UK faces Caribbean challenge
Last updated: 10 March, 2009 - Published 12:10 GMT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/%20By the BBC point of view this is the situation in the british caribbean:Britain's Caribbean overseas territories-Anguilla, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Montserrat. (Bermuda is also a UK overseas territory)
Britain's Caribbean territories have their fair share of problems but there is no clamour for independence.
"Islanders automatically benefit from British citizenship, unless they renounce it.
They currently have varying degrees of self-government, a process which has expanded in recent years as new constitutions have taken effect.
Most of the leaders are now called premiers, a process expected to be confirmed in the Cayman Islands after a referendum in May.
The UK territories are also expected to be in the spotlight this year for another reason -- most of them are offshore financial centres.
The UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has called for the outlawing of offshore tax havens on the grounds that they encourage tax evasion -- a view which puts on a course of collision with British subjects in far-flung corners."