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    Cayman Islands Government - 1990

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: George Town

      Administrative divisions: 12 districts; Bodden Town, Creek, East End, George Town, Jacksons, North Side, Prospect, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay, West Bay, West End

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Legal system: British common law and local statutes

      Constitution: 1959, revised 1972

      National holiday: Constitution Day (first Monday in July), 3 July 1989

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor, Executive Council (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Assembly

      Judicial branch: Grand Court, Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Alan James SCOTT (since NA 1987); Head of Government--Governor and President of the Executive Council Alan James SCOTT (since NA 1987)

      Political parties and leaders: no formal political parties

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Legislative Assembly--last held NA November 1988 (next to be held November 1992); results--percent of vote NA; seats--(15 total, 12 elected)

      Communists: none

      Member of: Commonwealth

      Diplomatic representation: as a dependent territory of the UK, Caymanian interests in the US are represented by the UK; US--none

      Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms on a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a pineapple and turtle above a shield with three stars (representing the three islands) and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

      NOTE: The information regarding Cayman Islands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cayman Islands Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cayman Islands Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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