Cayman Islands

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The islands were discovered by Columbus on 10 May 1503 and (with Jamaica) were recognized as British possessions by the Treaty of Madrid in 1670. Grand Cayman was settled in 1734 and the other islands in 1833. They became a separate Crown Colony on 4 July 1959, administered by the same governor as Jamaica until the latter’s independence on 6 Aug. 1962 when they received their own Administrator (From 1972 a governor).


Cayman Island Grand Cayman Foreign Economic Relation Official Member Chief Town 
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Further Reading

  1. Annual Report, 1990. Cayman Islands Government, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Statistical Abstract of the Cavman Islands, 1990. Cayman Islands Government Statistics Unit, 1991Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Brian Hunter

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