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Anguilla

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

Abstract

Anguilla was probably given its name by the Spaniards because of its eel-like shape. After British settlements in the 17th century, the territory was administered as part of the Leeward Islands. From 1825 it became more closely associated with St Kitts and ultimately incorporated in the colony of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Opposition to this association grew and finally in 1967 the island seceded unilaterally. Following direct intervention by the UK in 1969 Anguilla became de facto a separate dependency of Britain; and this was formalized on 19 Dec. 1980 under the Anguilla Act 1980. A new Constitution came into effect in April 1982.

Keywords

Executive Power Chief Minister British Settlement Windward Island Foreign Economic Relation 
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Further Reading

  1. Petty, C. L., Anguilla: Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way. Anguilla, 1984Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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  • Brian Hunter

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