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Turks and Caicos Islands History and Government

History The first residents of the islands were the indigenous people, including the Arawak people, who were, for centuries, gradually replaced by the Caribs. The first European to document the islands was the Spanish conqueror Juan Ponce de León, who did so in 1512. During the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the islands passed from Spanish, to French, to British control,… Read More »