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History of the Grand Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands consists of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. They are located in the western Carribean, just south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands is a territory of Great Britain and is a major center for off shore... More »
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The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean that have been under various governments since their discovery by Europeans. Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503 and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding ...


Cayman Islands History. Christopher Columbus. On May 10, 1503 Christopher Columbus sailed along his fourth and final voyage to the New World when a chance wind blew his ship off course. Intending to sail to Hispaniola (present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic), he was thrust westward toward "two very small ...


Cayman Islands History. Although the Cayman Islands celebrated its 500th birthday – its Quincentennial Year – in 2003, marking the first sighting of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus, it was only about three hundred years ago that people began to settle permanently on these islands. With no ...


Orientation. Identification. Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands on 10 May 1503 when his ships were blown off course by strong winds. He saw two small islands so full of turtles that he named them Las Tortugas, Spanish for " the turtles." It was the presence of the marine crocodile, however, that gave the ...


Cayman Islands history with information on early settlers, shipwrecks and taxes, Government, mosquitoes, pirates, turtles and an overview on current situation and new urbanism.


Legend has it that King George III rewarded the island with a promise never to introduce taxes as compensation for their generosity as one of the ships carried a member of the King's own family, his son Prince William. While this remains a popular legend, Queen Elizabeth II herself, along with various history books, state the ...


Oct 18, 2017 ... Cayman Islands: Geographical and historical treatment of Cayman Islands, including maps and statistics as well as a survey of its people, economy, and government.


Read about the government, history and politics of the Cayman Islands, including the social and economic factors affecting the country.


Oct 13, 2005 ... History. Christopher Columbus first sighted Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on 10 May 1503. On his fourth trip to the New World, Columbus was en route to Hispaniola when his ship was thrust westward toward "two very small and low islands, full of tortoises, as was all the sea all about, insomuch that they ...