crown colony


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crown colony

a British colony whose administration and legislature is controlled by the Crown
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8] In 1958, a commemorative stamp was issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of British Columbia as a Crown Colony, a political development which stemmed from the discovery of the placer deposits of gold in the Fraser River valley.
Here were the British, determined to run mandate Palestine as a crown colony, to secure it as a colonial linchpin of the British Empire in the Middle East.
A longtime feud between two of the largest financial houses in the British Crown Colony is further complicated by the arrival of an interloping American powerbroker and his voluptuous assistant who plan to use the bad blood for their own financial gain.
Our Hong Kong colleagues are rather dispirited,'' Endo said when asked about his impression of the former crown colony.
Tung Chee-Hwa, Hong Kong's chief executive, last week branded the Falun Gong meditation sect an ''evil cult'' and vowed that it would be ''closely monitored,'' weakening confidence that Hong Kong will retain the freedom of speech, religion and assembly which it enjoyed under British rule before the crown colony was returned to Beijing in 1997.
In the winter dry season of 1935-36, Dr Thomas Gann (1867-1938) carried out the last of a long series of amateur excavations on Maya sites in the Crown Colony of British Honduras (Belize), where he had been chief medical officer for many years until his retirement.
The broad category of "Southern regional writers" includes Northern writers who migrated southward to the crown colony during this time.
James Douglas, governor of the crown colony of British Columbia, sent three warships to dislodge Pickett and his men.
Nepal now operates services to Hong Kong under a ''confidential memorandum of understanding'' reached in July 1996 between the kingdom and what was then the crown colony.
When the voice of Beijing and its official representative in the crown colony announces it will no longer speak out, there might be more there than the statement's text suggests.