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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Fergus, Howard A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
School of Continuing Studies
Article Title
The Cayman Islands: Britain's Maverick Caribbean Colony
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Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
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Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
29
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
1-20
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Abstract
Like Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Cayman Islands have sometimes been a colony of a colony. Like Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the foundations of the prosperity of the Cayman Islands rest on offshore financial services and tourism. In its total profile, however, the Caymans group has been atypical among the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) in the Caribbean, and this includes its present potential (if not promise) to lead the group in the thrust for constitutional modernisation. This paper explores and explains the development of this proverbial rags-to-riches, conservative-to-progressive colony and prognosticates on its future relationship with the British Government. In the process, the nexus between its economics and politics becomes evident.....
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