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Turks and Caicos Islands

WORLD FACTBOOK (US)


Introduction: The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas...

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COUNTRY PROFILE (UK)


International Relations: Historically TCI has had strong links with Jamaica, to which they remained constitutionally tied until well into the twentieth century. There are also strong links with the Bahamas. Foreign investors, mainly from Canada, the UK and the USA play a significant role in the islands’ economic life. More than half of the tourists to TCI come from the US. TCI is an associate member of the Caribbean Community (Caricom).

Relations with the UK

The United Kingdom, through the Governor, is responsible for TCI’s external relations, defence and internal security. Since parts of the Constitution were suspended on ...

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COUNTRY STUDIES (US)


The Commonwealth Caribbean islands make up a large subcomponent of the hundreds of islands in the Caribbean Sea, forming a wide arc between Florida in the north and Venezuela in the south, as well as a barrier between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Varying considerably in size, the islands, which are the isolated upper parts of a submerged chain of volcanic mountains, are scattered ...

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