Turks and Caicos Islands National Security
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies
Neither the Cayman Islands nor the Turks and Caicos Islands had armed forces--either under local or under British control. Each territory did, however, have a small local police force that was under British control.
The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force had ninety members under a chief of police. Most were stationed on Grand Turk Island, with other police stations on Providenciales and South Caicos. The police handled coastal patrol duties. Training was provided at a center on Grand Turk Island. Like the RCIP, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force operated under British control.
No insurgencies or related activities were reported in either the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1987.
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Literature specific to these two groups of islands is limited. The most useful sources of information are a series of yearbooks and compendium discussions of the Caribbean islands. Richard Green's Latin America and Caribbean Review (published yearly) is an excellent source of information on economic and political events of the past year. Current events can be followed through the monthly British newsletter the Latin American Monitor: Caribbean. Useful business information can be found in Jane Walker's Business Traveller's Handbook. (For further information and complete citations, see Bibliography.)
Data as of November 1987
NOTE: The information regarding Turks and Caicos Islands on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turks and Caicos Islands National Security information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands National Security should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.