nov The first Bahá’í Youth Conference of the Antilles took place in the Dominican Republic. [BW 15:217] Dominican Republic Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences
    1976 27 Dec The first local spiritual assembly in Dominica was formed in St George. St George; Dominica LSA
    1977 31 May Joe Rabess, the first Carib to become a Bahá’í, enrolled in Dominica. Dominica Joe Rabess
    1978 4 Mar Christaline Francis, the first woman of the Caribs to become a Bahá’í, enrolled in Dominica. Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1983 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominica was formed with its seat in Roseau. [BW18:107, 171] Dominica NSA
    1995 Feb Jacinto Peynado, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, visited the Bahá'í World Centre. [BW94–5:77] Dominican Republic; BWC Jacinto Peynado
     
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