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Turks and Caicos under new management

Not something that happens every day. I wonder if there will be a gunboat on its way there?

UK seizes control over Turks and Caicos Islands amid corruption allegations | Mail Online
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Gasp! Those Imperialistic and expansionist dogs! Americans should be strung up and quartered. Oh wait ... English are doing this? Jolly GOOD SHOW old chap. Let's put it to them shall we and restore ORDER!

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They have always owned the Turks and Caicos. It is still considered a colony.

There was a book written by Simon Winchester, the name escapes me at the moment, in which he goes around to all of the existing colonies. Great read.
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Who ever was in charge recently has been found lining his own pockets living a glamorous life. He got a spanking, and had the islands taken away from him....lololol......i2f
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They have always owned the Turks and Caicos. It is still considered a colony.

There was a book written by Simon Winchester, the name escapes me at the moment, in which he goes around to all of the existing colonies. Great read.

Outposts, I believe. It was a terrific read, and lead us to seriously consider doing the Cape of Good Hope route just so we can visit some South Atlantic "outposts of Empire".
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That's it! I started thinking about the same thing. My wife was seriously hoping that T and C would become the newest province a while back.
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Worse than Massachusetts?

Corrupt politians ...and somebody actually came to the rescue? Hey, how about sending in an 'unbiased' crew from the US to help for a couple of years...ya know, Barney, Ted, Kerry...any others you would like to send?
Or might I better lament...'who will rescue us?'
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That's it! I started thinking about the same thing. My wife was seriously hoping that T and C would become the newest province a while back.
Part of me is happy that didn't happen. By this stage, that dry little chain of atolls would've been buried in bilingual government forms and rolled-up rim Tim Horton coffee cups.
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