Ms Panades interviews Mr Martin Stanley on UK direct rule of Turks and Caicos Islands

On 13th July, Ms Panades interviewed Mr Martin Stanley to critically discuss the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories.

Findings from the interview will inform Ms Panades’ current research on British management of political and financial scandal in British Overseas Territories.

Mr Martin Stanley, now retired, has enjoyed a successful career within the highest ranks of the UK Civil Service.

In 2009, Mr Stanley was appointed interim Chief Executive of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

Mr Stanley held overarching responsibility to run TCI’s civil service during the UK’s direct rule following Premier Misick’s resignation from office.

Views gathered in the interview advance Caymanian research.

Mr Stanley’s views deepen our understanding of the relationships between the UK and its overseas territories, like Cayman.

Mr Stanley is now a thought-leader and prolific writer.

His mission is to spread practical knowledge on the inner workings of the UK’s civil service. His website is

Ms Panades is grateful to the Portfolio of Legal Affairs and the wider civil service in facilitating this cycle of interviews in London.

This is further evidence of the Cayman Islands Government commitment for the advancement of Caymanian scholarship.

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Laura Panades-Estruch



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