Cayman Islands: Introduction

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the 3 islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The geography of the Cayman Islands is low-lying with coral reefs. The government system is a parliamentary democracy. The chief of state is the Queen of the United Kingdom and the head of government is the Premier. The Cayman Islands have a mixed economic system and the islands are a thriving offshore financial center. The Cayman Islands are an associate member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).