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1938 William DeForge becomes the first Bahá’í to visit the Dominican Republic. He has made a one-day trip from Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic William DeForge; travel teaching find reference
1939 8 Dec Margaret Lentz, a German stenographer, arrives 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, becomes a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic while on a visit. She is 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 María Teressa Martín de López
1942 16 Nov Manuel Bergés Chupani, of Sánchez, Dominican Republic, becomes a Bahá’í, perhaps the first native Dominican person to accept the Faith. Dominican Republic Manuel Bergés Chupani
1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominican Republic is formed. [BW13:258] Dominican Republic NSA
1966 17 April Ivor Ellard, a British resident of the United States, arrives Dominica, the first pioneer to the island.
  • Two days later William Nedden settles on the island.
Dominica Ivor Ellard; pioneer; William Nedden
1968 Jul Louis Joseph, the first Bahá’í indigenous to Dominica, enrols in Roseau. Roseau; Dominica Louis Joseph
1971 Nov The first Bahá’í Youth Conference of the Antilles takes place in the Dominican Republic. [BW 15:217] Dominican Republic Baha’i Youth Conference
1976 27 Dec The first local spiritual assembly in Dominica is formed in St George. St George; Dominica LSA
1977 31 May Joe Rabess, the first Carib to become a Bahá’í, enrols in Dominica. Dominica Joe Rabess
1978 4 Mar Christaline Francis, the first woman of the Caribs to become a Bahá’í, enrols in Dominica. Dominica Christaline Francis
1983 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominica is formed with its seat in Roseau. [BW18:107, 171] Dominica NSA
1995 Feb Jacinto Peynado, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, visits the Bahá'í World Centre. [BW94–5:77] Dominican Republic; BWC; Jacinto Peynado
 
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