Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos
Islands are a British Colony, until 1959 a dependency of Jamaica.
Following World War II Great
Britain made preparations for independence for the Gilbert Islands.
However, Ellice Islanders preferred separation to a continued
relationship with the Gilbert Islands.
Separation from the Gilbert Islands (now
Kiribati), took place on October 1,1975, and on January 1, 1976, full
administration of the new colony was transferred to Funafuti from
Tarawa. Tuvalu became an Independent Constitutional monarchy, the 38th
(special) member of the Commonwealth on the October 1,1978. In 2000,
and a full member of the Commonwealth and the 189th member of the
United Nations. The stamp shows the relatonship between the two
groups of islands.