Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/2/12
Eighth in a series of installments documenting my failed political ambitions, my warped sensibilities, and my Portland Trail Blazers.     Oh yes - this is the Queen's land indeed, these beautiful Caribbean cays, and has been since the late 17th century. You didn't know? Originally claimed by Spain by Christopher Columbus himself, the Caymans remained relatively uninhabited until the British took control. With control came settlers… and, of course, slaves. Emancipation came in the 1830s (many years before the United States, by the way), and the departure of many of the slave-owning upper class led to the interesting mix of native Caymanian hybrid stock that is defined today, and the lack of natural resources - mixed with very generous tax laws - has led the Queen to keep her grip strong and her enemies close… and when you consider the strange tales of the post-World-War-II era that kept popping up mysteriously during my tenure on the islands, that maxim becomes an altogether diffe...
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