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Definition of Overseas Territory by Loretto on 8 January 2010 2:38pm
 
We are off to Jamaica in feb and Turks and Caicos Islands in April. I am curious as to the lay man's definition of an "overseas territory" which is what T&C Islands are. The "Islanders" consider themselves British, in Jamaica...they consider themselves Jamaican. I know that Jamaica gained independance in 1962, but T&C is content to remain part of the UK's overseas territory. It has its own government and money so what does it mean to be an Oversea's Territory?
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by kazzzz on 8 January 2010 2:44pm
 
A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State.
That's why we have a Governor General!
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by Loretto on 8 January 2010 5:21pm
 
Thanks Kazz, but can Australia have different laws than the ruling country?
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by ev on 8 January 2010 5:59pm
 
Ok, go ahead rub it in that our Head of State lives 24,000 km away. Happy now you've made me cry?

Sorry I exaggerated, it's only about 17,000 km..
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by Loretto on 11 January 2010 5:27pm
 
I made ev cry!!!!!????? Sorry ev...maybe it wasn't my question, but possibly Kazzz's answer that did it!
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by kazzzz on 13 January 2010 7:51am
 
l think so Loretto, don't quote me on it but my other 'arf and l have noticed a few differences in eachother's countries. Not big stuff. For instance, parking ticket laws. You can get arrested in Australia for non payment of parking fines. In the UK you can't (unless it's a fine issued by the courts). In Australia it's a fine to not carry your licence while driving. In the UK it's not.
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by peripatetically on 13 January 2010 2:22pm
 
You mean to tell me Brits can drive without their license with them? OMG! Not here! DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by Loretto on 13 January 2010 2:45pm
 
Peri, here in CT they give you 24 hours to show up at the Police Station with your license, I have driven on a number of occasions w/out it....just forgot to take my handbag with me.
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by peripatetically on 13 January 2010 2:51pm
 
Oh,maybe that's the case down here too. All I know is that it's a very bad idea get behind the wheel without it. I wonder where I can find out the law about that here. Actually it doesn't matter, because I wouldn't leave my license home anyway. Interesting though.
 
Re: Definition of Overseas Territory by ev on 13 January 2010 3:23pm
 
Australia's a bloody police state.
 
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