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  • Lowell G. McManus
    I heard a report on Radio Canada International around the early 1980 s that the Cayman Islands had suggested to Britain a few years earlier that they should be
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 28, 2008
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      I heard a report on Radio Canada International around the early 1980's that
      the Cayman Islands had suggested to Britain a few years earlier that they
      should be devolved to Canada. Canada supposedly considered the idea, but
      passed.

      Can any of our friends in the True North elaborate?

      Lowell G. McManus
      Eagle Pass, Texas, USA


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "kontikipaul" <contikipaul@...>
      To: <borderpoint@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:55 AM
      Subject: [borderpoint] Re: Virgin on the ridiculous? BVI/USVI


      >I think the USVI/BVI issues are all squared away. The UK once
      > offered to sell the US the rights to BVI in the 70's I believe. The
      > USA's other best friend Canada has an island in between Nova Scotia
      > and Maine called Machinas Seal Island (IIRC) that both countries have
      > designated as a wildlife preserve.
      >
      > For a time it was a US island on Canadian maps and a Canadian island
      > on US maps meaning each side thought the other had it in cartography
      > circles.
      >
      > There is a Canadian lighthouse on it but US claims ownership.
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