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The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.


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Government

Country name
Conventional long form None
Conventional short form Cayman Islands

Dependency status
Overseas territory of the UK

Government type
Parliamentary democracy

Capital
Name George Town (on Grand Cayman)
Geographic coordinates 19 18 N, 81 23 W
Time difference
UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Administrative divisions
8 districts; Creek, Eastern, Midland, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay, West End, Western

Independence
None (overseas territory of the UK)

Constitution
The Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009, 6 November 2009

Legal system
English common law and local statutes

Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state
Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Duncan TAYLOR (since 15 January 2010)
Head of government
Premier McKeeva BUSH (since 6 November 2009)
Cabinet
The Cabinet (six members are appointed by the governor on the advice of the premier, selected from among the elected members of the Legislative Assembly)
Elections
The monarchy is hereditary; the governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or coalition appointed by the governor as premier

Legislative branch
Unicameral Legislative Assembly (20 seats; 18 members elected by popular vote and 2 ex officio members from The Cabinet; to serve four-year terms)
Elections
Last held on 20 May 2009 (next to be held not later than May 2013)
Election results
Percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UDP 9, PPM 5, independent 1

Judicial branch
Grand Court; Cayman Islands Court of Appeal; Summary Court

Political parties and leaders
People's Progressive Movement or PPM [Kurt TIBBETTS]; United Democratic Party or UDP [McKeeva BUSH]

Political pressure groups and leaders
National Trust
Other Environmentalists

International organization participation
Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), IOC, UNESCO (associate), UPU

Diplomatic representation in the us
None (overseas territory of the UK)

Diplomatic representation from the us
None (overseas territory of the UK); consular services provided through the US Embassy in Jamaica

Flag description
A blue field, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a crest with a pineapple, representing the connection with Jamaica, and a turtle, representing Cayman's seafaring tradition, above a shield bearing a golden lion, symbolizing Great Britain, below which are three green stars (representing the three islands) surmounting white and blue wavy lines representing the sea and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

National anthem
Name "Beloved Isle Cayman"
Lyrics/music Leila E. ROSS
Note
Adopted 1993; served as an unofficial anthem since 1930; as a territory of the United Kingdom, in addition to the local anthem, "God Save the Queen" is official (see United Kingdom)


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